The results of the Macra na Feirme Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections were announced in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin last week and the North West region successfully claimed the National President title.
Kieran O’Dowd from Gurteen, Co. Sligo, who has been a member of South Sligo Macra since 2004 and is currently National Chairman and North West Vice-President, has been declared the 34th Macra na Feirme National President. He is the first Macra President to hail from County Sligo. Sean Finan from Castlerea Macra, Co. Roscommon was declared the winner in the North-West race to succeed Kieran.
Kieran and Sean’s terms will run from their inauguration at the Macra na Feirme national AGM held on May 11, 2013 until May 2015.
Current National President Alan Jagoe congratulated Kieran and Sean on their appointments and wished them well during their terms of office.
Kieran O’Dowd worked as an accountant in Dublin and also worked in the family business O’Dowd Farm Machinery and Car Sales and as an accounts assistant in Tynan Dillon & Co. Chartered Accountants Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. During this time he completed his legal training and was called to the bar in 2008. Presently Kieran practises as a barrister on the Midlands Circuit and also works part-time in the Michael Coleman Heritage Centre as public relations and events organiser.