New water park set to open on Lough Foyle
Construction is under way on a brand new water park on the waters of Lough Foyle, which is to open on Monday.
Social media has been abuzz in recent days after pictures of the impressive new ‘big, inflatable floating assault course’ were shared by Inish Adventures on their Facebook page.
The water park, which holds up to 115 people, includes six metre slides,a cliffhanger, monkey bars, balancing beams and more, and is located at the Shore Front in Moville, in front of the Inish Adventures centre.
Adrian Harkin of Inish Adventures told the Journal the water park has been two years in planning and told how they are amazed and delighted at the reaction so far.
It will open this Monday, adhering to strict Covid 19 restrictions. While it can hold up to 115 people, for now they are limited to 30.
“We’ve been planning this for a long while and it’s phase two of our plans. Phase three will hopefully be a glass conference room at the centre, to hopefully be used a restaurant in the future. The response to the water park has been massive already. It has been quite surprising, but great at the same time.”
Adrian pointed out how the structure is based on ‘clear, silk water’ that can ‘get a wee bit of a chop,’ that will all add to the experience.
It is also based on the beautiful Lough Foyle with stunning views and scenery ‘that you just wouldn’t get anywhere else.’
The company is excited about expanding and also have a location at Fort Dunree.
The water park is the latest in a host of activities offered, including gorge walking, sailing, whitewater rafting, archery and orienteering.
Anyone who enters the water park during current restrictions will be asked to sanitise their hands and their temperature will also be taken. All social distancing and restriction guidelines will be adhered to.
Price is E20 euro, with a wet suit and buoyancy aid provided, ‘so all you need is a towel and your swim gear.’
The water park is suitable for those over seven years of age.
It has caused much excitement across Inishowen and beyond with My Inishowen on Facebook writing: ‘‘This looks brilliant, All the best to Adrian and his team with this new product. We cannot wait to try it out.’ They were also wished ‘every success’ by Buncrana Chamber of Commerce, which added how it ‘looks like another fab family day out in Inishowen.’
To find out more information, see www.inishadventures.com or visit Inish Adventures on Facebook.