Wednesday 28 September 2016

Angry Birds turn to joy as Irish face-painters break Guinness World Record

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 21/03/2016 | 07:47

(L to R) Sisters Molly Kirby (3) & Penny Kirkby (6) both from Tyrellstown. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Sisters Molly Kirby (3) & Penny Kirkby (6) both from Tyrellstown. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Brayden McElroy (4) & Addison McElroy (3) both from Dolphins Barn. Photo@ Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Members of the Bradley family Ruby Jean Bradley (10),Freya Bradley (6) & Tanya Bradley - all from Finglas Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Dina Kashif (5) from Clonee. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

It has yet to hit the country's cinemas, but the new Angry Birds Movie is already breaking records.

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There were smiles all around yesterday after a Guinness World Record Attempt for the most faces painted in four hours was a huge success.

(L to R) Jade Kudhnik (6) & Fede Kuthnik (11) both from Ashtown. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Jade Kudhnik (6) & Fede Kuthnik (11) both from Ashtown. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Five face paint artists went to work at Blanchardstown Shopping centre, where they managed to paint 738 faces.

The bid smashed the old record of 680.

(L to R) Members of the Bradley family Ruby Jean Bradley (10),Freya Bradley (6) & Tanya Bradley - all from Finglas
Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Members of the Bradley family Ruby Jean Bradley (10),Freya Bradley (6) & Tanya Bradley - all from Finglas Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

It was a big ask with Guinness record rules requiring independent witnesses as well as before-and-after photos of the painted faces.

However, hundreds of children were more than happy to get involved in the attempt as they enjoyed the day of fun at the Dublin shopping centre.

(L to R) Brayden McElroy (4) & Addison McElroy (3) both from Dolphins Barn. Photo@ Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Brayden McElroy (4) & Addison McElroy (3) both from Dolphins Barn. Photo@ Gareth Chaney Collins

"It turned out to be a huge success and everyone involved in Angry Birds is delighted," a spokesperson told the Herald.

"There was a lot of work involved and a lot of requirements to fulfil, but it paid off and we got there in the end."

Dina Kashif (5) from Clonee. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Dina Kashif (5) from Clonee. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The world record attempt appropriately took place on the International Day of Happiness.

This comes ahead of the release of The Angry Birds Movie, which hits cinemas on May 13.

Herald

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