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Chips are down Tayto Park to change name as snack giant's sponsorship ends in December

From January 2023 there will be a new name and identity for the award-winning theme park.

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Tayto Park

Tayto Park

Tayto Park

Tayto Park will cease to exist in just a few months’ time as the attraction is set to change its name and end the snack food brand’s sponsorship.

Tayto Snacks and Tayto Park today announced that the title sponsorship for the Meath theme park will come to an end on December 31.

From January 2023 there will be a new name and identity for the award-winning theme park.

It marks the end of a decade-long partnership which has seen images of Mr Tayto etched into the memories of those who visited the attraction near Ashbourne.

The founder of Tayto Park Raymond Coyle said it was time to rename the park to "better reflect the exciting rides, attractions and zoo that are coming over the next few years."

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Tayto Park owner Raymond Coyle. Picture: Arthur Carron

Tayto Park owner Raymond Coyle. Picture: Arthur Carron

Tayto Park owner Raymond Coyle. Picture: Arthur Carron

Mr Coyle said: “I am delighted to have aligned with one of the most iconic Irish brands, so successfully, for over a decade. Our partnership with Tayto Snacks has helped to create one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions in little over 12 years.

"We have decided that in order to expand and meet our ambitious targets for the park, now is the opportune time to rename the park to better reflect the exciting rides, attractions and zoo that are coming over the next few years.

“We now look forward to a new and exciting chapter for the park, with many new developments planned, including an investment of €30m over the next two years.

"On behalf of myself and my team I would like to thank the management of Tayto Snacks for its belief in our vision. It has been a very special partnership and we look forward to the year ahead and indeed continuing our journey and close relationship with Tayto Snacks’.”

John O’Connor, Managing Director of Tayto Snacks, said: “We are immensely proud of our title sponsorship of Tayto Park over the last decade which has supported the creation of one of Ireland’s most successful tourist attractions welcoming more than five million visitors since it was established in 2010.

“Our sponsorship of the park during that time has helped us to further enhance the emotional connection Tayto has with Irish consumers by reinforcing the brand’s values around family and community in addition to continuing to foster the great affection they hold for Ireland’s most popular crisps and snacks brand since its creation over 65 years ago.

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“We extend our sincere thanks to the management and staff at the park for a very successful partnership over this past decade and look forward to further collaboration with them as we pursue new initiatives to support the ambitious plans we have in store for the Tayto brand in its next phase of growth.”

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