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West Belfast toboggan run opening doors to public later this week

It was hit by construction delays, but Ireland’s first alpine coaster is well worth waiting for, says Chrissie Russell

In the tunnel behind me, I can hear my six-year-old shrieking with delight. In front of me, my three-year-old is inching our gear stick forward in a bid to go faster.

Twenty-five miles an hour doesn’t feel fast when you’re in a car, but hurtling down a mountain in a little yellow toboggan, it definitely does — not that the kids seem to mind.

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