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# Duck!
How to... Stage a duck race
Fundraising fun race shows exactly how to get your ducks in a row. Last one is a rotten egg.

GREAT WEATHER FOR ducks, innit? Especially on the Liffey yesterday where nearly 1,000 plastic ducks took to the river for a Niall Mellon Township fundraising event.

Judging by photographer Stephen Kilkenny’s smooth step-by-step photographs, this should remain the template for plastic duck races the world over. (Although the organisers’ email says that duck No.666 won it. Yikes.)

This is how to stage a ducking great fun race:

How to... Stage a duck race
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  • Step 1 - Find a bucket for your duckets

  • Step 2 - Duck 'em under in one go

  • Step 3 - Get yer ducks in a row at the start line

  • Step 4 - Build a bridge and get over it

  • Step 5 - Spread out to win by a bill

  • Step 6 - Leave no straggler behind

  • Step 7 - Get back to dry land

  • Step 8 - Take home a ducking great souvenir

All pics by Stephen Kilkenny

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