8th-10th November 2019
The Tullamore Credit Union Queen of the Land Festival is an annual 3-day event in county offaly, hosted by offaly Macra na Feirme. In which, young women compete for the title of “Queen of the land” based on their appearance, personality, energy, confidence, rural knowledge and eloquence.
The Tullamore Credit Union Queen of the land Festival is the highlight of the macra na feirme calendar each year, drawing crowds from all over the country in support of their local ladies. Approximately 2,000 people come to tullamore for this festival each year and we believe that this year will be even bigger!
In 2019, the festival will celebrate 55 years in existence! This year we will see a superb line-up of entertainment, to ensure those attending will not be disappointed. This year, We have Bingo Bongo, Marty Mone, DJ Mark McCabe and more to entertain the masses!
2019 Tullamore Credit Union Queen of the Land Festival
Entertainment Details and Tickets
11am – Tullamore Credit Union Queen of the Land Contestants arrive in Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore.
the queens tour the faithful county’s most popular tourist destinations including clonmacnoise, and dan & Molly’s, Ballyboy.
6pm – official Opening Ceremony of the 55th tullamore Credit union queen of the land festival 2019 at Tullamore Credit Union, Main Street.
8pm – Doors open to Bingo Bongo in Hugh Lynches Pub, Tullamore. Followed by The Dooley Brothers.
Tickets are available online through the website or on the door. Limited no. tickets available – book in advance to avoid disappointment. (admission €10)
8am – Private Interviews with Judges commence.
2.30pm – Queens introduced to escorts at Hugh Lynch’s Bar, Tullamore with MC
5pm – Doors open for on-stage interviews and entertainment.
6pm – Contestants interview begins on-stage.
9pm – Live Music acts begin including
joe wynne, the groomsmen and Big Generator.
DJ Mark McCabe, creator of maniac 2000 and iRadio DJ plays live set.
Followed by dJ Jason until aM.
Entry payable on door or by purchasing tickets online through the website. (Admission €15)
1pm – Mass at Church of Assumption, Tullamore.
2.30pm – Craic & Ceol in the Old Harbour Bar.
6pm – Doors open for Gala Banquet and Official Photographs in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore.
7pm – 55th Tullamore Credit Union Queen of the Land Festival Gala Banquet Commences.
9.30pm – Music by the LOL’s followed by DJ until late.
Entry Payable On Door Or By Purchasing Tickets Online Through The Website. Tickets Limited – Book In Advance To Avoid Disappointment. Banquet is black tie only. Gala Banquet & entertainment Admission – €45. Entertainment only – €10 (€5 for Macra members).
Midnight – Official Crowning of the 55th Tullamore Credit Union Queen of the Land 2019.
Ticket Online Prices
Full weekend ticket - €65
Friday night Bingo Bongo - €10
Saturday Interviews and entertainment - €15
Sunday Night Gala Banquet - €45
Our esteemed judging panel this year is yet to be announced!!
We are delighted to have them as part of our festival and we wish them the very best in their unenviable task of deciding the 55th TUllamore credit union Queen of the Land.
The MC for the weekend is Will Faulkner.
He is behind the mantra of The Midlands Today Show awarded Ireland’s Current Affairs Show of the Year 2016 at the PPI National Radio Awards.
Will was also named in Ireland’s top three news broadcasters in 2015, having finished in the top three speech broadcasters two years earlier.
Will makes frequent television appearances, on shows such as ‘RTÉ Primetime’ and ‘Retail Therapy’. He has contributed to The Irish Times on media issues and lectured at Windmill Lane Studios and Griffith College Dublin.
He is one of the most sought-after MCs in the midlands but also lends his time voluntarily for many community events. Away from the microphone, he is the face of several charity initiatives such as Irish Autism Action, generating over €50,000 in the last three years.
A native of Co Kildare, Will is proud to call Clonbullogue in Co Offaly his new home, where he lives with wife Alix and their two children.
According to Will, 'I am delighted and honoured to be involved with the Tullamore Credit Union Queen of the Land Festival 2019 for the third time. I'm well aware of the huge amount of time, work and organization that goes into an event like this, and I am sure that it will be a huge success for everyone involved'.
Committee for the 2019
Tullamore Credit Union
Queen of the Land Festival
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: Boyce Claxton
Along with the help and support of All of Offaly Macra.
Wishing them all the best of luck to another successful festival!