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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Tayto Park

Last year
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you know your Irish crisps?
Open up a nice bag of quizps.
# End of an era
Tayto Park to be renamed Emerald Park as 12-year long sponsorship deal ends
The Emerald rebrand was chosen due to Ireland’s nickname ‘the Emerald Isle’ given by international visitors.
# buckle up
Two new rollercoasters to open at Tayto Park next year
It’s a €16,000,000 project.
# bovine intervention
Tayto Park visitors sheltered in gift shop after three bison escaped from enclosure in March
Customers were confined to the gift shop until the bison herd manager arrived.
# Largo Foods
Tayto Park founder Ray Coyle has died aged 70
A spokesperson said Ray Coyle passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.
# packet in
Tayto is ending its sponsorship of Tayto Park
The park, which opened in 2010 in Meath, has had over five million visitors since it was established.
All time
# a rollercoaster
Green light for €15.5m Tayto Park rollercoaster after two-year planning battle
There have been more than a few ups and downs in the saga.
# Real Steel
Tayto Park gets greenlight for two intertwining steel rollercoasters
The two rollercoasters will cost an estimated €15 million and create 40 new jobs in the area.
# An Bord Pleanála
A €14m rollercoaster for Tayto Park has been refused due to noise impact on four residents
Four local residents claimed that the anticipated screaming from passengers on ‘Coaster 2021′ will increase noise disturbance in the area.
# objection
Four residents put brakes on Tayto Park plans for €14 million rollercoaster
The appeal now threatens the Tayto Park timeline to have the roller-coaster constructed and open to visitors by 2021.
# Meath
Tayto Park secures planning permission for new rollercoaster despite objections
Some local residents had complained about noise pollution and traffic.
# tourism and transport
Tayto Park wants humanoid robots to make the queue at its water ride more entertaining
At peak times, customers have to wait up to two hours to get on the Viking Voyage attraction.
# new wheels
Tayto Park is seeking planning permission for a new 'iconic' €14 million roller-coaster
The theme park’s owner said the new attraction will “copper-fasten the future of Tayto Park”.
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.
# Rollercoaster
Why Tayto Park sees its future in luring the suit-and-tie brigade
The Meath attraction is aiming to bring in a million visitors per year.
# On The Road
Tayto Park has launched a 'driving school for kids' with Nissan cars
Children can learn the rules of the road and get their own driving licence.
# Tayto Park
'Unfortunately, death is inevitable': Tayto Park releases animal mortality figures after media pressure
It said 30 of its animals had died in 2016.
# lions and tigers and bears
What do all the animals in Irish zoos get up to on Christmas Day? We found out
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all? (Sorry.)
# Big Plans
Tayto Park wants to build a seven-storey hotel with sky bars and a slide
The hotel will have capacity for up to 1,000 guests.
# crisp communion
This tweet by an Australian comedian proves that Ireland can often be one massive stereotype
Darn it.
# cu chulainn coaster
Parent speaks of 'shock and anger' after girl (12) 'breaks her neck' on Tayto Park ride
Prime Time spoke to the father this evening.
# House of Horrors
Tayto Park's House of Horrors has been given the green light to re-open tonight
The attraction is sold out tomorrow and Sunday but tickets are available for Halloween.
# House of Horrors
"The people behind us suddenly dropped": Witnesses describe Tayto Park stairs collapse
Nine people were taken to hospital over the incident.
# Meath
Nine people injured after House of Horrors staircase collapse at Tayto Park
The management of the amusement park said the safety of its guests is “paramount”.
# Competition
OUR BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Win an all-access family pass to Tayto Park is five years old this month so we’re giving readers the chance to win some great prizes.
# the man behind the mash
Life inside the Mr Tayto costume - an exposé
We spoke to the real people behind the iconic potato head.
# the twisted chip
This is the coolest (and most hypnotising) way crisps are made at Tayto Park
Ooooh, fancy.
# high roller
This man makes rollercoasters for a living
His job is pretty cool.
# high roller
After building a rollercoaster, this man is looking at what's next
After the opening of the Cú Chulainn rollercoaster this week, Raymond Coyle is already planning what’s next.
# life is a rollercoaster
13 things we learned from our first go on the Tayto Park rollercoaster
# Going Down
We rode the Tayto Park rollercoaster - here's what we learned
It’s big, fast and smooth.
# parklife
The Tayto Park rollercoaster, what a sight to behold
Such majesty.
# park life
All hail Mr Tayto ... he's about to create 150 jobs
Thanks to a rollercoaster.
# life is a...
Ireland will soon have the largest inverted wooden rollercoaster in Europe
And some lad has been in touch trying to organise proposing to his girlfriend on it! Oh dear.
# Tayto Park
Here's an artist's impression of Ireland's massive new roller coaster
Good luck keeping your crisp sandwiches down.
# Spud Wars
The Tyrone v Meath game is now referred to as 'El Crispico' on Wikipedia
The battle took place last Saturday in Croke Park with Mickey Harte’s side winning by two points.
# hot spots
Drumroll, please: And the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland are...
Dublin Zoo? Book of Kells? Tayto Park? Here’s the places that took the top spots on this year’s list compiled by Fáilte Ireland.
# Awww!
Tayto Park says hello to a host of newborns
Pitter patter of little paws at Tayto Park.
# pic of the day
Enda Kenny Chasing Geese While People Laugh Pic of the Day
No comment.
# Jobswatch
78 new jobs announced at Tayto Park
Fine Gael Meath East TD welcomed the announcement, saying it would be a “great boost” to the local community.