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27th Jun 2023

Emerald Park to welcome two new rollercoasters for thrill-seekers

Katy Thornton

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Some good news for all the dare devils out there.

Emerald Park is welcoming a new land expansion, naturally Celtic in theme, called Tír na nÓg. This new section of the park is set to be twice the size of Croke Park and will have two new intertwining rollercoasters, the names of which are top secret and yet to be revealed.

Two New Rollercoasters at Emerald Park

The new rollercoasters at Emerald Park are being manufactured by a Dutch company that are also a major supplier for the Walt Disney Company. The first and larger rollercoaster is currently known as the Suspended Thrill Coaster and is set to have a track above your head. Thriller seekers can can look forward to inversions such as a 360 Zero-G Roll and an Upward Helix, which guarantees a total of five upside down experiences on the ride.

With a total track length of 750m, a highest track point of 32m (just higher than the Cú Chulainn Coaster) and speeds of 90km/h it’s an exciting addition to Emerald Park.

The second new rollercoaster to Emerald Park, currently known as the Family Boomerang, is a little more family friendly (or for those who cannot stomach the idea of going on the Suspended Thrill Seeker). This coaster has a total track length of 450m, with a highest track point of 25m, and speeds of 60km/h, with plenty of airtime hills, dives and turns.

Tír na nÓg Expansion

With a substantial investment of €22 million, the new 6.5-acre project is a first for Emerald Park. Along with the new rollercoasters, Tír na nÓg will also introduce a third attraction, known as a Waveswinger. This will have 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.

General Manager and son of Emerald Park’s founder Ray Coyle, Charles Coyle said this of the new expansion:

“I am delighted to announce that the new land expansion at Emerald Park will be called Tír na nÓg’, named after the enchanted otherworld of myth and legend! We are hoping to open the area and the two rollercoasters to the public in Spring 2024. This will mark the first fully themed and immersive land at the park and is sure to excite both thrill seekers and family alike.”

The Emerald Park expansion and new rollercoasters are set to be complete in spring of 2024, so thrill-seekers have a little bit of time still to wait.

Header image via Instagram / Emerald Park


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