Carlow man now an official Guinness World Record holder as certificate arrives

Some achievement!

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Paddy Kennedy reversing his tractor from IT Carlow to Mount Leinster Rangers, August 2018

A Carlow farmer now officially has a Guinness World Record to his name.

Last August, Paddy Kennedy set off in his tractor and drove backwards all the way from IT Carlow to Mount Leinster Rangers GAA club – a distance of 30 kilometres.

The previous record for longest distance travelled going backwards in a tractor was just over 20 kilometres.

The official World Record certificate arrived this week and on Saturday Paddy held a ceremony in the Step House Hotel in Borris to hand over the money he raised for two charities – the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and the Irish Cancer Society.

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