Strongman set to ‘Transform’ Crumlin Road Gaol

Jonathan Kelly and Glenn Ross

This August bank holiday weekend will see 34 of the World’s Strongest Giants from around the planet compete at the Belfast Ultimate Strongman Giant Weekend.

Running from Thursday 21st August (Writer’s Square, Cathedral Quarter) to Monday 25th August (Crumlin Raod Gaol) visitors can experience a fun-packed day for all the family including a first-time ever visit to Northern Ireland from Transformers star The Optimus Prime Truck from the Movie (appearances will be on Friday to Monday @ Crumlin Road Gaol).

The competitors will battle it out in a series of awe-inspiring rounds which include the ‘Farmers Walk’, ‘Man Verses Machine Optimus Truck Event’, ‘Car Lifting’, ‘Axel Press’ and for the first time in over 20 years, the return of the spectacular ‘bar bend’. Ultimate Strongman competitor Jonathan Kelly from Newtownabbey is pictured limbering up for the event. Tickets are priced at £9.00 per person, per day, (£7.00 online) children under 12 go free and are available on the day or by visiting






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