St. Patrick’s Day competition


Despite the popularity of Irish bars in Amsterdam, St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t really stir the Dutch like Gay Pride does.  Thankfully, we’re not ones to buy into opting out, so to mark the occasion we’re giving away another fabulous prize.


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If you’ve ever dreamt of promenading the exotic shores of Dublin, this could be your best chance to smuggle yourself onto the Emerald Isle.  Here’s what you could win:

Castle Hotel room

Castle Hotel double room

Thanks to the Castle Hotel in Dublin, we’re giving away a 2-night stay in a delicious double room, with a hearty breakfast in the morning.  The hotel is set in an elegant Georgian townhouse that features traditional marble fireplaces and crystal chandeliers.  Staying here, you’ll have easy access to all the delights of Dublin’s City Centre, many of which are within walking distance.  To find out more about that, you can read our post about Dublin off the beaten track.

Dublin Castle

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So, how are you supposed to win this grand prize?

The Irish love to have a yaba daba doo time, and the Gaelic word for this is craic.  We want you to tell us how you intend to have a craic at Dublin.

  1. ‘Like’ us on Facebook
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us how you’ll have a craicing time in Dublin.  You can leave your comment using your Facebook or Twitter account

These special conditions apply:

  • as this is a competition to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll announce the winner on 17th March (St. Patrick’s Day)
  • the voucher for the hotel is valid until 31st December 2012
  • reservations are upon request and are subject to availability
  • the voucher is valid for 2 nights in a double room with breakfast
  • you must be a fan of our Facebook page:
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About Michael

Arrogance, hostility, parsimony, rapacity, impatience; the five humours of the Englishman abroad are my most positive features and also my guide and solace through tribulations. I delight in coffee, cheese, and the music of Ray Charles, and you can catch me trying to form a queue anywhere from Centraal Station to Hoofddorpplein.

12 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day competition

  1. ellie_nora19 says:

    Following in the footsteps of G.B. Shaw, O. Wilde, J. Joyce..
    No, actually I would drink a real Guinness beer in the magic Baile Átha Cliath..maybe at the Temple Bar or Brazen Head! it would be the best :)

  2. Growing up in Boston with my homesick Irish émigré grandmother, I continually promised her that when I was old enough and had money, that I would take her home to see her family. Alas she passed long before that could happen.
    I am now a monologist / storyteller /performer. I will have a craic in the pubs with my relatives, carrying my “nana” with my words in tales of her life and in my heart as I visit her birthplace.

  3. amanda says:

    i should win it cause i luv ireland and its are wedding anniversary and my husbands birthday that day thanks

  4. C Harvey says:

    I have heard a lot of fantastic comments about Ireland but have never got the chance to visit and really wanting to experience how fab it is!

  5. priscila Dantas says:

    It is worthy to leave Latin america and enjoy the amazing Irish weather!

  6. Andrew Porter says:

    I was once in Dublin for an hour en-route to somewhere else so I’ve been but I’ve not really. I have to take some time, leisurely time, to get to know the place. Good luck to all.

  7. Gina Melia says:

    My husband was from Dublin. My Paulie died in the States this past July. I had his ashes sent back to Ireland. I would love to see his grave and see his family once again. I would love to have a pint of Guinness in a tiny Snug by the fire.

  8. Denise Hopkins says:

    My hubby’s favourite tipple is guinness, so we have to go to its hometown of Dublin. It would be a great treat for him as he does such a lot around the house to help as well as going to work.

  9. Budi Irawan says:

    Great for business travel.

  10. Jordan Sangmeister says:

    There are so many reason why I’d love to win 2 nights in Dublin! I’ve crossed paths with several Irish folks in my travels and hear that Dublin really is the craic! My boyfriend is Irish by blood but has never been to visit the motherland. We will do the trip right and enjoy everything that the country has to offer. My favorite color is green and I’ve already straightened out my favorite St.Patricks day dress. Thanks easy to book!

  11. Rosa Ashton says:

    I would Love to go to Dublin! My husband is half Irish and his grandfather was from Dublin. He was a jump jockey/race horse trainer. I would really be honoured to visit his country – I love EVERYTHING irish and just want to learn more about the city – to be immersed in it’s history and culture…….bliss!

  12. Denis Byrne says:

    My grandfather (and namesake) Denis was a volunteer in the Irish Citizen Army during the 1916 Easter uprising (I have inherited his medals and armband). Amazingly, I have recently discovered a whole new set of cousins, uncles and aunties in Dublin who I would dearly love to visit, and one particular great uncle who knew my grandfather directly and would be able to tell so much about him (Denis never met any of his grandchildren as he died of pnumonia in 1941). To be able visit Dublin would allow me to experience this magical city, meet my extended family, follow in the foot steps of my grandfather and “siúl i mo oidhreacht na hÉireann”.