Council marks Guinness World Record achievement

Council marks Guinness World Record achievement

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The local ‘Knitters of the World’ group and Clare Branch of the Irish Red Cross have been recognised for securing an official Guinness World Record for the “Largest Hand Knitted Blanket” (non-crochet).

The 21,471-ft2 blanket was produced by Valery Larkin and ‘Knitters of the World’ in Ennis, with the support of Irish Red Cross, and verified on 26 August 2018 by Guinness World Records.

To mark the achievement a section of the blanket, featuring a poem on the theme of ‘community’ by Ciaran Collins from Darragh, was unveiled at Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis.

Meanwhile, sections of the blanket are available for purchase through Irish Red Cross with all proceeds going directly to the voluntary organisation.

See www.clareredcross.ie.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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