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Friday 30 September 2016

Slip sliding away through Dublin city centre

Published 25/07/2016 | 02:30

Dublin's Lord Mayor, Brendan Carr, with his son Jason (7) enjoying 98FM's Big Slide on Winetavern Street in Dublin this weekend
Dublin's Lord Mayor, Brendan Carr, with his son Jason (7) enjoying 98FM's Big Slide on Winetavern Street in Dublin this weekend

Dublin's Lord Mayor, Brendan Carr, certainly seems to be embracing his new role with gusto.

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Carr was among hundreds of 'sliders' who hurled themselves down 98FM's 260ft inflatable waterslide in Dublin this weekend.

Katie Bowes Photo: Fergal Phillips
Katie Bowes Photo: Fergal Phillips

He was joined by Eurovision star Linda Martin and Cormac Branagan - who you may, or may not, remember had a starring role in TV3's 2012 reality series 'Tallafornia'.

The 'Big Slide Home' was in situ on Dublin's Winetavern Street on both Saturday and Sunday and attracted a fun-loving crowd.

Sliders were encouraged to "snap a soakie" of themselves whizzing down the slide on a rubber ring.

The event was presented by radio host Dara Quilty, who said Dublin had been "screaming out for an event like this for years".

More than 6,000 litres of water were used on the slide over the course of the weekend.

This water will now be recycled by Dublin City Council street cleaners - and will be put to use in the cleaning of 20 streets across the city.

The event was sponsored by HB Ice Cream, and Cornettos and Tangle Twisters were handed out to help participants cool down.

Irish Independent

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