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New world record as 1,693 form longest Riverdance line

The previous record of 652 people dancing in a continuous line was held by Nashville, Tennessee.

Panorama shot of the Riverdance line yesterday in Dublin. (@gathering/Twitter)

IRELAND HAS BROKEN a new world record as 1,693 gather on the banks of the Liffey to dance a jig.

The Guinness World Record was made when the dancers from 44 countries performed the longest Riverdance line.

Thousands of people also gathered to watch the world record, lining the quays from Samuel Beckett Bridge to the Sean O’Casey Bridge.

The previous record of 652 people dancing in a continuous line was held by Nashville, Tennessee.

Read: 6 reasons why you should jump at the chance to be in Riverdance>
More: Carlow to try set Irish dancing world record today – and you’re invited>

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