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First glimpse of new rollercoasters

20th March 2024

Emerald Park Unveils First Glimpse of Thrilling Tír na nÓg Rollercoasters

Emerald park reveal Tír na nÓg will open May 2024.

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Excitement soared

Excitement soared to new heights today as Emerald Park offered a sneak peek into its much-anticipated Tír na nÓg development, showcasing the installation of trains on two new state of the art rollercoasters. The addition of the rollercoaster trains signifies a milestone in the park's journey towards delivering its first fully themed and immersive land at the theme park and zoo.

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Tír na nÓg will open in May

Today, General Manager of Emerald Park, Charles Coyle confirmed that Tír na nÓg will open its gates to adventure seekers and families this May, with an official opening date to be revealed next month. The unveiling marks the first glimpse into what promises to be a world-class entertainment destination located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.

With a substantial investment of €22 million, the 6.5 acre land is a first for Emerald Park and has never been seen before in Ireland. Along with the two main rollercoasters, Tír na nÓg will also introduce a third classic theme park attraction, known as a Waveswinger. New food outlets, retail spaces, and an entrance that will create real excitement and wonder, will also all lend to the Irish mythology and fantasy theming across the land.

a man wearing a hard hat and an Emerald Park jacket on a boulder with two rollercoasters in the back

General Manager of Emerald Park, Charles Coyle said,

"Today marks a monumental leap in Emerald Park's journey as we unveil the trains on our two new rollercoasters at Tír na nÓg. This milestone not only signifies our dedication to creating fully themed and immersive experiences but also represents the culmination of years of hard work and innovation. As we continue to push the boundaries of imagination, we’re looking forward to seeing our guests embark on an unforgettable adventure this year”.

Emerald Park reopens

Emerald Park reopens on Saturday, 23rd of March for its 2024 season where guests can enjoy 'Dino Roar', an interactive dinosaur meet and greet event! From Saturday, 23rd of March to Friday 29th of March, families are invited to embark on an exciting journey back to Jurassic times, with a range of dino-themed activities to entertain visitors of all ages.

In addition to dino-themed activities, Emerald Park offers something for everyone! Younger adventurers can enjoy the ‘Junior Zone’ with Crazy Bus, Balloon Chase, and the Ladybird Loop amongst the attractions. Older kids and adults looking for their next adrenaline rush can immerse themselves in a host of exhilarating activities too. Ride the Cú Chúlainn Coaster, or take a splash on Ireland’s only flume attraction, Viking Voyage! Put your animal trivia skills to the test at the Emerald Park Zoo! Home to more than 250 animals, see some diverse animals from Amur Tigers, Amur Leopards, Ring-Tailed Lemurs, to a fascinating array of birds of prey!