Strong Celtic Men Wear Kilts

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Photo: Danielle Burns

Dirk Bishop demonstrating the caber toss at Quebec High School during the Celtic Festival and VEQ Fall Fest activities. Bishop won a competition last weekend in Calgary with a pole “a lot bigger than this one” weighing 146 pounds and towering 19.5 feet. Gaelic footballers, the Montreal Shamrocks, watch during their warm-up prior to a match against the Quebec City Patriots.

Strong man Dirk Bishop explained to the crowd gathered on the Quebec High School sports field last Saturday when the Celtic Festival joined forces with VEQ’s Fall Fest, that he is “not just some guy who likes to wear a skirt in public.” In fact the “skirt,” actually a kilt, worn by Bishop is an ancient Cameron tartan.