The Lough Muckno organising committee have announced the series of competitions and festivals to be held on Lough Muckno for the 2023 season – the highlight of which will be the hosting of the prestigious World Club Feeder Event in April.

Booking early for the first two festivals (St Patrick’s and Easter) is advisable since they precede the World Club Feeder event, and are sure to be a sellout, due to many of the World Event participants, seeking to practice at the venue in a competitive environment.

On the subject of the World Club Feeder Event, the committee are delighted to facilitate the organising NCFFI team in providing what will be a totally refurbished venue in partnership with Monaghan County Council and Monaghan Tourism.

Well done to Brenton Sweeney and the wider team on the bid to host this event and for choosing to seek Lough Muckno as the stand out venue.

Lough Muckno Festival Group are very pleased that long awaited refurbishment of the venue (in the planning for more than a year) virtually started at the end of November, with a survey of all the Lough Muckno stretches with the engineer in charge John Fox, pictured below while on a site survey.

It was initially scheduled to finish prior to the commencement of our first events of 2023 so it will also now further help in facilitating what should be a top class World event.

Please note the significant change to our Easter Festival dates, which became necessary due to the requested mandatory closure of the venue, one week prior to the World event.

  • St Patricks Day Festival 17th-19th March
  • Easter Festival ​​​​​​​6th-9th April
  • April 10th to 23th Venue Closed for World Club Feeder Championships (NCFFI/CIPS)
  • Feedermasters Q1​  ​​​​​11th June
  • Feedermasters Q2​​​​​​ 25th June
  • June Feeder Festival ​​​​​​26th June to 30th June
  • Feedermasters Q3​​​​​​ 9th July
  • Feedermasters Q4​​​​​​ 23rd July
  • Lough Muckno July Festival ​​​​​24th to 28th July
  • Two Day IADA Irish open 29th-30th July
  • Feedermasters Q5 ​​​​​​6th August
  • Feedermasters Q6​​​​​​ 20th August
  • Feedermasters Final ​​​​​​10th September
  • Co Monaghan Pairs​​​​​​ 11th to 15th September
  • Irish Open Feeder Championships ​​​16th to 17th September
  • Halloween Festival ​​​​​​28th to 30th October.

More information on all of the above on the Muckno Facebook page.