A Cistercian nun is among 40 women taking part in a silage cutting competition in Co Waterford on Saturday.
The fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland is taking place at Mount Mellary Farm.
The all female crew will mow, rake and draw 30 acres of silage – and hope their efforts will earn them a place in the Guinness World Record Books.
John O’Brien from Cappoquin, one of the organisers of the fundraiser says they’ve got a great response from women of all ages and backgrounds, including a Cistercian nun, Sister Lily Scullion, from nearby St Mary’s Abbey.
There will also be a demonstration from a team of mechanics, The Socket Rockettes, who will be rebuilding a vintage tractor in a matter of minutes. The West Waterford truck and motor show will also be there on the day along with a fun donkey derby (over 16s) and an afternoon barn dancing with music by Pat Daly which will be recorded by ‘Hot Country’.
Entry into the Mount Melleray Community Silage Weekend fundraiser is €10 and children under 12 are free.
(picture courtesy of The Farmers Journal)