Michael Flatley (USA), the star of Lord of the Dance, earned $1.6 million (£1 million) a week for his Irish style dancing at the peak of the show’s success. This included profits from ticket, video and merchandise sales. The Chicago born star first found international fame when he performed at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Sourced from GWR book 2000
The largest Gaelic football lesson consisted of 1,204 participants and was achieved by Roche Emmets GFC (Ireland) in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, on 16 June 2013.
The largest gathering of people dressed as cartoon characters was achieved by 905 participants dressed as characters from the Flintstones in an event organised by Muckno Mania Festival (Ireland), in Co Monaghan, Ireland, on 16 July 2010. The record attempt was part of the 2010 Muckno Mania Festival.
The largest gathering of people dressed as leprechauns was achieved by 1,263 participants in an event organised by Bandon Town (Ireland) in Bandon, Ireland, on 17 March 2012.
The largest gathering of people dressed as Wally/Waldo is 3,872 and was achieved at the Street Performance World Championship in Dublin, Ireland, on 19 June 2011. Proceeds from outfits sold were donated to Africa Aware. Video available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chnui_Jqxb8
The largest gathering of people dressed as nuns was 1,436 and was achieved by Nunday Listowel (Ireland) in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland, on 30 June 2012. The attempt was organised to raise funds for Pieta House.
The largest gathering of people with Mohican hairstyle is 257 and was achieved by Today FM The Ray D’Arcy Show (Ireland) as part of the Shave or Dye 2013 Campaign, in Dublin, Ireland, on 22 February 2013.
The largest metal mirror is a 183-cm (72-in) reflector, made by the third Earl of Rosse (1800-67), and set up at Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, Republic of Ireland in 1845. The mirror was made of speculum metal (an alloy of copper and tin). With it, Lord Rosse discovered the spiral forms of the galaxies. It was last used in 1909, but was restored with a mirror made of aluminium in 1998.
The largest parade of horse-drawn carriages was achieved by 265 carriages at Tipperary Racecourse, Limerick, Ireland, on 3 August 2008.
The largest rock the boat consists of 1,701 participants and was achieved by Stephen Murtagh, Brendan Kieran and the Carrick Carnival 400 Committee (Ireland) in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland, on 2 June 2013. Funds were raised for the Irish Cancer Society.