#WATCH: Pigs complete obstacle course in world record attempt at #Ploughing17

Michelle Hogan

Reporter:

Michelle Hogan


THE Irish Pig Society is having great craic running an obstacle course for pigs at the 2017 National Ploughing Championships.

These pigs from The Cremorgan Herd of Pedigree Duroc Pigs in Timahoe, Co. Laois have to be led through tunnels, over hurdles and weave between cones with the help from a team selected from the crowd. 

Times are being kept for different teams completing the course for a world record speed to be set.

See also this video of an amazingly carved 20ft sword at the Screggan event.

The wellies are well and truly needed today at the massive event in Offaly, as Met Eireann has forecast some heavy downpours. 

A record breaking number of 112,500 people attended the opening day this Tuesday - an increase of 12,500 on last year’s figure.

The Limerick Leader has a team based in Screggan this week and would love to hear from local competitors, exhibitors or performers taking part in the annual extravaganza over the next three days.

Let us know where you will be and we will try to catch up with you. Message us on Facebook or Twitter or email us at news@limerickleader.ie.

If you are attending this year’s championships, send us a photo via Facebook or Twitter and we’ll include you in our Ploughing Photo Gallery – use the hashtag #LimerickPloughing.

You can keep up to date with all the latest goings on from the Championships on our special dedicated page on www.limerickleader.ie.