Rackard League Skills Competition
Sport plays an integral role in Castlebridge. Did you know the idea for the Guinness Book of World Records was conceived in our village? "On May 4th,1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then the managing director of the Guinness Brewery, went on a shooting party in the North Slob, by the River Slaney in Co. Wexford. He became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe out of the Golden Plover and the Grouse. That evening at Castlebridge House he realized that it was impossible to confirm in reference books whether or not the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird. Beaver thought that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in the 81,400 pubs in Britain and Ireland, but there was no book with which to settle arguments about records. He realized then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular"