Published Sunday, 18 August 2013
They performed a jig for five and a half minutes as they crossed the Peace Bridge and into the heart of the City of Culture on Sunday afternoon.
Dancers of all ages and all abilities were involved in the bid to set a new record for the longest Riverdance.
The current record is held by a US group who had 652 participants.
However it's believed over 2,500 people from dance schools all across Northern Ireland joined in for the event this weekend, which was led by local charity Children in Crossfire and was held as part of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
Thousands of pounds were raised and local Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin is optimistic a new record was set.
She said: "It absolutely fantastic that thousands of participants, their families and supporters turned out here today to set a new world record for Riverdance.
"Another first for Derry and just adds to what has been a memorable week for not only for Derry but the North West region. Well done to local charity Children in Crossfire for coming up with this initiative absolutely brilliant."
It could be a number of weeks before the result is verified by the Guinness Book of Records.
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