Highland Heavy Games competition underway in Belfast, bagpipes and drums warming up
BELFAST — The final day of the 2015 Maine Celtic Celebration is underway on Belfast’s waterfront Sunday morning, and the fog just lifted a bit, providing a view across the harbor to East Belfast.
Athletes competing in the Highland Heavy Games have completed the task of throwing large stones and are currently throwing heavy weights attached to chains. Eventually, they will toss cabers and Scottish hammers.
The first musicians are warming up on the main stage, and there are other venues to hear music and watch sole dancing, among other performances throughout the day. At 2:10, the New World Cheese Roll Championship begins, with different age groups chasing a roll of cheese down the big hill on the common.
The Children’s Area is open all day, with a variety of acitivities, including family games like the Wellington Boot Toss, Tug–o-War and the Wheelbarrow Race.
The vendors have fired up their grills and we’ll soon be venturing up the hill for a bite or two to eat and drink.
The sun is out and the sea breeze is making for beautiful weather on the waterfront.
The Maine Celtic Celebration is free, but supported by donations and the purchase of branded merchandise. Everybody is welcome.
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