Ireland's Wife-Carrying Championships took place in Co Kerry today.

The event, which was inspired by a similar competition in Finland, was being staged as part of the Sneem Family Festival.

The contest involved women being carried over a 250m course, including dry and water obstacles.

Organisers say couples did not have to married to take part, but they had to be over 18.

Contestants who weighed less than 49kg were given a loaded rucksack to make up the minimum weight.

Dropping a wife carried a 15-second penalty.

The winning couple with the fastest time received an expenses paid trip to represent Ireland at the world championships in Finland next July.