The launch of Ireland’s FIRST Alpine Coaster at Colin Glen is nearing ever closer and works continue on site to officially open the new attraction in March 2021.
The top station building has arrived in the last few days and is now secure and water tight. The final fit-out of the building is now complete and has been connected to a new electricity connection.
Due to Covid 19, the main Austrian-based contractor has had difficulty returning to site but it is hoped works will recommence in the coming weeks to complete the project.
Groundworks will commence shortly to finalise lighting, security and the completion of a new car park on the new site. New fencing has been installed around the tunnels for the Coaster track, leaving the pathway safe and secure. Additional permanent fencing is also currently being erected at the retaining wall along the middle path.
Colin Glen is working with the main contractor for Ireland’s longest zipline, to investigate the possibility of relocating the zip lines, due to their close proximity to electricity lines. It is hoped that the new proposed location will be agreed shortly and works will recommence on site, once this has been agreed.
Colin Glen has been busy making improvements to its existing leisure facilities over the past few weeks. The site around the Indoor dome is being tidied up with repairs to the footpath and gates. New gates have been fitted to the existing outdoor pitches which will allow for emergency and maintenance vehicle access to the dome.
Further funding has also been secured for another new attraction and Colin Glen will issuing a tender for this work soon. We will be announcing this new attraction very soon so stay tuned!
Watch the progress of Ireland’s first Alpine Coaster below!