This clip isn’t new, but we thought it definately should be given another look. It’s a super low-budget video, which appears to be a local news clip, of the 1994 Castletown Donkey Derby. The announcer is an Irish comedian named David O’Doherty. But typical of Ireland, it seems like everyone in the town, including the donkeys, are all comedians.
Give this one a little time – when the race actually starts after the preliminary interviews, things get really silly. Beyond the fact that donkeys are clearly not natural racers, it develops that one of them has an overwhelming, and I mean overwhelming, interest in a fellow competitor.
The announcer is actually the publican in the local village.
I’d love to spend some time at that pub!