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It’s Summer.

There’s an inverted roller coaster in Meath.

Shouldn’t YOU be on it?

Nicole writes:

The Summer of 2015 has been a monumental one for Tayto Park, Ashbourne as they debuted Europe’s Largest Inverted Wooden Rollercoaster, The Cú Chulainn Coaster!

Along with the rollercoaster, Tayto Park has welcomed seven new additional attractions! Ranging from the fast paced ‘Air Race’ to the ‘Rotator’, the Honey Pot Roundabout and the ‘Shot Tower’ that will have little ones feeling like they are on top of the world.

Other new attractions include Ireland’s only 5D cinema, screening five minute western themed movies, a three carriage road train around the park and a traditional express steam train track ride operating around Tayto Park.

To celebrate the exciting Summer season at Tayto Park and the launch of the new wooden rollercoaster, Tayto Park and Broadsheet.ie have teamed up to give readers the chance to win two family passes .

Simply answer the following question:

What is the name of the new rollercoaster launched in Tayto Park this Summer?

Yes it really is that easy.

Winners plucked from the ‘hat’ is our working assumption.

Lines MUST close at 8.30pm

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74 thoughts on “Like The Circles Of Your Mind

  1. Matt

    Jaze, I think they called it the Cú Chulainn Coaster or something. Looks more like the inside of a bag of Tayto waffles to me!

  2. Bruncvik

    Been there a few weeks ago. Not too bad, but incredibly long wait times. If you arrive after noon, forget about getting the all-day bracelet. It’s price is equal the combined price of the three rides (roller coaster, Air Race and Rotator), plus the cinema, so if you go to all four and then one more ride, you’d save money. But unless it’s lashing rain, there’s no way you’ll get go to all four plus one. Just the cinema alone averages one person in the queue per two minutes, according to the lady minding the door. I can’t confirm – we gave up after 50 minutes, halfway there, but I didn’t count the number of people who actually went in.

  3. Niall Ó Sioradáin

    The Cú Chulainn Coaster (although given that Tayto Park is in Meath and not Antrim, maybe they should have called it the Fionn Mac Cumhaill Coaster instead?)

    1. The Old Boy

      Cú Chulainn is traditionally said to have been born or raised in modern day Co Louth, so they’re not too far wide of the mark.

  4. Boba Fettucine

    The Cú Chulainn Coaster

    Give me the family pass. I was there on Saturday with 3 kids. Adults and children over 3 years old – €14 a head to get in = €70.

    Going on the Cu Chulainn Coaster / other rides – €5 a head per go (or you can buy a wristband for €15 that allows you on most things) = €75

    Average time spent queuing for each ride – approximately 30-45 minutes (including basic stuff like the air gun that shoots out water balloons).

    Average duration of each ride – around 1 minute 30 seconds.

    Total time spent queuing – Around 3 hours. Total time enjoying ‘attractions’ = maybe 10 minutes tops.

    So, roughly €14.50 per minute, which is less than a good consultant surgeon will cost you.

    But give me a family pass, and throw in some wristbands, and I’ll shut up about it being ginormously expensive on public fora.

    1. Willem

      If you go to any other Park you spend even more time in the queue. New rollercoaster in the Netherlands had a queue of 150 min, that was the time excluding the line out of the waiting line. Actual time could be over 200 min.
      Don’t complain that’s is to expensive, tayto park is extremely cheap compared to other parks.

  5. Demon

    It’s called the Cú Chulainn Coaster, I believe. Used to be the Setanta. Lock your pets up if it comes to dinner. Doesn’t like Galway girls.

  6. Willem

    inverted coaster? the train is still ON the track and not hanging under it.
    did you mean ‘inversion’ still incorrect. it’s an overbanked turn. Still not upside down.

    Please do a little more research before you write an article about subject you aren’t fimiliar with. I know it’s the first rollercoaster in Ireland, can’t blame you!

  7. Marvel Gumshoe

    The Cú Chulainn Coaster!

    Went there with the kids in the lashing rain. Would go again.

    … am I too late to the party?

  8. Eimear

    I don’t mean to sound crisp or overly salty (& vinegar) but will a winner be announced for this or are we just to be Walkers all over, I was looking forward to a hula hoop on that rollercoaster :(

    (Fully aware some of those aren’t Tayto-related and this is mad desperate but I really do love rollercoasters, I’ll make it someday, just fry and stop me)

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