The Irish brogue, the charming Irishmen,the vibrant green landscape. Mix in the pubs and history of Dublin and the western Irish countryside near Galway, and you have the perfect Ireland getaway. Enter to win this Irish Town & Country vacation at The Merrion and Ashford Castle, two historic properties and a trip of a lifetime.
Win a Town & Country Vacation To Ireland
Add a bit of old-fashioned princess-pampering, and a fair bit of Irish luck, and you have my first visit to Ireland, a town and country vacation with stops in Dublin and then western Ireland just 19 miles from Galway in Cong. I traveled with my girlfriend, and our travel was quick but memorable.
I couldn’t resist sharing with you the chance to win the same Ireland Town & Country adventure. Leading Hotels of the World, The Merrion and Ashford Castle have come together in celebration of the launch of the audio guided Merrion Art Tour, and the magnificent restoration of Ashford Castle to offer you the chance to win a luxurious two night stay for two people in each of these stunning locations private transfer between hotels (one way).
THE ART OF HOSPITALITY AT THE MERRION
Dublin’s most stylish 5-star hotel is celebrating the launch of their audio-guided Merrion Art Tour where our winner will be invited to discover the hotel’s exceptional private collection of 19th and 20th century Irish and European art. These wonderful works of art adorn the walls of this beautifully restored Georgian property located in the heart of Ireland’s vibrant capital.
Aside from the beauty of The Merrion, its location is steps away from everything Dublin. Enjoy the pubs, shopping, history and more within minutes. Hop on an affordable doubledecker bus and learn history from your tour guide, hop-on-and-hop off at your leisure at all the top tourist destisnations, while saving taxi money.
A SPLENDID NEW CHAPTER AT ASHFORD CASTLE
Following a multi-million Dollar restoration, Ashford Castle now offers 21st technology in this 13th century Castle. A 32-seater Private Cinema, Billiards room / cigar terrace, Spa and Private Dining in our Wine Cellar, resulted in Ashford being voted “ Best of the Best Hotel “ by Virtuoso in 2015 . In the West of Ireland, Ashford Castle is a historic 13th Century property. Set in a spectacular 350 acre estate on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib, the winning guests will enjoy Ireland’s famous hospitality on a grand scale and the chance to try a host of activities.
In 1939, the Ashford Castle opened its door as an exclusive hotel garnering a five-star reputation as one of most luxurious resort hotels in the world where high profile celebrities and public figures reveled in its Old World charm. Romantic souls might recall the Oscar-winning 1952 flick, The Quiet Man, featuring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara filmed in the shadow of Ashford Castle and the nearby village of Cong (worth a stop, but a very quiet and small village). In honor of the film, the castle features daily showings of the flick.
HOW TO ENTER
The lucky winner of the Town & Country Competition will enjoy a two night stay in both distinctive locations to include breakfast and private transfer between hotels (one way). To enter all you have to do is fill out the form online detailing who you would bring if you won and why (in 150 words or less). Enter to win your Town & Country vacation to Ireland here.
NOTE: Competition closes on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Winner will be announced on Tuesday September 29.