The Irish Times competition winners

January 2013:

- Eamon Sheehy
won the Big Irish Times Christmas Quiz; a weekend for two in Barcelona, including a Torres winery tour.

- Joan O'Gorman won first prize in the Jumbo crossword; a two night stay for two, with dinner, at any Blue Book property.

- Geraldine Adamson won second prize in the Jumbo crossword; one night stay for two, with dinner at Mount Juliet Country Estate..

- Rose Cullen won third prize in the Jumbo crossword; a €100 voucher to use towards a meal or stay at any Blue Book country house or hotel.

- Harriet Duffin won first prize in the Crosaire; a two night stay for two, with dinner, at any Blue Book property.

- Patricia Harrington won second prize in the Corsaire; one night stay for two, with dinner, at Mount Juliet Country Estate.

- Ronnie Weedle won third prize in the Crosaire; a €100 voucher to use towards a meal or stay at any Blue Book country house or hotel.


December 2012:

- Aoife Quinn
and Sean Perry each won a €50 National Book Token gift card.

- Cliona Woodbyrne, Laurie Maher and Simon Byrne each won a smartphone for Christmas from eMobile.

- Mary Walsh won a spa break for two at The Shelbourne Hotel.

- Dympna McKenna, Kate Malone and Paula Lynch each won a complete collection of 'Gold Star Award' wines for Christmas from The National Off-Licence Association of Ireland.


November 2012:

- Evin Conway
won two nights' accommodation for two people at The Lakeside Hotel, including breakfast on both mornings, one dinner and one afternoon tea.

- Brenda Tighe, Majella Jones, Saron Harford and Dorcas Maher each won a €25 National Book Token gift card.

- Monica Nolan won return flights for two to Madrid, a two night stay in a hotel, dinner in a restaurant in Madrid and transportation to and from the airport with Bodegas Faustino.

- Gerard Quinlan won a 3 course dinner for 4 people and a bottle of Prosecco at Brasserie Sixty6.

- Aoife Gaffney, James Clarke, W. Matthews, Aoife Helly, Seamus McGowan, Berenice Moran, Cathal O'Cathain, Mary Duggan, Pat Mulhern and Bertie Lynch each won a signed copy of Katie Taylor's book "My Olympic Dream". 

- Susan McKiernan won a painting valued at €18,995 by Matt Lamb entitled “Blossom Hill” with National Crafts & Design Fair 2012.

October 2012:

- Una Lowry
won a two night stay at Strandhill Lodge and Suites, dinner at the Trá Bán Restaurant, a surf lesson, a Voya Seaweed Bath in the Voya Complex and a round of golf at Strandhill Golf Course.

- Margaret Berkery
won one night's stay at Menlo Park Hotel, a pair of tickets to Foil, Arms and Hog, a pair of tickets to Jason Byrne, Andrew Maxwell, Terry Alderton and Abandoman, and a pair of tickets to Set List, all at the Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival.

- Cathal O Cathain
won €100 National Book Token gift card.

- Patricia Wall
 won a family break  in Wesport with Destination Wesport.

- Winifred Mahon
 won two tickets to the ABSOLUT UNIQUE launch party in The Academy, Dubiln, an overnight stay in The Morrison Hotel and a custom numbered bottle of ABSOLUT UNIQUE.

- Breanndan Casey won a pair of tickets to Dublin Web Summit woth €1,190.

- Murray Aston and Karl Murray won tickets to the Leinster vs. Munster match in the Aviva Stadium.

- Julie Conlon
won dinner for two at Jamie's Italian

- Keith Byrne won a selection of Uriage Skincare products. 


September 2012:

Niki Purcell won a one night stay in Carton House hotel and a one day mandala workshop with Geoff Fitzpatrick.

Deardra Phelan won a pair of tickets for the main evening concert at The New Ross Piano Festival and a two night stay at Brandon House Hotel on B&B basis with dinner on one evening.  

- Mel Deevy won dinner at The Butcher Grill, and a case of Doña Paula Estate Malbec, courtesy of Doña Paula.

- Marianne Fraher won tickets to L’Arlesiana and an overnight stay in The Ferrycarrig Hotel, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera.

Lorraine Timoney won a pair of tickets to the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Final 2012 in Croke Park and an overnight stay in The Merrion Hotel.

- Margaret Coen won two tickets to 'The Talk of The Town' at Project Arts Centre, an overnight stay at The Westbury Hotel and pre-theatre dinner in Café Novo, courtesy of Dublin Theatre Festival .

Orna-Richella Maguire-Goh won a two night stay including breakfast for two people in any one of The Doyle Collection hotels in the UK, Ireland or the USA.

- Alicia O'Connor won an IPad at this year's Higher Options fair in the RDS.


 August 2012:

- Gordon O’Brien won a two night weekend stay at The Beit Residence at Russborough House, for up to 8 people.

Lynn Darby won a two night stay in The Galway Bay Hotel, dinner in the Lobster Pot Restaurant and a cruise on the Corrib Princess.

- Robin Smith won our Olympics competition of flights and a 4 night stay in The Back Bay Hotel in Boston, in association with The Doyle Collection and Aer Lingus.

- Deborah Fenton, Brian Flynn and Bernard Gilnan each won a pair of tickets to Electric Picnic.

- Julie Kingston and Paul Redmond
 won tickets to see The Sound of Music at Cork Opera House.


July 2012:

- Kathy O'Leary won tickets to see Madonna at the Aviva Stadium, courtesy of Smirnoff

- Martina Purcell Moran won a luxury 2 night spa break at Hodson Bay Resort

- Mary McGuigan won an overnight stay in Dublin to see the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship

- Joy Davis won an overnight stay at Manor House Country Hotel and tickets to the opening concert of HAPPY DAYS Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

- Catherine O'Kelly won a family picnic basket from Hampers & Co.


June 2012:

- Robbie O'Donaghue won a 2 night break at Sheraton Athlone Hotel

- Noreen Beechinor won tickets to the Opera Theatre Company’s Orfeo, a pre-opera supper and a two night luxury stay in Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club 

- David Ryan
won a €700 voucher to spend at SOUL Lifestyle furniture store

- Kevin Fagan won tickets to The Coronas at Live at the Marquee, Cork

- James Roche won tickets to the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and a two night stay in the Maritime Hotel

- Stacey Covell won tickets to the Abbey Theatre plus overnight accommodation at the Dylan Hotel in association with Stolichnaya Vodka

- Marion O'Grady won a trip to Belfast with Land of Giants


May 2012:

- Paul Deere
was the winner of the Dublin Dance Festival competition which included performance tickets, dinner in Chapter One and an overnight stay in Dublin

- Ann Keogh won two tickets to see the Blues Brothers with the Jameson Cult Film Club and an overnight stay in Dublin

- John O'Sullivan won dinner for 6 at ely bar & brasserie, Dublin

- Kathleen Byrne won a two night luxury stay in Druids Glen Resort

- Tom Norris won an overnight stay at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa and VIP tickets to The Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair



April 2012:

- Alice McGlinchey 
won the exlusive trip to Belfast to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic

- Jennifer Whelan
won the Communion portrait session with Photogenic Photographers

- Christian Ledwidge-O'Reilly 
won the luxurious dinner for 4 at Shanahan's on the Green with Doña Paula wines

- Lorraine Stewart 
won an overnight stay for two in the Beacon Hotel, Dublin for sigining up to a monthly reminder about The Gloss Magazine

- Mark Daly,
from Co. Cork won an iPad and an annual subscription to The Irish Times ePaper


March 2012:

- James Coogan
won premium tickets to Sir James Galway at the National Concert Hall, an overnight stay for 2 at the Conrad Dublin and dinner at the Terrace Café

- Avril Geaney won a VIP trip to London with the Royal Academy of Arts

- Dervla Teelan won tickets to Swan Lake at The Grand Canal Theatre and an overnight stay in Dublin with Good Food Ireland

- Monica O'Brien was the lucky winner of a 1 week cookery course and shopping voucher from Dublin Cookery School

- Suzanne Farrelly
won a two night stay in the award-winning 4* Hotel Westport


February 2012:

- Mary P Mulcahy
won a two night luxury stay for two at The Lake Hotel, Killarney

- Margaret O'Keeffe was the lucky winner of a two night stay for two at The Savoy Hotel, Limerick

Kate Thornhill from Dublin 14 won the exclusive 5* prize with Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

- Mark Gibbons from Meath and Ann Cunningham from Wexford were the lucky winners of the trip to the Monini Olive Oil farm in Italy

- Geraldine Corrigan won a relaxing overnight stay at Rathmullan House, Donegal

January 2012:

- Cliodhna Martin from Dublin 7 won a two night luxury stay for 2 at The Ice House Hotel, Ballina

- Jim Fennell from Wicklow won a European city break for 2 in our Christmas Quiz

- Johnny McNamara won a Club Mixers cocktail evening for 8 people in SABA restaurant

- Noreen O’Dwyer was the lucky winner of a 5-course meal for 10 cooked by celebrated chef Andrew Rudd

- Lisa Murphy won a luxury hotel break at Knockranny House for signing up for a monthly reminder about The Gloss Magazine

- Grace Mullins from Westmeath won dinner for 4 at ely gastro pub and tickets to see Dirty Dancing at Grand Canal Theatre

- Patrick McCarthy
won a luxury hotel break at Newforge House with thanks to Ireland's Blue Book


December 2011:

- Antoinette English, Evelyn Griffith, Sandra O'Hare and Máire O'Hagan each won a new phone from eMobile

- Daragh Mulvagh won a collection of award-winning wines for Christmas from The National Off-Licence Association of Ireland

- Kevin Donnellan won a two night stay at the Clarion Hotel Sligo

- Patrick O'Leary and Rosemary Cassin each won a Bose ® Home Cinema System worth €1,499

- Phemie Rose won a €500 voucher to spend on a range of gifts at GiftsDirect.com

- Patrick McCarthy
won a luxury hotel break at Newforge House with thanks to Ireland's Blue Book



November 2011:

Colin Minnis won a golfing package for four at The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort

- Scarlett Taylor won a luxury hotel break at Osprey Hotel & Spa for signing up for a monthly reminder about The Gloss Magazine

- Susan Rubesamen won a two night 'hide away' for two at Wineport Lodge

- Sinead Windle won a New Year’s Eve package at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway

- Joe Verney win a trip to The Open at Cheltenham

- Lorraine Thompson
won a VIP package to the Toy Show at the RDS