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Thursday, 13 July, 2000, 18:25 GMT 19:25 UK
Highland games take place
Caber tossing
Caber tossing in action at Highland Games
The World Championship Series Highland Games are taking place in County Antrim.

The two day event at Glenarm Castle also includes Ireland's Strongest Man Competition.

The games have been organised by the Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Council, David Webster and Dougie Edmunds, Secretary of the International Federation of Strength Athletes.

Athletes from Australia, America, Canada, New Zealand and Scotland are competing in the games.

Viking longboat

Lord Antrim, as Chief of the Clan Donnell, opened the games which will include pipers and Scottish sword dancing.

According to the organisers, plans are also under way for some members of the McDonnell family in Glenarm to join McDonnell Clansmen from Scotland, to row the Viking Longboat 'Aileach', from Skye in Scotland to Glenarm.

There will also be a clan gathering of the McDonnells and other clans from Scotland and America.

The winner of Ireland's Strongest Man Competition will also have the opportunity to go forward as a potential participant in International Competitions, including the World's Strongest Man Competition.

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