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Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families

A scam had emerged on social media suggesting that the Meath fun park was running a giveaway competition.

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CO MEATH FUN resort Tayto Park has issued a statement denying that it is giving away an amount of free holiday passes.

A scam has emerged on social media suggesting that people can enter a draw to be one of 500 families to win five free family passes to the Ashbourne-based theme park.

The scam poses the question: “Have you ever been in Tayto Park”, with a ticker representing the number of remaining ‘passes’ available running above.

6 The scam message in question

“Hi guys, we would like to advise that there is a link being sent around stating that we are giving away five free family passes to 500 families,” the park’s statement reads.

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Unfortunately this is not correct. The website is not ours and we would advise everyone to ignore this link!

The link was widely shared across Whatsapp and Facebook over the weekend. It’s origin remains unknown.

Tayto Park has been in operation since 2010.

Renowned for its Cú Chulainn roller coaster, the only such wooden structure in Ireland, the park was the sixth most popular paid-for visitor attraction in the country in 2015.

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