Carrigallen Macra girl's bid to become royalty in Meath

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Carrigallen Macra girl's bid to become royalty in Meath

Rebecca Tierney is Leitrim's representative in the 2018 Blue Jean Country Queen Festival .

Rebecca Tierney is Leitrim's representative in the 2018 Blue Jean Country Queen Festival organized by Meath Macra na Feirme.

The twenty two girls contesting the event will be arriving in Athboy, Co. Meath for this year's festival on Friday 1st June.  Meath Macra na Feirme have planned a huge array of events to entertainment for the entire weekend, including a Street Carnival, Bake Off, a family friendly Lark in the Park as well as weekend full of night time entertainment  Entries this year come from Macra clubs all over the country as well as representative from France.

Rebecca Tierney and the other twenty one expected Queens will arrive in Athboy on Friday 1st June. From their opening interviews to until they depart on Bank Holiday Monday the will have experienced all that Athboy has to offer.

On Saturday, Rebecca and her fellow Queens will take to the streets of Athboy during the Carnival. While on Sunday the Queens will change from fancy dress to modelling dress to formal dress all within twelve hours!

There will be an “I Love The 1990s” night where Cool Chic will perform in The CU Marquee on Saturday 2 June, and Matt Leavy who plays on Sunday 5th June. Both nights will also feature dancing in TABU Nightclub and Venue.

Rebecca Tierney herself is a 22 year old member of Carrigallen Macra, Leitrim Macra na Feirme and is a Poultry Technical Sales. Her hobbies include GAA and farming.

Although fun is the name of the game and the other contestants will be competing for the Blue Jean Country Queen crown. First place receives prizes to the value of €1,000, from main sponsor Athboy Credit Union, and the title of Blue Jean Country Queen 2017. The runner-up will receive €500 from M&G Groundworks.

The winner of 2018 Blue Jean Country Queen title will be announced at midnight on Sunday 3 June and will be crowned by reigning Queen, Alison Sinnott from Wexford.

For more information on the 2018 Blue Jean Country Queen Festival, including tickets, accommodation and more go to bluejeanfest.com.