from the stool of paudeen, our Sneem stringer;
You may have read here about O'Sheas as a viewing point for the Wife-Carrying Competition. Well now we know of the official web site - go there for all the rules, including;
'The wife to be carried may be your own, the neighbour’s or you may have found her farther afield; she must, however be over 17 years of age. The minimum weight of the wife is 49 kilos.If she weighs less, she will be handicapped with a heavy rucksack to reach the minimum weight.'
Ahh summer in Kerry is wonderful.