The Mr. Personality Festival 2012 took place in the Springhill Court Hotel last weekend when 27 contestants travelled to the Marble City for a fun-filled weekend.
The festival was hosted by Kilkenny Macra and was sponsored by Kilkenny/Carlow and District Farm Relief Services. The contestants were interviewed on stage with an optional party piece if they were brave enough and completed a number of challenges. They were interviewed by the three judges – Irene Maloney, former Munster Vice President of Macra, Clara Walsh, Midland 103 FM and John Nolan, Freshford Macra. The result was announced at midnight on Saturday night with Eoghan O’Neill from Laois becoming the seventh Mr. Personality. In second place was Aonghus O’Brien from Wicklow and third was Niall Doyle from Wexford. Eoghan was presented with €500 cheque, a perpetual trophy and a weekend break in any of the Brennan Hotels. Aonghus received a trophy and a cheque for €300 and a mid week break in any of the Brennan Hotels and Niall received a trophy, €200 and a break in the Aspect Hotel. Philip Daniels from Callan club in Kilkenny is presented with a memento of the weekend from Michael Dempsey, Chairman of Kilkenny Carlow & District Farm Relief Services