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Thousands of people signed up for 'Ireland's largest water fight'... Here's how many showed up

Over 17,000 people were interested in the Facebook event. Seventeen thousand!
Aug 3rd 2016, 9:28 AM 8,654 3

BACK IN JUNE, a Facebook page was set up for an event titled ‘Ireland’s largest water fight’.

largest water fight Source: Facebook

Around 17,400 people claimed to be interested in the event, due to take place in Killiney last Bank Holiday Monday.

A spate of similar events have been taking over Facebook recently – last year, ‘Movies On The Beach’ and a ‘Giant Pillow Fight’ got thousands of people to sign up, but neither seemed to come to pass.

This time was a bit different. A (small) portion of those interested in the event actually showed up to Killiney Beach on Monday, armed with their Super Soakers.

13882218_1054606547948281_4454951315940554970_n Source: Facebook/Leandro Hoffmann

Vicki Ceriani was there – she told DailyEdge.ie that around 20 adults and children had a ‘water war’, despite the rotten weather:

The weather was terrible but we didn’t care. It was a Bank Holiday and we needed some fun… It was a real water war! Soaking wet and with the bloody wind too. I’d definitely go again, but on a sunny day.

13686539_10209035097568584_505262202913982480_n Source: Facebook/Vicki Ceriani

“Although for just an hour and with 20 people it was great fun,” another attendee wrote on Facebook.

That’s the spirit!

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Previously: Is the mysterious Movie On The Beach event in Dublin really happening?>

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