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Friday 15 December 2017

World's longest slide makes a splash in Bray

MORE than 1,000 daredevils took the plunge in Bray over the weekend as the world's longest water slide was installed at the seaside town.

The revellers applied for tickets weeks ago with the organisers receiving 9,000 applications for just 700 spots.

However, some lucky 300 people who had been on a reserve list also got to join in the fun after organisers sent one person down the slide every minute as part of the Bray Summerfest event.

lilo

The slide was made from plastic sheeting and hay bales and those brave enough to give it a go sped down on a lilo at around 25kmh. It had a prime location on the side of Bray Head at an eight degree angle.

Blathnaid Brennan from Bray told the Herald: "The slide is great fun and the other events have been brilliant, there's been amazing music and street performance acts."

Organiser, Carl Kelly was incredibly pleased with the slide's success.

"The popularity of the slide was something that came out of the blue, we didn't think it was going to be so popular and now it's the biggest event we've ever done aside from the air show."

summer

The air show, which will feature Norwegian Vampire planes and sky-diving teams takes place next Sunday.

Meanwhile, if you didn't 
get a chance to have a go on the slide this year, don't worry as it's set to make a return next summer.

"We normally try not to repeat events but with the level of interest in the slide this year, we'll definitely be bringing it back," Carl said.

hnews@herald.ie

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