Highland Games

The oldest of Strength competitions is growing in popularity throughout Ireland, we’ve produced a series of competitions and events that run through the calendar year, with the heavy events winner lifting the coveted Highland Warrior Trophy.

The Highland Games events are broken down in to feats of endurance, strength and agility:

  • 28lb Distance
  • 56lb Distance
  • Caber Toss
  • 56lb Weight for Height (Pro Events Only)
  • 44lb Weight for Height
  • 16lb Hammer for Distance
  • 22lb Hammer
  • 22lb Stone
  • 22lb Sheath (Traditional Ulster Event)
  • Scottish Wrestling

In the Irish Strength Association our competitions consist of 7 of these events above excluding the 56lb Weight for Height as this is professional only event, instead we use the 44lb Weight for Height.

For more history and information on the Highland Game from Scottish Dancing, Piping and Heavy Events History click here.

If you’d like to host an event such as this or be involved in the ever growing heavy events competition click here.

View historic events

Upcoming Highland Games Events

Upcoming Events

Sponsored by


About Us

Since it's formation in July 2000, the Irish Strength Association have gone from strength to strength, boasting over 140 members, many of whom have competed in the highest levels of Strongest Man,Arm-wrestling and Highland games competitions. Mission: To be the strongest on the planet!

Latest News

Pa O’Dwyer crowned Ireland’s Strongest Man 2018
With crowds running into the thousands and perfect weather gracing Bangor, County Down, Pa O’Dwyer saw off all challengers to take a third Ireland’s Strongest Man title and the Republic of Ireland Strongest Man title. Showing that, once again, all-round consistency is the way to the title, O’Dwyer took wins in the Log For Maximum
Ireland’s Strongest Man 2018
  The “To Me To You Removals” Ireland’s Strongest Man will commence on Sunday 8th April at 1pm at the McKee Clock Arena.  All 12 competitors will be battling it out for the 19th Finn McCool Trophy.  The 4 hour strength extravaganza is supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council which entails 5 gruelling
Ireland Strongest Man events
Ulster’s Strongest Man for the XVIII Cucullen Trophy, Republic Strongest Man for the XVIII King Fionn Trophy, Junior Ireland Strongest Man Master Ireland Strongest Man Finn McCool Trophy will take place on Sunday 8th April 2018. Ireland Strongest Man 2018 for IX Finn McCool Trophy Disciplines: 1/Duck Walk and Anchor and chain Drag (5 links
Events for the Ulster’s Strongest Man, Republic of Ireland Strongest Man, Novice Ireland Strongest Man, Junior and Master Ireland Strongest Man and the All Ireland Final details will be announced this week!  Are you ready?
Ireland’s Strongest Man places 6th overall and pulls 520KG in Uzbekistan
Ireland’s Strongest Man Pa O’Dwyer finishes 6th overall in Uzbekistan.  This is a remarkable achievement for Pa who has already performed on international stages this year at the UK Strongest Man finishing 3rd, 2nd with Team Ireland in the Ultimate Strongman Battle of Britain and representing Team Celts in the Ultimate Strongman Team World Championship. 

Book Event


If you would like to get book an event please click here to message us directly or use any of the methods below.