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Tayto Park has announced two special awareness days for Irish Guide Dogs for the blind, which will take place on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 of August.

Tayto Park is Ireland's only theme park and zoo, and is a proud supporter and charity partner of Assistance Dogs in association with Irish Guide Dogs. 

The park has donated €5,000 to the charity, and has also put together an array of activities to support and raise funds for the brilliant organisation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Irish Guide Dogs staff and Tayto Park volunteers will encourage visitors across the two days to experience the Sensory Tunnel, which offers users the sensory chance to experience what it's like to be vision impaired.

Guests will be invited to walk through the tunnel blindfolded with street noises and loud traffic blared over the speakers around them. Surfaces like brick walls, a wooden fence, netting, grass and fur allows users to feel their way through the five-metre-long structure.

Floor panels with bumps similar to the tactile pavement used to guide vision impaired people on the streets are included in the structure.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Irish Guide Dogs staff will be on hand to provide information to visitors about how the charity can be supported, and Tayto Park will have bucket collections raising funds for them.

Speaking on the partnership Chairman of the Irish Guide Dogs Board, Patrick Burke said,

“Support such as this is fundamental to our ability to reach and help families of children with autism and those with visual impairment achieve independence and mobility."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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85 percent of our income comes from fundraising and donations from the public and our partnerships with our corporate supporters means we can provide a future for a family of a child with autism or person with visual impairment achieve independence”.

Tayto Park are proud charity partners of Assistance Dogs in association with Irish Guide Dogs, ALONE, supporting older people to age at home and JIGSAW, supporting young people’s health in mind.

Feature image: Instagram/@irishguidedogs

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Who doesn't love a pack of Tayto?

The iconic Irish crisp brand has reached an impressive milestone of 65 years on the market.

And to celebrate, they're launching National Tayto Day on June 14, 2019  – but that's not all.

To mark the exciting occasion, Copper Face Jacks will close its doors between 7-10pm and host an exclusive party for Mr. Tayto and his fans!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The party will be the hottest ticket in town with a jam-packed line up of Irish music talent to enjoy.

Tickets cost €10 plus booking fee and all of the ticket sale proceeds will be donated to Dublin Simon Community.

Want to know who is in the line-up?

Radio D legend Marty Whelan, will be on hand to MC the event and play some tunes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Then we have Soulé –  the leading force in a new wave of emerging Irish music. The Dublin based electronic pop artist is here to make her mark with her bass-heavy sound and soft – soulful vocals.

As well as that, there will be Chasing Abbey – the hip-hop collective at the forefront of Ireland's urban pop scene.

Walking on Cars will also be taking to the intimate Coppers stage to mark Tayto's big birthday. 

So what are you waiting for?

Grab your tickets here and we'll see you there. 

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A debate as divisive as the Barrys vs Lyons teabags conflict, the battle for the crown of best crisp in Ireland has raged for decades. 

There was always the Tayto vs King Crisps feud, and then the oh-so popular Walkers brand was added to the mix. 

Many families have been divided and friendships splintered over the distinctions between the snacks.

 Now, the one and only Liam Gallagher has voiced his opinion on the great debate. 

When asked by C103's Simon Murdoch whether he was a Tayto man or a Walkers man, Liam replied with a simple: 'Tayto.' 

Naturally, there was some debate in the comments, with fans throwing other brands into the ring for consideration. 

However, we're not sure Liam will be swayed, as he has been on team Tayto for quite a while. 

This time last year, in fact, the former Oasis frontman tweeted: ' Tayto all the fucking way to crisp heaven.'

 Looks like he's a die-hard fan of Mr Tayto. 

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The 'spice bag' has gained major popularity in the past year or so. So much popularity in fact, that is has its own Facebook appreciation page for all the devotees in Ireland.

Now, Irish icon Mr Tayto is incorporating the flavour into his staple crisp.

Back in February, Tayto asked the public to decide their new limited-edition flavour – the contenders included Spice Bag, Sunday Roast, Breakfast Roll and Curry sauce.

News has just reached our ears that Spice Bag came out on top as the most popular flavour, and now your fave takeaway taste is available in crisp form.

It won by a landslide, with a whopping 51% of the votes. 

The winning flavour will be stocked as a limited edition in stores nationwide.

Our new hangover cure maybe? 

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Tayto lovers, listen up!

The makers of Ireland's favourite snack have just announced the launch of a new online shop and home delivery service – offering plush toys, cosy jumpers and of course, all the crisps you could ever wish for.

Teaming up with An Post, Tayto has promised that the virtual store will be up and running all year round so you can stock up on your favourite flavour in time for birthdays and 'Crispmas'.

Customers can order a special treat for themselves or a loved one for delivery anywhere around the country, while those who wish to send a package overseas can do so from their local post office.

Carol McCaghy, Senior Brand Manager for Tayto, said: “We are delighted to offer online sales within Ireland. We saw high demand for our merchandise and crisps at our pop up shops; this coupled with the growth of online shopping made it inevitable for us to enter this arena.

“Mr. Tayto is very excited to offer this service and we hope to expand our offerings and shipping areas in the future.”

Gilles Ferrandez, Commercial Director Parcels, An Post said “What a great present to receive in the mail this Christmas! We’ll make sure these precious Tayto gifts reach loved ones near and far safely.

“It’s best to get ordering early and to leave plenty of time for posting Tayto onwards to family and friends, in good time for Christmas.”

We'll never be short of a crisp sandwich ever again. 

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Whether you're nursing a hangover, feeling a little bit peckish, or let's face it, just don't feel like cooking, there are few better comfort foods than a lovingly prepared Tayto sandwich.

Having earned its status as the unofficial national dish of Ireland, it's a recipe that's been passed down through generations, and quite frankly, we're damn proud of it.

Well, prepare your crisp-loving selves, because Deliveroo have teamed up with Tayto for an exclusive offer we've all been waiting for.

Over the next three weeks (August 14 – 31), Doughboys, the gourmet sandwich shop in the heart of Dublin's city centre, will be offering customers a range of three mouth-watering Tayto sandwiches, available to order exclusively through Deliveroo.

That's right, crisp sandwiches straight to your door.

The three sandwiches have been expertly designed by Doughboys owner, Joey Somer, who has selected a number of locally sourced ingredients including Arun's fresh artisan breads, a selection of slow cooked meats, pickles, cheeses and mustards.

Oh, and it wouldn't be a real Tayto sandwich if it wasn't smothered in lashings of Dairygold butter, now would it?

The three Tayto sandwiches exclusively available to order via Deliveroo are;

The ‘Tayto Cubano' for the dedicated sandwich worshipper (€8.50): Packed full of Irish ham and slow cooked Mojo roasted pork, mayo, Swiss cheese, caramelised onions, pickles and slathered in hot sweet mustard, topped off with layers of Tayto cheese and onion crisps.

The ‘Deluxe Ham n’ Cheese Tayto Toastie’ indulge in the ultimate comfort food (€6.00): Slowed cooked ham and sweet cheddar cheese, chilli tomato jam, topped off with crunchy cheese and onion Tayto crisps, sandwiched between two freshly baked slices of multigrain sourdough bread, even Mr Tayto himself couldn’t resist. 

The ‘Classic Tayto Sambo’ just got dialled up a notch! (€4.50): Tayto’s finest cheese and onion crisps, lathered in lashings of Dairgold butter, sitting between two fluffy slices of artisan white bread creating a mouth watering magic combo.

Liam Keenan, General Manager of Deliveroo Ireland says: "Tayto has been Ireland’s No.1 crisp brand for over 60 years, and we’re thrilled to be able to join forces and create such a unique sandwich menu."

"We’ve all made our own crisp sandwiches at some point in our lives, myself included. Now the pros over at Doughboys have spent weeks painstakingly creating the perfect range of Tayto crisp sandwiches so you don’t have to! We hope our customers will take advantage of this unique offering while it lasts."

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 2017.

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So, comedy fans down under flocked to the Sydney Opera House last night to see our very own Dara O'Briain kick of his Australian tour.

And if Twitter is anything to go by, the Irish in the audience were delighted by the addition of one particular item to the concession stand.

The iconic venue clearly did their homework and treated Irish punters to a little taste of home by selling our beloved Tayto crisps for the occasion.

Dara, who was only delighted to be performing at such a prestigious venue, took to Twitter after the gig to confirm that he did not request the crisps were sold, however he added that it was a nice touch.

He is set to perform again tonight and we can only hope that after the success of last night the venue will up their game.

Spice bag, anyone?

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Mr Tayto has been in our lives since we were kids.

Going to school, a cheeky pack of crisps was always thrown into your lunch box and now as adults, a Tayto sandwich is practically our saviour on hangover days.

But, one man has taken his love for the crisps further by getting a tattoo of the giant potato.

Yep, if you don't know already, Mr Tayto has a Facebook page, and the picture below was sent in on Sunday night.

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However, Mr Tayto himself wasn't convinced the tattoo was the real deal.

Writing on his FB page, he said: "I have just been sent this!!! I need to know… IS THIS REAL?? A Tayto Tattoo."

Many were delighted with the amusing ink, and even think the tattooed man needs a reward.

"If it is, they need free entry to Tayto Park for life, just show the tattoo for entry," wrote one fan.

Ah, what a world we live in.

 

Do you have a gas tattoo? Or did your mate get inked without thinking about the consequences? We'd love to hear from you! Send us in your story here and be in with the chance of winning €250!

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First, there was the controversial arrival of Tayto Cheese & Onion chocolate; we've tasted the bars (not to mention the Easter eggs) and they are, ahem, a definite conversation-starter. 

A strange concoction of sweet, salt, and cheese, yesterday SHEmazing! seemingly spotted on social media the latest incarnation of the fried-potato-chocolate-twist genre.

Step forward the Maltayto: that distinctive malt-crumb crispy centre covered in Tayto Cheese & Onion chocolate, surely?

Upon closer inspection, however, we realised it was only the messers over at Waterford Whispers News.

Still, the concept is an entirely solid one – and we reckon it would be mega-popular for Christmas.

What do you think?

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Tens of thousands of Irish fans are currently in the French capital in advance of the team's opening Euro 2016 game.

And joining them this evening is none other than Mr Tayto himself.

The oversized potato-man furthermore made sure he was suitably decked out for the sporting event – which sees the Republic of Ireland squad take on Sweden. 

Wearing a green, white, and orange curly wig he proudly sported a green jersey and scarf while getting to know some of in situ fans.

Closer to home, the same Mr Tayto can currently be found across Tayto Cheese & Onion 150g sharing bag and Tayto multipacks.

COYBIG!

 

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We didn't quite know what to make of Tayto Park when it first opened its doors back in 2010, but it's since grown to be a pretty exciting attraction.

What started as a small Tayto-themed adventure park in Ashbourne, Co Meath has grown into an expansive theme park housing Europe's largest wooden rollercoaster, The Cú Chullainn, a massive 30m high construction, which had its 'maiden voyage' last summer.

Now Tayto Park is back for 2016 – it re-opens this Friday March 18 – and it has a whole host of new attractions that have us thinking we're going to need to find an excuse to get out to Ashbourne very soon indeed. Though we may need to kidnap our nieces and nephews for the day first,

First up is the park's new Ferris Wheel, plus a "vintage style" carousel and the Rockin' Tug; a boat ride allowing you to "experience the motions of being in the deep blue sea from the very different surroundings of Ashbourne, Co. Meath." Nice.

That's in addition to Tayto Park's current Adventure Zone which features a climbing wall, zip-lining area, the eye-wateringly high Sky Walk bridge, and the stomach-churning rotator and air race rides.

The park's animatronic Dinosaurs Alive experience is also expanding to include Ice Valley, including life-size Ice Age mammals like mammoths, cave bears, saber-toothed cats and giant Irish deer.

If you're heading to Tayto Park on Easter Sunday, kids can sign up for the annual Easter Scavenger Hunt, and Mr. Tayto will be making his usual appearances each day.

More information on opening times and ticket prices can be found on the Tayto Park website here.

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If you've got a brother, sister, BFF or boyfriend living in some far-flung land, then you'll want to read on.

The folks over at Tayto have put together the most Irish prize package of all time – the chance to fly your loved one home for March 17.

Yep, Tayto will provide return flights for one person from anywhere in the world back to Dublin for the St Patrick's Day celebrations. The lucky scamp will also receive two VIP tickets to the St Patrick's Day festival, to really allow them to celebrate in style.

And if you're not lucky enough to have your bestie flown home, you can still surprise them with a taste of all things Irish in honour of the big day, as Tayto will be sending a box of their famous crisps to 100 runners-up anywhere across the globe.

Rather than launch some random new flavour (Guinness and beef, anyone?) to kick off the competition, Tayto have instead rebranded their classic Cheese and Onion packaging into an uber-Irish version. Behold, Cáise agus Oiniúin:

To enter, all you need to do is purchase a bag of the tricolour-themed crisps and follow the instructions on the packet.

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