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The Festival Committee


Dermot Connolly – Blue Jean Country Queen Chairperson 2019/20

The 2020 chairperson of the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival, Dermot Connolly, is a member of Enfield Macra na Feirme. Dermot is also chair of Meath Macra na Feirme County Executive.




Siobhán Kearney is Festival Secretary for 2019/20


This is Siobháns second term as Secretary having previously been joint Secretary of the festival in 2015/16 She is also the a former festival Chairperson and a member of Athboy Macra na Feirme.




Public Relations Officer 

The 2019/20 PRO is Laura Hannon. Laura is in her first year as PRO of the festival. She is also PRO of Meath Macra na Feirme and Enfield Macra. She won the 2019 Meath Macra na Feirme PRO of the Year.


Alan Beirne is a long time member of the commitee and has held multiple roles, including treasurer, prior to the election of the 2019/20 commitee.

The Commitee

The Festival Commitee is made up of members from clubs all over Meath. The community spirit enabled by the festival also allows us to have a long standing network of Athboy-natives and former committee members who are always willing to lend their expertise or experience to the festival.

Previous Chairs & Secretaries

1987Oliver GilsenanCarnarossCaroline LynchCarnaross 
1988Stephen CorryArdcathBreda MurrayArdcath 
1989Patrick FarrellyCarnarossMary HeaneyWilkinstown 
1990Caroline LynchCarnarossFiona EnglishbyWilkinstown 
1991Gerry CookeRobinstownMaeve FarrellyNavan 
1992Gerry CookeRobinstownClare HigginsAthboy 
1993Clare HigginsAthboyMargo CookeRobinstown 
1994Clare HigginsAthboyMary DonohoeAthboy 
1995Clare HigginsAthboyCathyanne ReidyAthboy 
1996Gerry CookeAthboyMary DonohoeAthboy 
1997Peter FarrellyCarnarossMarian NaughtonDunshaughlin 
1998Peter FarrellyCarnarossMargo CookeAthboy 
1999Martin McGovernAthboyNoeleen DoggettWilkinstown 
2000Martin McGovernAthboyNoeleen DoggettWilkinstown 
2001Noeleen DoggettWilkinstownMary DonohoeAthboy 
2002Noeleen DoggettWilkinstownMary DonohoeAthboy 
2003Joe GardinerScurlogstownNoeleen DoggettWilkinstown 
2004Joe GardinerScurlogstownVeronica DonohoeAthboy 
2005Dara EnglishbyAthboyVeronica DonohoeAthboy 
2006Dara EnglishbyAthboyVeronica DonohoeAthboy 
2007Joseph O ReillyLongwoodBreda MurrayArdcath 
2008Veronica DonohoeAthboyLisa McGovernMoynalty 
2009Veronica DonohoeAthboyLisa McGovernMoynalty 
2010Patricia McKennaMoynaltyVeronica DonohoeAthboy 
2011Patricia McKennaMoynaltyAiveen CullyLongwood 
2012Noel GriffinMoynaltyAiveen CullyLongwood 
2013Celine SmythAthboyCaoimhe LeavyAthboy 
2014Celine SmythAthboyCaoimhe LeavyAthboy 
2015Tara HeaneyEnfieldSiobhan Kearney & Claire GoughAthboy 
2016Siobhan KearneyAthboyClaire GoughAthboy 
2017Aiveen Cully-DunneLongwood/KillyonClaire GoughAthboy 
2018Aiveen Cully-DunneLongwood/KilyonAoife MooneyAthboy 
2019Ciaran KearneyNavanAoife MooneyAthboy 
2020Dermot ConnollyEnfieldSiobhán KearneyAthboy