The Irish Times competition winners

July 2015

Tanya Flanagan won a three course dinner for four people accompanied by a selection of wines and champagne on arrival in Suesey Street, Dublin

Aisling Woulfe and Maurice Regan each won 2 premium tickets to the Ireland v Scotland rugby match in the Aviva Stadium on 15th August in association with Dove Men+Care

Joanne O'Hara and Anne Marie Kavanagh each won a €200 Elverys Voucher inclusive of a pair of FootBalance 100% Custom Insoles

Niall Keely and Seamus Connolly won a spot on the RaboDirect Tour De Picnic for themselves plus one guest, including 2 three-day Electric Picnic tickets each

Helen Kinsella won two night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Room in InterContinental Dublin & a full Irish Breakfast for two people in Seasons Restaurant with a three course evening meal and a bottle of wine in The Reading Room

Mary Lynes won a pair of tickets to Celtic Dialogues and a pair of tickets to Bach’s German Organ Mass at Kilkenny Arts Festival and accommodation for two including bed and breakfast in Lyrath Estate

Sandra Power won a pair of tickets to the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, 1 night bed and breakfast for two people sharing in The Gibson Hotel and Dinner for 2 in Coda Eatery at The Gibson Hotel

Elaine Carr won two tickets to The Shadow of a Gunman in The Abbey Theatre, a one night stay with breakfast in The Croke Park Hotel and dinner in 101 Talbot

June 2015

Anna Rourke won a night out with 5 friends at Brasserie Sixty6

Sarah Gilmore won a place in Running Coach Mary's Run+Cook event on July 17th

Martin Waddell won a pair of tickets to see 5 talks at the Hay Festival Kells and tickets for the Boyne Festive Feast on Saturday the 27th of June

Ann Fallon won a luxury break for two at the Marker Hotel, Dublin

Derek Nagle won a 2 night stay in Sandymount Hotel

Mary-Teresa Donlon won the ultimate girls' night out in Dublin, worth €650 in association with

May 2015

Carmel Brennan won a €500 voucher for Basecamp Outdoor and Travel store

John Ennis won membership for the Connemara Championship Golf Links

Derry Walsh won a meet and greet with Sonia O'Sullivan and entry for the Sonia 5k

Anna McHugh won an iPad mini and a voucher for

Colin Corcoran won tickets to Famished Castle and a stay at the Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Club

April 2015

Cathal O'Donnell won tickets to the O'Briens wine fair and a stay in the Wineport Lodge

Art O'Leary won tickets to see John O'Connor in the National Concert Hall

Aoife Lucey won a trip to Croatia with Croatia Tours

Joanna McAuliffe won a break at the Castleknock Hotel

March 2015

Kim Ryall won two tickets to see Shen Yun Performing Arts in the Convention Centre

Ciara O'Mahony won tickets to the Rathmines Rathgar Muscial Society production of The Gondoliers in the Citron restaurant in the Fitzwilliam Hotel

Joe Brennan won a home paving and walling voucher worth €1,000 courtesy of Kilsaran

Kevin Byrne won Premier membership for The Curragh

February 2015

Ciara Gilbert won a Renault test drive weekend

Catriona Tierney won a Mazda test drive weekend

Damien Lane won tickets to Leinster v Treviso and an overnight stay at the Conrad hotel courtesy of Wolf Blass

January 2015

Michael Kearney won an overnight stay at the Knightsbrook Golf Resort from

Tom Kavanagh won a two night stay at The Ice House Hotel in Mayo with Laya Healthcare

December 2014
Joe Heron, Gillian Quinlan, Mary Hennigan and John Sheehy won away trips to see Leinster and Munster play courtesy of Bank of Ireland.

Seán Ó h-Éigeartaigh won two evenings at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre with overnight stay courtesy of

Rowena Hayes won a golfing day for four at Killeen Castle

Noel Doherty won a Druids Glen Resort gift card

Eoin Quaid won an evening of cocktails and canapés at Café En Seine

Julianne Whooley won a years supply of ice cream from Haagen- Dasz

Patricia Lewis Allison won a Sunway Holiday voucher

Maura McCarthy won a trip to the Ice House Hotel

Paul Craig won a weekend stay at The Heritage Resort

Shane Brehony won an overnight stay for four at the Osprey Hotel and Spa courtesy of Giles J Kennedy and Co. Solicitors.

Marian Quinn won a golf trip to the Lough Erne Resort

Niamh McCabe won a weekend trip to Westport Coast Lodge and a visit to Winter Wonderland at Westport house

Ron Skelly won Gift Cheques for Hastings Hotel

MB O'Loughlin won a hamper from Terroirs

Anne Drumgoole won a trip to the Wineport Lodge

Aoife Mulcahy won an in-home colour consultancy with Farrow and Ball

David Lowe won a Friends Membership for the National Concert Hall

Seamus Meade won Leinster rugby tickets and a stay at the Sandymount Hotel

Fiona Lanigan won a book token with National Book Tokens Ireland

November 2014

Martina Doyle won tickets to the French Film Festival with the IFI

Emma Stewart won a gift card for Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa

Shane McManamon, Maurice Angland and Gerard O Gorman won a Christmas collection of wines from The National Off-Licence Association of Ireland

James Hammond won a designer kitchen from Bauknecht

Colm Kelly won a two night trip to the K Club with O'Briens Wines

Cian O'Toole won a five course tasting menu for 4 at ely restaurant

Katie Dowling won a 12 night European cruise with Cunard and

Edwin Kenny won a family trip to Fota Island Resort with Elf on a Shelf

Kate Gillman won a Trafalgar Sofa from DFS

October 2014

Patricia Jackson won a trip to the Galway Comedy Festival

Jonathan Griffin won a two night city break in the new-look Jurys Inn.  

Joe Keena won a year’s full membership for 2015 at Delgany Golf Club.   

September 2014

Jonathan Griffin won a two night city break in the new-look Jurys Inn.  

Joe Keena won a year’s full membership for 2015 at Delgany Golf Club.   

Ger Herr fantastic two-night stay the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross, Co.Wexford thanks to New Ross Piano Festival

Bernie Walsh won a
€500 Arnotts gift card.

Mary Cuskelly won a fantastic overnight stay in the Sligo Park Hotel thanks to
Sligo Live.

August 2014

Vivienne Murtagh won a €200 voucher for

Patricia Allen
won a €500 Irish Landmark voucher to be used in any one of their 25 beautiful buildings that are located all over Ireland.

Rachael Morrison won two tickets to Electric Picnic.

Fiona Keane won a voucher to the value of €500 which can be redeemed against a Sunway Lapland Holiday.

Aoife Ryan won a 3 course dinner for 2 with prosecco on arrival Brasserie Sixty6 and a bottle of house wine.

To celebrate the release of The Grand Seduction, Aoife O'Rourke won a two-night countryside retreat at the breathtaking 5* Powerscourt Hotel & Spa. 

Owen Sweeney won a fantastic prize of a two night B&B break for two people, inlcuding dinner on one evening, in one of the 27 luxurious Manor House Hotels.

Rita Mulligan won 2 tickets to the Dublin Theatre Festival's opening show, Hamlet, followed by a luxurious stay at Dublin’s finest hotel, The Westbury.

Eamonn Clarke won tickets to the Wexford Opera Festival festival and a two night stay at the luxurious Ferrycarrig Hotel.

July 2014

Niamh Farrelly
won two tickets to the opening day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, a champagne lunch for two, plus an overnight stay with breakfast at the Bewley's Hotel, Ballsbridge.

Meave Davison
won a luxury 2 night stay for 4 people at Screebe House and Spa in Connemara to include award winning breakfast, lunch and dinner on an evening plus spa treatments.

Ciara Killela won Al Fresco lunch for herself and ten guests at Brasserie Le Pont, Dublin’s most stylish French Brasserie.

June 2014

Breda O' Halloran
won two tickets to Shakespeare’s Globe production of ‘Much Ado about Nothing’, plus Bed & Breakfast at the 4* Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.

Padraig Flanagan won a two night break at one of Dublin's favourite boutique hotels, Sandymount Hotel, to celebrate the launch of their new website. The prize included breakfast and dinner on one evening in the recently renamed Line Out Bar.

George Whyte and his guest won the chance to attend the Red Bull Cliff Diving event on Inis Mór on June 29th including travel to and from the island as well as an overnight stay in the Luxury 4 Star Connemara Coast Hotel.

Dervla Kenny won a luxury break at the Legenderry Maritime Festival, which included two nights’ Bed and Breakfast on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June for two adults and two children at the four star Beech Hill Country House Hotel.

Kieran Martin won two Race Day VIP passes to the Rock’n’Roll Dublin Half Marathon. As well as complimentary race entry, the prize included VIP catered breakfast and lunch, access to the special event viewing area and more.

Niall Hayes won a 2 night stay at the 4* McWilliam Park Hotel with a full Irish breakfast each morning plus dinner on an evening of your choice at John Gray's restaurant.

Arlene Palmer won a VIP Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Experience to remember at The Curragh Racecourse, including two premier level seats for Irish Derby Day on Sat 28th June with lunch and a stay in Killashee House Hotel and Villa Spa to enjoy breakfast, dinner and spa treatments.

May 2014

Richard MacAllister from Dublin won the KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival prize, which included a pair of season tickets to the stunning chamber music festival, which took place from the 10th -15th June.

Madeline Farrell from Antrim won our Electrolux in association with Taste of Dublin competition, which included a CombiSteam Oven, induction hob and fridge freezer from the stunning Electrolux Inspiration Range. 

Trudy Ahern from Dublin 8 won membership to Powerscourt Gardens, Waterfall and River Walk for a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children. The prize also included 10% discount in Powerscourt Garden Pavilion.

JP Croke
from Wicklow won a fabulous prize of a sports bike worth €2,000 from

Christina Duffy from Mayo won a Running Holiday at the Cliffs of Moher Retreat worth €320.

Rosanne Hannon
from Dublin 16 won two pairs from the FitFlop Summer collection and two pairs from the Autumn/Winter collection. The competition was run in line with the FitFlop campaign to support young adults with mental health issues.  

Kirstin O' Neill won two premium tickets to Lyric Opera’s production of TOSCA at the National Concert Hall, with pre theatre dinner in the 1900 restaurant on Harcourt Street, plus an overnight stay in the 4 star Harrington Hall Hotel on Harcourt Street, with full breakfast the next morning.

April 2014

Mark Fearon from Dublin 18 won 2 nights luxurious bed & breakfast for two at Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, 1 gourmet evening meal for two in the fine dining Oakroom Restaurant including wine plus 2 tickets to the O’Briens Spring Wine Fair.

Paschal Regan was the winner of the Second Captains and KBC competition and won himself a €500 cash prize along with a bunch of Second Captains goodies.

Gerard Browne from Clare won a trip for two with Air Canada Rouge, inluding direct flights from Dublin to Toronto and five nights bed and breakfast accomodation at the luxurious Fairmount Royal York in the hear of the city.

March 2014

Marie O'Neill
from Kilkenny won tickets to the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse including four course silver service lunch with wine at Bobbyjo Bistro, a €100 free bet plus a midweek stay at
Carton House

Paul Nihill
won a pair of tickets to the Jameson Black Barrel Craft Series event in Mabos Warehouse in Dublin, along with overnight accommodation in the Marker Hotel; Jane Bridgeman, Harry Reinhardt, Deirdre MacEvilly and Monica Barry each won a pair of tickets to the Jameson Black Barrel Craft Series event

Pearl Delaney from Kilkenny won a 5* Sunway holiday at Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort in Lanzarote, thanks to Sunway Holidays

Lorna Holcroft won two tickets to the opening night of War Horse, with an overnight stay at the Marker Hotel and pre theatre dinner in The Brasserie

Mary Hanly won a two night 5* spa break at
The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort

Stephen Kelly
won a two night midweek break at the
5* Monart Destination Spa

February 2014

Susie Hennigan
won a two night break at Druids Glen Resort thanks to Renova

Robert Patterson
won an Opening Weekend Ticket Bundle to the
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

January 2014

Amanda Glynn
from Cork won tickets to A Tender Thing and an overnight stay in The Westbury Hotel thanks to Siren Productions

Anna Kerr from Dublin won a VIP package to the Hennessy Gold Cup, an overnight stay in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, and dinner for two at the 'Rock Lobster' restaurant

Margot Broderick won tickets to The Kilfenora Céilí Band with a hotel stay and pre-theatre meal as part of the Tradition Now festival

Sabina Glynn from Galway won an antique Irish silver teapot and stand with thanks to Antique Irish Silver

Paul Staunton won four premium tickets to Ireland v Italy and an Ireland Teamshirt and ball signed by Simon Zebo and Peter O'Mahony all thanks to Dove.