There's some gigantic news today for Irish thrillseekers. Tayto Park, the country's leading crisp-themed adventure park and zoo has announced it has received planning permission for two massive rollercoasters.
Work will begin on the intertwining steel rollercoasters next year with an aim to completing them by 2023. Tayto Park have said €15m will be spent on building the rollercoasters, including €1.5m on noise reduction.
Building the two rollercoasters will create 40 jobs for the community.
Founder of Tayto Park, Raymond Coyle said: “Today is a very exciting day for Tayto Park and Co. Meath. This is the largest single investment in our history! We currently employ 420 people and not only will the new coasters add employment to the local economy, they are securing the future of the park’.
Tayto Park is already home to Ireland (and Europe's) largest wooden rollercoaster Cú Chulainn.
Tayto Park has been closed for the lockdown but will reopen next Monday.