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Relaunched Northern Ireland water resort makes a splash

Grace McMurrough from Belfast Kayaking Academy tests out Let's Go Hydro, Ireland's largest water sport, activity and accommodation resort
Grace McMurrough from Belfast Kayaking Academy tests out Let's Go Hydro, Ireland's largest water sport, activity and accommodation resort
Pete Boyle (right) with project manager Stephen Cassidy
Ryan McAleer

By Ryan McAleer

A water sports and activity resort has reopened in Carryduff, creating 100 jobs following a £4m investment.

The Let's Go Hydro venture at Knockbracken Reservoir initially opened as a pop-up inflatable water course last summer, backed by local jewellery entrepreneur Pete Boyle.

After attracting more than 50,000 visitors over a four-month period, the Strabane man, who is owner of the Argento retail chain, decided to create a permanent leisure facility that is double the size of the original site.

Additional attractions include a safari lodge, a house boat, floating lake pod and luxury camping pods.

A cafe, updated changing facilities and woodland walks have also been added.

Mr Boyle said: "Let's Go Hydro is a first of its kind in Northern Ireland and we've invested heavily in the site to bring it up to international standards."

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