The official attempt was carried out on the Quayside in Waterford city at the Harvest Festival and is to be verified by Guinness in the coming weeks.

The huge breakfast of 1380kg of porridge exceeded the target of 914Kg, the year the city of Waterford was founded. During the process a specially-made bowl measuring 1.4 metres in height and 1.7 metres in diameter was used.

The world record attempt for the largest bowl of porridge began at 7am and finished at 1pm, taking approximately 6 hours to cook. The world's largest bowl of porridge produced over 5,500 servings and was enjoyed by all attending the Festival.

Commenting on the challenge John Flahavan said, "We are thrilled that this record success has been brought to Waterford and Ireland for the first time. A great deal of planning and organizing has gone into the event prior to cooking up the 1380kg of porridge. We are very grateful to all customers who came here today to support our record attempt. We also wish to thank all our staff, the Harvest Festival Committee and the Lions Club volunteers for all their help and support today.

Chairperson of the Harvest Festival in Waterford Anne Marie Caulfield said, "We are delighted with the results of the World Record attempt it was a fantastic event to have witnessed and we are looking forward to the verification of the event from Guinness World Records. We are also delighted at the huge number of people who turned out to witness the event, it's a great ending to a wonderful festival."