Tag Archives: Ireland

Largest tin whistle ensemble

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.”

Longest dance party

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.

Most authors reading consecutively from their books

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 →