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Tell us what makes Ireland special to you and be in the chance to win a trip of a lifetime for two to the island of Ireland.

For the third year in a row, Tourism Ireland is teaming up with IrishCentral to give our readers the chance to make their Irish dreams come true! Share what fills your heart with Ireland you could be traveling across the Atlantic Ocean to the Emerald Isle for a vacation of a lifetime.

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This incredible prize includes:

  • 2 roundtrip standard economy airline tickets from the winner’s nearest island of Ireland airport gateway in the USA 
  • 7-day trip to Ireland, complete with a suggested itinerary 
  • 7-day automatic car rental, and 6 nights of accommodation

The giveaway competition will run from March 14 -April 14, 2024

Felicia Barmettler was our 2022 giveaway winner and she and her family traveled all around the island of Ireland. Afterward, she reached out to IrishCentral to share her experience.

Felicia Barmettler was our trip to Ireland giveaway winner in 2022!

“We had an absolutely amazing time and I am so very thrilled to have these forever Irish family memories. I will not ever be able to stop talking about it!”, she told IrishCentral.

“The Irish vacation was a highlight of my life and I am so grateful for your giveaway contest. I learned so many things about Ireland and myself. From the moment we boarded the flights and landed on Irish sod to every single moment we were in Ireland, it was magical and surpassed all of my expectations.”

Enter here for your chance to win a trip to the Emerald Isle!

Felicia’s vacation in Ireland covered car rental

Could you tell us about your Irish vacation – what parts of  Ireland did you visit and your most memorable moments?

“We started in Dublin at the airport’s car rental hire and we hit the ground running with excitement! We realized we spread ourselves way too thin with our full itinerary of travel plans, so we slowed it down, which turned out to be just as amazing as trying to hit all of the destinations on the pre-planned list. 

In Dublin, we stayed in the quaint coastal town of Skerries and enjoyed lovely beach walks and we could hear the ocean waves all night from our accommodation.  

Rock of Cashel, Co Tipperary

Memorable moments included the Titanic Belfast Museum in Northern Ireland, a bio-luminescent kayak nighttime excursion in Kerry, an amazing falconry and Afternoon Tea experience at Dromoland Castle in Clare. A historical highlight was a visit to Ross Castle in Killarney, Kerry with our unforgettable tour guide. 

We also visited Innisfallen Island in Kerry which was like stepping through a storybook! The island still has the ruins of the monks’ monastery. The island has such beautiful scenery, nature, history,  folklore, and fresh air in a peaceful, and secluded but walkable location. We had a short boat trip to and from the island, which also provided an opportunity to hear some tales about the island from our boat driver Declan.”

(L) Sandymount Hotel, Dublin (R) Titanic Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Did you have a favorite Irish food experience?

“The traditional Irish stew was so magnificent, and the full Irish breakfast every morning was my favorite to try at each location we stayed, and was always the best start of my day. Potato cakes were one of my favorites, and the fish and chips are always delicious at every stop and the hot daily soups are all wonderful with soda bread!”

If you were to return to Ireland where would you go?

There are so many wonderful options that it’s too difficult to say where but I would probably say Galway. There are loads of activities there and I adore the Connemara region and Gaeltacht areas. I am happy anywhere in Ireland and look forward to returning as soon as we can.”

Abbey monastery ruins on Innisfallen Island, Co Kerry

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