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Announcing the Queen of the Land for 2007

UCD Kate as Queen of the Land 2007

 The Queen of the land festival and The Irish Farmers Journal/Irish Country Living were proud on the 18th of November to announce Kate Harrison as the Queen of the Land for 2007. Kate hailing from the UCD club in Dublin was overwhelmed when the announcement was made. Kate paid great tribute to her fellow contestants who had made it “a most memorable weekend ever” and especially thanked the Queen of the Land committee for making and doing everything in their power to make every one of us feel special.

Kate said that the highlights of her weekend were the Treasure hunt and she remarked about the clues for the hunt “would have had the locals confused never mind a few blow-ins”. Speaking about being on stage on Saturday night, she said she was a little nervous but was put very much at ease by the interviewer Grainne Kelly from the Queen of the Land committee.

Kate comes away from Tullamore with the prestigious Queen of the Land title and the tiara that accompanies the title and €1000 and a voucher. Seandun's Emily O'Connell took 1st runner up and Kerrywoman Noreen O'Shea took took 2nd runner

Contestants were judged on a range of attributes. The event is primarily a personality contest with marks also on offer for appearance, dress sense, rural knowledge and elocution. In addition, contestants underwent an interview encompassing a discussion on one of two pre-chosen topics.

The festival, which has grown from humble beginnings, is now one of the most prestigious events on the Offaly social calendar. This year it attracted over two thousand visitors to the Offaly capital at an otherwise quite time of year for tourism. The event expanded last year to coincide with the 40th celebrations with a sister festival of alternative music and bar extensions running throughout almost 30 pubs in the town.

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