« BackTralee students break world record for most Christmas crackers pulled together

Students at the Institute of Technology in Tralee have set a new world record today.
Over 1,000 people gathered at the college earlier to try to break the record for the most Christmas crackers to be pulled in one go.

The existing record is 798.
The attempt is the first of a series of events planned to raise money for MS Ireland, the Cope Foundation and Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Dublin.
The record has yet to be verified by Guinness World Records but Mary Lucey of IT Tralee said it was a great effort: