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The Queen of the Land Festival was initiated by the Farmers Journal in 1964 as part of the Kilkenny beer festival, the competition was then taken over by Offaly Macra three years later and it has since grown to become one of the prestigious events to grace the Macra Na Feirme and Offaly calendars. Meath live up to the claim of being the “Royal County” by having had six Queens crowned over the years. Cork (2014) has recently joined Laois with four titles each. 2001 became the only year the contest had to be postponed due to the Foot and Mouth crisis that hit Ireland that year (in the process giving Anita Meagher from Co. Waterford the distinction of being the only Queen to rule for two years). The host county has only tasted victory twice in the competition with Michelle Cody’s win in 1994 and Sinead Mulcahy in 2009, both from the Shinrone club.

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2009 – Sinead Mulcahy – Co. Offaly

2008 – Kate Harrison – Co. Dublin

2007 – Yvonne Daly – Co. Cork

2006 – Breda Goulding – Co. Laois

2005 – Elaine Murphy – Co. Kilkenny

2004 – Catherine McCollum – Co. Cavan

2003 – Caroline Tuite – Co. Meath

2002 – Eimear O’Brien – Co. Wicklow

2000 – Anita Meagher – Co. Waterford

1999 – Mairead McEvoy – Co. Kilkenny

1998 – Lorraine Morrissey – Co. Tipperary

1997 – Caroline Glancy – Co. Roscommon

1996 – Audrey Salley – Co. Kildare

1995 – Josephine Rodgers – Co. Roscommon

1994 – Michelle Cody – Co. Offaly

1993 – Michelle Sheerin – Co. Sligo

1992 – Marie Vines – Co. Cork

1991 – Alice Lynch – Co. Sligo

1990 – Chris Clifford – Co. Limerick

1989 – Ann Marie McHugh – Co. Kildare

1988 – Clare Dillon – Co. Galway

1987 – Eillsh Rahill (nee Kirk) – Co. Louth

1986 – Margaret McPaddan (nee Quinn) – Co. Donegal

1985 – Helena Connolly (nee McElvaney) – Co. Monaghan

1984 – Kathleen Murphy (nee Sinnott) – Co. Laois

1983 – Ann Kavanagh (nee Alrey) – Co. Waterford

1982 – Ann Dempsey (nee Ryan) – Co. Wicklow

1981 – Ornagh Darcy (nee O’Mahoney) – Co. Wexford

1980 – Aine Kent – Co. Wicklow

1979 – Catherine Gorman (nee Coffey) – Co. Kildare

1978 – Rosaleen Gallagher (nee Gilsenan) – Co. Meath

1977 – Mary Monaghan (nee Harte) – Co. Kildare

1976 – Philomena Byrne (nee Collins) – Co. Meath

1975 – Mary O’Connor – Co. Cork

1974 – Joan O’Keeffe (nee Bergin) – Co. Kilkenny

1973 – Elizabeth Sharkey (nee Kelly) – Co. Wicklow

1972 – Shelia Motherway (nee Hallahan) – Co. Waterford

1971 – Moira Miller (née Hardgrove) – Co. Laois

1970 – Jennifer McKenna (née Redpath) – Co. Meath

1969 – Elleen Cloney – Co. Wexford

1968 – Ann Kelly (née Minahan) – Co. Clare

1967 – Breda Keneavy – Co. Westmeath

1966 – Joan Caulfield – Co. Roscommon

1965 – Marie Grey (née Curtis)- Co. Meath

1964 – Phyllis Finnegan (née Ward) – Co. Meath

Committee for the 2019
Clarke Machinery Group
Queen of the Land Festival

President: Gerard Mahon
Chairperson: Niamh McDonald
Secretaries: Sarah Kelly and Deirdre Colgan
Treasurer: Conor Corcoran
PRO’s: Emma Leogue and Steven Kelly
Sponsorship Co-ordinator: Diarmuid Leonard and Paul Molloy
Escort Co-ordinators: Martina Mealiffe and Nicholas Berry
Committee Members: Caitlin Rigney and Boyce Claxton

Along with the help and support of many Offaly Macra members.
Wishing them all the best of luck to another successful festival!

Ticket Available!

Contacts:
+353 123 4567

Address:
122 Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly