Wednesday 18 October 2017

Hero fire fighters win 'Most Freckles per square inch' and 'Best Redhead Dad' awards

Fire fighters Willie Birmingham and David Connelly scooped two awards. Photo: Twitter/ ‏@DubFireBrigade
Fire fighters Willie Birmingham and David Connelly scooped two awards. Photo: Twitter/ ‏@DubFireBrigade
David Connelly at the freckle count. Photo: Twitter/ ‏@DubFireBrigade
David Connelly at the freckle count. Photo: Twitter/ ‏@DubFireBrigade
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Two Dublin fire fighters picked up gold medals at the Red Head Convention this weekend.

Fire fighters Willie Birmingham and David Connelly were crowned the winners at the 7th Irish Redhead Convention which took place in the beautiful seaside village of Crosshaven in Co. Cork.

Willie scooped the award for "Best Redhead Dad" while David won the competition for "Most Freckles per square inch".

Competitions for the Reddest Eyebrows and World's Greatest Ginger Beard also took place.

The convention also included carrot-tossing, ginger speed-dating, frcertificates of genuine foxiness and the coronation of the Redhead King and Queen.

For the first time ever, the Irish Redhead Convention hosted the MOGO (Music of Ginger Origin) awards..

The Foxygen stage saw Orla Gartland, Miles Graham and Gary Lamont, actor and star of Scottish soap River City headline; while on the ElectRED picnic stage Red Shearin’ made an appearance, and redhead farmer Michael O’Sullivan and PJ Lynch co-hosted a sheep shearing demonstration.

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