Know Your Neighbour weekend launched

Macra has launched the annual Know Your Neighbour weekend which is taking place on July 12-13. The theme this year is ‘Neighbours – Near and Far’ as Macra is encouraging people to include their neighbours who are living abroad.

Communities across Ireland have lost neighbours to emigration and their loss is felt by those left behind – in the local Macra and GAA clubs, in their own homes and in their local communities. Macra is encouraging everyone to make the most of technology like Skype to make their Know Your Neighbour event an international affair and help their neighbours abroad feel part of the gang again.

Know Your Neighbour weekend is in its 9th year and aims to bring neighbours together over one weekend of the year to get to know each other better. Everyone is asked to organise an event in their own community – whether it’s a low key coffee morning or an all-inclusive field day, why not take the opportunity to get your neighbours together?

You can find information on the weekend, event ideas and resources to download like posters, invites and name badges on – it’s where you can register your event. You can also register your event by texting ‘KYN’ followed by your name and address to 51444.