One of the more unusual events at the Ballycumber sports day is a competition to see who can swallow the most live frogs.

One of the main attractions of a sports day run by Macra na Feirme in Ballycumber, County Offaly is a live frog swallowing contest. 

Macra na Feirme are hoping to revive the once popular tradition in the area in order to raise money for the reconstruction of Boher Hall into a community centre. 

The prize for the champion frog swallower is a trip to the Isle of Man and five pounds.

The Irish Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) spoke out against the contest saying that they were not able to assess how much distress would be caused to the frogs before they died.

This film of the frog swallowing contest was broadcast on 'Hall's Pictorial Weekly' on 4 October 1973.