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Listen here: Today FM Shave Or Dye breaks world record with 179 heads shaved simultaneously

Today FM broke the world record for most heads shaved simultaneously at the Mansion House in Dublin today.

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Independent.ie spoke to several of the attendees this morning about their motivation for participating. Many of them are doing it for relatives and friends who have either beaten or passed away from the disease.

Several families and couples have signed up to shave each other. Kathleen Deevy signed up to shave the head of her partner Niall Cronin. "We're doing this because my cousin Shauna died in November 2011."

"I'm a bit worried now", Niall joked. "She practised on the dog last night and he's not doing too well!"

Emma Blake spoke about getting her head shaved - but that's not all she did. "I'm donating my ponytail to the Rapunzel foundation... it'll grow back!"

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Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie shaved by Ciara Collins - - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie shaved by Ciara Collins - - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Lauryn Canny, Ray Darcy - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Lauryn Canny, Ray Darcy - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Lauryn Canny shaves Kevin Massey - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Lauryn Canny shaves Kevin Massey - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Ray Darcy - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Ray Darcy - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Ian Dempsey, Eilish Buckley - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Ian Dempsey, Eilish Buckley - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Ian Dempsey, Eilish Buckley - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Ian Dempsey, Eilish Buckley - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Jenny Kelly shaves Ray Darcy  - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Jenny Kelly shaves Ray Darcy - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Keith Barry, Dermot Bannon, PJ Gallagher (f) Colin Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Conor Doyle - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Keith Barry, Dermot Bannon, PJ Gallagher (f) Colin Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Conor Doyle - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Keith Barry, Dermot Bannon, PJ Gallagher (f) Colin Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Conor Doyle - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Keith Barry, Dermot Bannon, PJ Gallagher (f) Colin Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Conor Doyle - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Lisa Cannon, Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Lisa Cannon, Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Lisa Cannon, Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Lisa Cannon, Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Will Hanafin - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Will Hanafin - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Will Hanafin - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Will Hanafin - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Today FM's Louise Duffy is one of only two women on air daily during the week

Today FM's Louise Duffy is one of only two women on air daily during the week

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

Louise Duffy - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Louise Duffy - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

The multi award winning, multi million euro making, multi record breaking Shave or Dye today set its 5th world record in a row for 'The Most Heads Shaved Simultaneously.
Pictured PJ Gallagher

Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

The multi award winning, multi million euro making, multi record breaking Shave or Dye today set its 5th world record in a row for 'The Most Heads Shaved Simultaneously. Pictured PJ Gallagher Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

Declan Masterson Photography

The multi award winning, multi million euro making, multi record breaking Shave or Dye today set its 5th world record in a row for 'The Most Heads Shaved Simultaneously.


Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

The multi award winning, multi million euro making, multi record breaking Shave or Dye today set its 5th world record in a row for 'The Most Heads Shaved Simultaneously. Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

Declan Masterson Photography

Pictured Lisa Dunne (Kildare) and Laura Byron (Tipp).

Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

Pictured Lisa Dunne (Kildare) and Laura Byron (Tipp). Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

Declan Masterson Photography

Pictured Richard Curwood from Galway.

Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

Pictured Richard Curwood from Galway. Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

Declan Masterson Photography

Pictured is Niall Breslin known as Bressie getting his hair finished by John Maguire.

Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

Pictured is Niall Breslin known as Bressie getting his hair finished by John Maguire. Pictures Declan Masterson Photography

Declan Masterson Photography

Louise Duffy shaves Martin Maguire both from Today FM during Today FM's Shave or Dye 2014 Guinness World Record attempt at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Louise Duffy shaves Martin Maguire both from Today FM during Today FM's Shave or Dye 2014 Guinness World Record attempt at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

21/02/2014 (l to r) Mark Darcy shaves his wife Geraldine Darcy in front of daughter Emma Darcy 3 Darcy all from Killarney during Today FM's Shave or Dye 2014 Guinness World Record attempt at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

21/02/2014 (l to r) Mark Darcy shaves his wife Geraldine Darcy in front of daughter Emma Darcy 3 Darcy all from Killarney during Today FM's Shave or Dye 2014 Guinness World Record attempt at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Mark Darcy shaves his wife Geraldine Darcy in front of daughter Emma Darcy 3 Darcy all from Killarney during Today FM's Shave or Dye 2014 Guinness World Record attempt at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Mark Darcy shaves his wife Geraldine Darcy in front of daughter Emma Darcy 3 Darcy all from Killarney during Today FM's Shave or Dye 2014 Guinness World Record attempt at the Mansion House, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

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Niall Breslin aka Bressie - Today FM's The Ray Darcy Show broke their fifth World Record for Today FMs Shave or Dye. 179 heads and 179 shavers, recruited by the show, were gathered in The Round Room to undertake the record attempt. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Watch the video above.

The world-record was confirmed at 12.11pm and several of the shavees recorded the events as they happen to share on social media later.

Darragh O' Neill told Ray D'Arcy "I wanted to record it so I can stick it up on Facebook later."

Today FM smashed the previous world record of 77 with over 170 heads being shaved. Listen back on today FM to the reactions as people see their new styles.

 

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