With over a million turkeys on the market for the Christmas there is 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
The plucking champion explains 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. The reporter is Andrew Kelly.