Guinness World Record

Details of Event

Ballymoe extends an invitation to the seven continents of the world to send representatives, drawing on our worldwide friendships and our diaspora in an attempt to break the current World Record for having the largest number of beards and moustaches in one place.

Our attempt to break the world record will be held on Saturday June 29th on Ballymoe Main Street at 12 noon. The current record was set at the Newport Winter Festival, Newport USA on 12th February 2011 with 462 participants.

Ballymoe has always been a beard-friendly place but we want to make it official. It’ll be combs at dawn in The Town of 1000 Beards when we try to break the World Record. From the Lincoln to the Connery, the hairy and scary will be counted.

Come and join us for some hairy fun!!!


Guinness World Record Categories

Finest Beard or Moustache in the Land (overall champion)
The Longest Beard
The Most Interesting Moustache
Best Kissable Beard
Best Wackiest Presentation of Facial Hair
Signs of Nobility and Madness in a Beard or Moustache
Best International Beard or Moustache

Non Guinness Categories

Best Manufactured Beard or Moustache
Best Beard or Moustache with Fancy dress
Best Family of Beards (must be a related family)


The Town of 1,000 Beards


Please download the sponsorship form below.

The thinking behind the festival was three fold. Firstly to organise for the Gathering 2013 National events, like most communities. Secondly to raise funds for development in our locality. Beard growers for the world record attempt are asked to raise as much as possible to cover the costs of the festival and fund the Ballymoe Development Plan. The money raised through sponsorship will be used to springboard a four year development plan. The third objective is to have “HAIRY FUN” for all and raise the profile of our community and its resources.

So join in the plans, grow a beard and keep life in rural Ireland.

Click HERE to download – SPONSORSHIP FORM

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