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Saturday 25 March 2017

True grit Clogher heads into record books

THEY'RE up to their necks in it. Sand that is.

With all the wet weather over the weekend people could be forgiven for burying their heads in the sand.

But more than 500 people just stopped short of that and buried themselves up to their necks on a sandy beach.

The 524 people took part in order to break the Guinness World Record -- and they easily outnumbered the 342 who had previously been buried up to their necks in sand simultaneously in France.

The event took place on Little Strand Beach as part of the Clogherhead Prawn Festival in Co Louth.

"We were lucky with the day that was in it," said organiser Brian Gargan. "The next thing we have to do is get Guinness to certify it. They weren't down so we have to send them all the proof."

Irish Independent

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