Twenty year old student Emma Sunderland will fly the South Tipperary flag at this weekend’s Miss Macra festival.
The student at Mary Immaculate College will represent her club Rathkeevin Macra at the event in Dunddrum House Hotel from Friday to Monday.
The event is now in its 44th year.
Emma’s hobbies include preforming in musicals and doing ballet.
She says that winning Miss Macra 2015 would be such an honour for her.
She would really like to win, not only for her grandad who was a founding member of her club, but also so she could promote the organisation in a way that would attract more young members to join Macra.
During her time with Macra, Emma has made many new friends and has improved her teamwork and communication skills.
This year the contestant will once again take a trip to the world famous Coolmore Stud on Friday afternoon, followed by a themed ‘Cowboys and Indians’ opening Disco on Friday night.
The contestants will be interviewed on stage and with the judges on Saturday night with live music from ‘Midnight Run’ and DJ in ‘The Venue’ Dundrum House Hotel.
Sunday is Family Fun Day in Clonoulty/Rossmore GAA pitch at 12:00 with the Gala Banquet and announcement of the International Miss Macra 2015 on Sunday night at midnight.
This year’s winner will take home €1,000, the perpetual trophy, a piece of Tipperary Crystal and a specially commissioned tiara provided by Michael’s Jewellers, Thurles.