Wednesday 13 December 2017

WATCH: There's a 260ft water slide in Dublin and this is how you can take a ride

Around 5,000 people to try the 'Big Slide Home'

Jason Kennedy

Jason Kennedy

For the second year in a row, Dubliners can take a ride on this epic water slide.

A total of 5,000  lucky punters will get the chance to slide their way down this massive 260ft water slide which has been set up on Winetavern Street, in Dublin city centre today and tomorrow.

98FM Big Slide Festival Makes a Splash in Dublin
98FM Big Slide Festival Makes a Splash in Dublin

The slide, which is brought to Dublin by 98FM and Dublin City Council,  takes two hours to inflate and secure into place and another hour to fill the splash pool with water, ensuring a great time for the lucky sliders who get to have a go.

The organisers say that no matter the weather, the slide will be ready.

There was phenomenal demand for the slide this year, according to The Big Ride Home Presenter Dara Quilty.

"I'm not joking when I say we got thousands and thousands of texts about this, even after it was closed."

Lorna Duffy pictured at the 98FM Big Slide Festival on Saturday 15th July.
Lorna Duffy pictured at the 98FM Big Slide Festival on Saturday 15th July.
Setanta Brunker at the 98FM Big Slide Festival on Saturday 15th July.
98FM Big Slide Festival Makes a Splash in Dublin. Photo: Andres Poveda

"We've made it faster this year. We had a ramp built. We have food this year, we have performers this year and we're doing move screenings this year. We've turned it into a real festival this year."

Even though most of the slots are full, here's still time to get yourself on the list.

"If people are listening to 98fm today or tomorrow and on our Facebook page, you can win more wristbands," Dara said.

Independent.ie got the chance  to strap on a go-pro and take to the slide earlier today.

Paul Bonass pictured on the 98FM Big Slide.
Paul Bonass pictured on the 98FM Big Slide.
Kassi Cheirogeorgou pictured at the 98FM Big Slide Festival on Saturday 15th July.

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