A new world record was set in Nenagh in Co Tipperary this afternoon when 936 young people gathered dressed as elves.

The young children from schools and parishes from right across Nenagh and its environs have created the new world record in the Guinness Book of Records

The last record was created in New York City on 7 December 2009, when just over 600 elves gathered in one place.

The event was organsied by the Nenagh Chamber of Commerce and is aimed at raising over 40,000 euro for Enable Ireland to help them build a new respite centre in Nenagh.