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Alison O’Connor is 2018 Blue Jean Country Queen

  Alison O’Connor from Kerry was crowned the 2018 Blue Jean Country Queen at the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival on Sunday 3 June in Athboy, Co. Meath. The first representative from Kerry Macra na Feirme to do so in the 30 year history of the festival. Alison is a 27 year old Civil Servant…
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A Royal Welcome Awaits The 2018 Queens

  The June Bank Holiday weekend in Athboy means only one thing. For the past 31 years, this bank holiday has become synonymous with the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival, which brings fun for all ages.   This year the Festival, organized by Meath Macra na Feirme, brings 22 young women from Ireland and abroad…
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Macra Week

Are you a member of Macra na Feirme? Do you want to come to the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival? Well, good news! From 7-11th May our Weekend and Entertainment Packs are available exclusively to Macra members. Weekend Packs   Price: €60 A weekend pack is ideal for someone who wants to experience all the…
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The Great Blue Jean Bake Off

Love baking? Then why not join us for The Great Blue Jean Bake Off on Saturday 2nd June in the Festival Marquee. We would love to see your best Blue Jean themed baking efforts. Adults and Under 16 are encouraged to take part. Click here to see the rules and how to enter.  

And The Oscar Goes To…

  Athboy Macra na Feirme’s Groundhog Day parody “Forever At Blue Jeans” came out on top of a field of seven homegrown films at the third annual Blue Jean Country Queen Festival/Meath Macra na Feirme A Night At The Oscars. The third annual fundraising event for the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival/Meath Macra na Feirme…
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A Night At The Oscars III

For the last two years, a number of Meath Macra na Feirme clubs and Athboy community groups get to let loose their creative side and try their hand at creating their own Hollywood epics in the hopes of winning a cash prize and the coveted Best Film Award at the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival/Meath…
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“Sound Girls Doing Mad Things”

How would you describe The Blue Jean Country Queen Festival? It’s that time of year when Macra na Feirme counties and regions pick their contestants for all the Macra festivals. So, for our 2018 Queens and beyond, with the help of winning Queens Alison Sinnott, Dearbhla O Connor and Susie Manson, Meath Macra na Feirme…
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“It’s been a whirlwind!”

2017 Winning Queen Alison Sinnott talks about being crowned Blue Jean Country Queen

Alison Sinnott is 2017 Blue Jean Country Queen

Alison Sinnott from Wexford was crowned the 2017 Blue Jean Country Queen at the 30th Anniversary Blue Jean Country Queen Festival on Sunday 4 June in Athboy, Co. Meath. Alison is a 21 year old student and member of Kiltealy/Ballindaggin Macra na Feirme, whose sister Julie will represent Wexford at this year’s Rose of Tralee.…
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“I felt as nervous on Friday as I did 30 years ago!

Samantha Baldwin, the very first winner of the Blue Jean Country Queen returned in 2017 to judge the competition. We asked her how to felt to be back after so long.