Laois Breaks World Record By Driving From Ratheniska To Kilbeggan BACKWARDS

He was doing it all for a very worthy cause.

On the day when crowds attended the Ploughing Championships, a Laois man broke a Guinness World Record.

Patrick Kelly drove the equivalent of Ratheniska to Kilbeggan - backwards - in his tractor and trailer.

He clocked a total of 52.5 kilometres, beating the previous record of 44.4 kilometres which was held in India.

The Castletown man said the six hour challenge was all for a good cause:

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