The oldest of Strength competitions is growing in popularity throughout Ireland, we’ve produced a series of competitions and events that run through the calander 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.

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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!

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