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Guinness World Record Tea Towel for Mayo Roscommon Hospice

Poplar Linens Trading Co undertook creating the largest tea towel in the world to raise awareness of a novel fundraiser in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation Palliative Care Services. 

Speaking at the launch Mr Sean Walsh, MD of Poplar Linen Trading Co and also a member of the Board of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice explained that his late father (and founder of Poplar Lines) Liam Walsh founded the company over 50 years again producing tea towels.  I have been either talking about or looking at tea towels for over 30 years so to me it was an obvious choice. 

‘We are absolutely delighted to be part of this exciting venture with Sean and all at Poplar Linens.  It’s a new and novel way of getting the Hospice/Palliative Care brand across to people and a great way of raising much needed funds for the service.  Our sincere thanks also to chef Neven Maguire for his recipe on the tea towel, we have all baked the bread and it truly delicious’, said Cynthia Clampett CEO of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Palliative Care. 

Poplar Linens commissioned our best factory to produce this tea towel.  Technically no one machine could make this huge tea towel measuring 49 foot x 34 foot (15 metres x 10.5 metres) but with specialist machinery this obstacle was overcome.  The tea towel has been verified on June 15th 2016 by the Guinness Book of Records, as the world’s largest tea towel. 

Based on the Guinness World Record Tea towel poplar linens have developed a recipe version of the tea towel for sale as a fundraiser.  Neven Maguire very kindly donated one of his treasured recipes for a wheaten bread.  These tea towels will be available in local retail outlets.  For €4 you will receive this towel complete with a recipe card for easy reference.  All profits from the sale of these tea towels are going to support local palliative care services in the Mayo Roscommon area. 

The tea towels come packed in a display unit containing 76 yea towels.  If you feel you could help sell even one box at a coffee morning, in a local shop, workplace, market etc., please contact Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, Administration office, Main Street, Knock, Co Mayo, telephone 094 93 88666 




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  • Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation
    Administration Office, Main Street, Knock, County Mayo, Ireland
    Charitable Status No.: 10980
  • Phone: + 353 (0) 94 9388666 | E mail: admin@hospice.ie