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Co Armagh town Keady has danced its way into the Macarena record books

Co Armagh town Keady has danced its way into the Macarena record books

The crowd that helped put Keady in the history books

The crowd that helped put Keady in the history books

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Co Armagh town Keady has danced its way into the Macarena record books

A Co Armagh town is celebrating after scooping the world record for the largest mass Macarena.

Some 2,230 people joined forces in Keady to shake their way into the history books in memory of a woman who died of cancer last year.

And that was enough to snatch the gong from Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth, England, which held the previous high of 2,219 participants doing the cult '90s dance.

Now organisers of Keady's Macarena, which took place on Sunday, are preparing to hand over a cheque for £22,076 to Cancer Research UK, in memory of Breda McAtavey (50).

Her son Ryan (29), who led the record bid with his family, said: "Words can't describe how happy we are to beat the record, but more importantly to raise so much money for the cancer research cause."

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