Calling all Kildare turf footers

Turf Footing Championships

Sarah Peppard

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Sarah Peppard

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sarah.peppard@leinsterleader.ie

Calling all Kildare turf footers

Timer, Paul Corrigan, with Dominic Doyle, and timer Liam Doyle, with Tommy Kenny, at last year's championships.

In it’s fourth year, the All-Ireland Turf Footing Championships and Country Fair returns to the Lilywhite county.

The bogs of Ballyteague will be ready for June 11 to host the event.

There will be a demonstration of breast sleán turf cutting on a large piece of bog specially imported for the day, as well as a bog churn competition.

Demonstrations on the day of open fire breadmaking, butter churning, a 19th century working kitchen and a vintage display which includes the most iconic car in Irish history, Michael Collins “Sliabh na mBan”.

The event is open to men, women, seniors and young turf footers, both experienced and inexperienced.