North Tipperary Macra na Feirme

North Tipperary Macra

Best of luck to all those taking part in the  Tipperary round of the National talent competition on Sunday next in Clonmore.

Ballinahinch/Killoscully Macra na Feirme:

North Tipperary Macra na Feirme

Devilsbit mental health talk

On Sunday last Ballinahinch/Killoscully Macra had a meet and greet with the local community after mass in Killoscully. They were delighted to inform the public about Macra na Feirme and what Macra offers to its members.

This Wednesday night in Killoscully Hall we will be holding our monthly meeting at 9pm. There are lots of upcoming events. All are welcome to come along.

Devilsbit Macra na Feirme

On Thurday 16th February, Devilsbit Macra na Feirme, in conjunction with Cara O Mahony of the Macra Rural Youth Committee hosted a “Mental Health Talk with a Difference” in Racket Hall.The night was opened by a talk from Emmet Middleton who spoke frankly and honestly about mental health. It was inspiring to hear about his journey and about his positive outlook on mental health. Emmet instilled in us all the importance of how we deal with things in our life and that we can always, despite how difficult and challenging this can be at time, take a positive from every situation. Thank you so much to Emmet for talking to us.

This was followed by a screening of “Pligrim” (2013). This film dealt with an isolated rural farmer who suffered many stressed in life. This hard hitting and heart breaking film resonated with everyone at the screening, as there were issues and stresses in the film that at some point, everyone goes through.

After the screening, Martina Leamy from Pieta House spoke. She discussed mental health can affect anybody and it can stem from any kind of stress or trauma. She really made it clear that it doesn’t have to be a huge life changing trauma that can affect your mental health, but actually it can stem from any kind of stress. She also reminded us to look out for not only ourselves but for our friends and neighbours too. It doesn’t take a lot to ask, “Hey, are you ok?”.

This event was so important, not only for our club members, but for our wilder local rural area. It was a great success and we all left with an open mind and a positive attitude towards mental health. Many thanks to all who attended, club members, North Tipp Macra, neighbouring macra clubs & the general public. Sincere thanks to all involved.

To summarise the night, “It’s ok not to be ok, but it is NOT ok to do it alone”.

Well done to our basketball team who successfully won the North Tipperary round and are now progressing to the Nationals.

Nenagh Macra na Feirme:

Well done to our Basketball team who took part in the North Tipperary round on Friday last in Newport. A great night was had by all.

Our club are continuing with the “Operation Transformation” challenge. On Wednesday night we meet and compete a walk, before our weigh in on Thursdays. All are welcome to join us this Wednesday at 7:30pm from Woodies Nenagh.

We in Nenagh Macra are getting set for our Table Quiz on March 24th in Rocky’s Nenagh. Your support is greatly appreciated.

New members are always welcome to join our club. For more information check out our Facebook page.

Newport Macra na Feirme:

We were delighted to host the North Tipperary round of basketball last Friday night. Weekly sport continues on Tuesday evenings at 9pm.

 

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