Saturday 20 December 2014

Summer picnickers dangle 100ft above Dublin's Docklands

Lunch was taken to new heights as over 100 diners soaked up 360° views of the city before tucking into a summer feast...

Patricia Murphy

Published 30/05/2014 | 17:50

Diners dangled from a picnic table suspended 100ft above Dublin's Docklands today, indulging in a gourmet lunch in the clouds.

Prosecco was sipped and sandwiches were gobbled sky high in celebration of Centra’s new gourmet range All Day Fresh, which launches in stores across the country this week.

The table, which was suspended from a 120 tonne crane in The Point Village, offered passengers a unique 360° view of the city to kick off the bank holiday weekend.

The 100 lucky lunchers were winners of Centra’s Picnic in the Sky competition and revelled in the unique opportunity to tuck into treats in Ireland’s first sky high restaurant.

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“I’m excited to go up into the sky. I’m off school today and not so afraid of heights.

"I’m not sure what my school friends will think about it,” said Seán Óg Tiernan who travelled Dublin with his godfather for the lunch.

Clowns, music and facepainters also milled around the event entertaining those who were too small to partake in the lunchtime high.

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“We just came down for a look around, the picnic looks really unusual. The babies are a bit small yet though,” said Emily Buckley, her baby Finn looking on as the table began to rise.

The slow cooked pulled pork bap was a favourite amongst the day’s thrill seekers, putting a halt to their scoffing only for the obligatory selfie.

“We wanted to do something really exciting to show how proud we are of our new range of gourmet sandwiches and pizzas.

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“This range takes our current offering to new heights, and we wanted a launch to match,” finished Managing Director of Centra Martin Kelleher.

 

Independent.ie's Clare Cullen (left) and Patricia Murphy (right) sample the new Centra sandwiches 100 feet above Dublin City Center at the #CentraSkyPicnic.

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