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25 Jan 2022

WATCH: Amazing RTE archive footage of 'All Ireland Turf Cutting Competition' in Offaly in 1985

WATCH: Amazing archive footage of 'All Ireland Turf Cutting Competition' in Offaly in 1985

WATCH: Amazing archive footage of 'All Ireland Turf Cutting Competition' in Offaly in 1985

The RTE Archives produce some fabulous footage and one of their most recent videos to drop is from Offaly and it is superb. 

Filmed in 1985, it captures the All Ireland Turf Cutting Competition held in Offaly in 1985. 

Turf cutters competed for the prestigious title in Derryiron Bog, Rhode in County Offaly.

Competitors were on judged on speed, neatness, squareness of the sods and tidiness of the banks. 

It's really worth a watch and you can CLICK HERE to see the full video.

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