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  • ana
    Ireland7 contributions
    tayto park is a great place to go with your friends or with kids, so many great rides that are really fun, there’s many different ones for different age ranges which i found great, the only thing is the queuing time is a nightmare. my friend and i had to queue almost 2 hours for the sky walk thing, in 25 degrees with the sun burning us, also there’s a lot of queue jumps, also please do not book on a very hot day!! my friend got sick 2 times after the cuculain roller coaster because of the heat, but other than that i really do recommend and i will be back
    Written 12 October 2022
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland8,048 contributions
    Danny’s Curiosity Shop at Newbarn Farm. This is a great place to visit and something for everyone. A restaurant serving snacks and meals of good quality in nice surroundings. The petting farm for children.
    Then there is the farm shop and Danny’s Curiosity Shop with all sorts of wonderful things from times past for sale at fair prices.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • clara f
    1 contribution
    Such a great experience! Staff were so knowledgeable and welcoming, I couldn’t recommend this more! Yup
    Written 22 August 2022
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland8,048 contributions
    I often wondered about the statue of the horse in Ashbourne. I looked it up recently and discovered Arkle was trained by Tom Dreaper in Ashbourne hence the reason for the statue in Ashbourne. Arkle was a unbeatable horse and Pat Taffee was his famous jockey shown on the statue of the horse. Arkle was kidnapped and never found. The statue was unveiled on the 19th of April 2014.
    It is a memorial to a famous horse, trainer and jockey.
    Written 8 August 2020
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  • craftginlover
    Derry, UK66 contributions
    We have small children and this is our third time visiting the hotel. We use this as a base to explore Dublin, the zoo snd tayto park. If you have young children it’s perfect and really caters for young families. The room was a twin with a king size bed and a double. I’ve never been anything but happy with the rooms. The covid restrictions have made things a little slower but the staff are trying their best under the circumstance. The kids disco is on every night in a marquee outside. The food is average and we usually eat in Ashbourne there is several lovely restaurants.
    Written 16 August 2021
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  • Dylan S
    9 contributions
    Had a brilliant day with Dominic and Fionnula who were the most friendly and down to earth hosts I've ever had the pleasure to meet.

    I'd highly recommend for anyone with an interest in animals or nature to visit Cornstown House and Farm a visit as the Alpaca trek was a really fun and memorable experience!
    Written 6 August 2020
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  • Yabbadabbadont
    Ashbourne, Ireland38 contributions
    I hadn't been to Swans or years,but stopped by recently and had a couple of delicious pints of creamy stout.
    I'll be back again soon.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • cristóbal p
    Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain73 contributions
    We 4balls on Sunday afternoon visiting a local player. Very familiar ambient and the course in great condition, with lots of trees, shrubs, water hazards and quite a varied, undulating topography. Greens were in top condition, as were the bunkers, green aprons and fairways. It has a small river running through it. Beautiful scenery and a little physical demanding. We had dinner at the bar no expensive and well worth. Green fee around 20€
    Written 29 July 2019
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  • Mark B
    Sandy, UK256 contributions
    Visited Kelly's Lounge and was mesmerised by the beer fridge, I want one :) Sat and had a few pints of the black nectar with some colleagues. Staff pleasant and drink well priced.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • Patrick M
    2 contributions
    One of the Best Little Local Pubs in Ireland. A great place to bring the Family to watch a Footbal or Rugby match. Staff are great, Very Friendly. Can't wait till it reopens after Covid.
    Written 23 August 2020
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  • Yvonne C
    8 contributions
    This is my 3rd time to visit. Ye kids love it but as a parent I am seriously starting to dread it.

    Waited ages and paid a fortune for muffins only for burg of them to be stale. Every time I come the queue for teas and coffees takes about 15 mins. There’s no need for it.

    Also, the waiver computers on the way in are regularly not working. This slows the whole entry process down.

    Like others say, kids love it but it could be a lot better.
    Written 22 September 2018
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