Giving Christmas the big heave at tree-throwing day
The festive period was well and truly thrown by the wayside at the annual Christmas tree- throwing event.
People turned up in their droves to Active Ennis Tim Smythe Park, Ennis, Co Clare, to heave a tree as far as they could.
This is the seventh year of the Christmas Tree Throwing Championship, all in aid of Mid-West Simon Community.
The championship is based on an age-old lumberjack tradition which sees members of the public competing to achieve the longest distance for throwing a standard 1.5-metre tree.
Tienia Claassen, from South Africa, joined the locals who gleefully launched trees into the air.
Johnny Leahy, from Lissycasey, Co Clare, was named the overall winner.