A total of 1,953 schoolchildren joined hands for the largest ring-a-ring-o’roses at The People’s Park, Waterford, Ireland, on 20 April 2004. The song was repeated for six and a half minutes, with everyone falling down and getting up in unison.
The largest rugby scrum consists of 946 participants and was achieved by Blackrock College and the Irish Youth Foundation (both Ireland) in Dublin, Ireland, on 24 October 2013.
The world record for the largest same last name gathering involved 1,488 participants with the surname Gallagher at an event held in Letterkenny, Ireland on 9 September 2007.
The largest tin whistle ensemble was achieved by 1,015 participants at an event organised by Scoil Acla (Ireland) in Keel, Achill Island, Ireland, on 31 July 2010. Participants performed the song “The Dawning of the Day.”
The largest wellington boot race consists of 3,194 participants and was achieved by Glenflesk G.A.A Club (Ireland) in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, on 11 May 2014.
The longest career as an international darts player was that of Billy O’Brien (Ireland), which spanned from September 1968 to June 2002.
The record for the longest dance party was achieved by Unique Events Limited (Ireland) and began on 27 October 2006 at 12:00 with 40 dancers, 31 of which completed the marathon after 55 hours, at the Quay Front, Wexford, Ireland, on 29 October 2006.
The longest marathon playing five-a-side football (soccer) is 53 hours and was achieved by Sodexo Ireland (Ireland) at Nagle Rice Sports complex, Portlaoise, Laois, Ireland, from 21 June to 23 June 2013.
The longest marathon playing guitar by an individual is 114 hours 6 minutes 30 seconds and was achieved by David Browne (Ireland) at the Temple Bar Pub, Dublin, Ireland, from 12 to 17 June 2011.
The most authors reading consecutively is 111, at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, Ireland, on 15-16 June 2012. The 111 writers, including Nobel Prize Laureate Seamus Heaney and Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle, read from their work in slots of 15 minutes each over 28 continuous hours before an aggregate audience of 1,280. The event was also streamed live over the internet without interruption. The event was organised in celebration of the Irish Writers’ Centre’s 25th anniversary. It promoted Dublin as a UNESCO City of Continue reading →