Emerald Park in Curragha reopens for 2023 this Saturday March 25th.

The theme park and zoo has two new junior rides as well as some new arrivals to the zoo including one of the world’s most endangered species of big cat.

The Junior Zone, for children aged 3+, has expanded to include with two brand new rides, Balloon Chase and Crazy Bus.

The zoo has welcomed a number of animals over recent months. Including energetic squirrel monkeys and striking arrivals, Bira, an “Endangered” Amur tiger and Freya, a “Critically Endangered” Amur leopard.

The two stunning sub-species of big cats have come to the zoo as part of the prestigious European wildlife conservation management programme, the “EEP”. The zookeeping team are delighted to say the new additions have settled in well and got straight into the swing of things at Emerald Park!

Charles Coyle, General Manager of Emerald Park will cut the green ribbon on Saturday to officially open the park with help from Clare and Shane McHugh from Maynooth, Co. Kildare, with their children Ellie (6), Ben (4) and Tom (2). Ben receives in-home nursing care from the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, which is the chosen charity of Emerald Park for 2023.

All of the Park’s favourites including Cú Chulainn, Dino Dash and World of Raptors will be ready for guests young and old on March 25th on what is set to be the most exciting reopening weekend yet for the beloved theme park. Our food outlets are back, including a real guest favourite  – the Twisted Chip! We are also delighted to announce the brand-new addition of not one but two Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops! Enjoy your favourite ice cream the way it was originally intended. Both new Ben and Jerry’s scoop shops will coincide with the introduction of Ireland’s best known & much-loved ice cream brands to Emerald Park as part of our new sponsorship with Unilever Ice Cream for 2023.

Viking Voyage will not re-open this weekend due to ongoing upgrades on the ride.