Wife Carrying Competition in Sneem

Posted on July 31, 2008 by

DUBLIN, IRELAND (Team Geared Up) With a trip to Finland for the international Wife Carrying Championships as the prize I’m sure the competition was absolutely fierce in Sneem for the Irish heats of the Sneem Wife Carrying Competition! According to Valerie, Kerry is the maddest county in the world and she won’t get any arguments here.

According to RTE:

The event, which was inspired by a similar competition in Finland, was being staged as part of the Sneem Family Festival.
The contest involved women being carried over a 250m course, including dry and water obstacles.
Contestants who weighed less than 49kg were given a loaded rucksack to make up the minimum weight.

Also as part of the festival there was a crate building competition….. 😉

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