With over a million turkeys on the market for the Christmas of 1980, there's a lot of plucking to be done.
Vincent Pilkington from Cootehill, county Cavan is the world's fastest turkey plucker.
I usually do 1,500 in 10 days... 18 hours a day
Reporter Andrew Kelly speaks to the plucking champion about how he got started in this job, the world record, and raising money for charity.
Confident that he can retain his title the champion says
I might die undefeated
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 December 1980.