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‘We are a great warrior nation and this taps into it’ – Leitrim man aiming to resurrect ancient art of stick fighting

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Bernard Leddy displays his stick-fighting skills

Bernard Leddy displays his stick-fighting skills

Bernard Leddy displays his stick-fighting skills

A former prison officer from Co Leitrim has vowed to resurrect the almost forgotten Irish practice of stick fighting.

According to its practitioners, Bataireacht goes back hundreds of years in Ireland – but due to the Famine and British interference, it nearly disappeared.


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