Win a romantic stay at Ballymaloe House Hotel in East Cork.

The Irish Times has teamed up with Ballymaloe House Hotel to offer one lucky winner a romantic getaway to Ballymaloe House Hotel. This prize includes an overnight stay in a newly developed suite, a bottle of bubbly, breakfast, and a seasonal five-course dinner, created with farm-to-fork principles.

Ballymaloe House Hotel is a luxurious Irish country house hotel in East Cork. A family-owned, retreat with a long-standing sustainable farm-to-fork experience, nestled within 300 acres of farmland. This historic family home has evolved into a luxury country house hotel by maintaining the charm and character of the original house, combined with contemporary comforts. The relaxing pace surrounded by vibrant countryside and authentic Irish hospitality creates a genuine respite from a busy urban life.

The house includes 32 bedrooms, all individually designed, and seven dining rooms including the original Yeats Room. Menus are created with farm-to-fork principles, using seasonal produce from the walled garden, the farm, and various local producers, creating a culinary delight concluding with Dessert Trolley.

Your stay at Ballymaloe House begins with a slice of seasonal cake and freshly brewed tea or coffee, served in the Drawing room, in front of an open fire. The guests can enjoy various seasonal activities, strolls along the woodland paths, and a visit to the walled garden or the farm – a pair of wellingtons and a map are provided to help you explore. Daily guided tours allow you to learn about the history of Ballymaloe, the importance of biodiversity and the efforts we make to preserve it or take a visit to the historic wine cellar.

Ballymaloe House Hotel was established in 1964 by Myrtle and Ivan Allen and built on a philosophy of farm-to-fork principles. The use of the farm produce, and choosing the finest, freshest ingredients resulted in consistent culinary excellence. These together with her unwavering commitment to sustainability, are still the core values at Ballymaloe House Hotel today.

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Terms & Conditions

1. The promotion is open to residents of Ireland aged 18 years or over except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

2. A valid entry consists of a correct answer entered in the form above, accompanied by the entrant’s name, email address and a phone number.

3. No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete, illegible, or corrupted entries will be accepted. No entries not in accordance with the entry instructions will be accepted.

4. The Promotion will run from 09/01/2024 to midnight on 25/02/2024 inclusive.

5. All entries must be received by the Promoter by no later than midnight on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

6. Promotion limited to one entry per person. No entrant will win more than one prize.

7. By submitting an entry to the Promoter, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

8. Responsibility will not be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries will become the property of the Promoter.

9. The prize is an overnight stay for two people at Ballymaloe House Hotel, in a newly developed suite, five-course dinner, breakfast, and a bottle of bubbly in the room upon arrival. There will be one winner.

10. All prizes will be subject to any additional terms and conditions of the supplier of the prize to the Promoter. This prize is subject to availability, valid until 31/05/2024, alternative room types can be offered and cannot be refunded or redeemed for cash.

11. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or consequential damage of any nature in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise caused by the acceptance of the terms and conditions or in connection with the prize.

12. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.

13. The winners will be notified by email. The winner must claim the prize within 30 days of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the Promotion rules.

14. The promoters’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

15. The winners’ details (name and county) will be made available on The Irish Times website.

16. The winner may be required to participate in unpaid publicity arising from this promotion.

17. The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in and as set out in these terms and conditions.

18. Prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

19. These terms and conditions shall be governed by Irish law and the Courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

20. Promoter and Data Controller: The Irish Times DAC, The Irish Times Building, P.O. Box 74, 24 - 28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.

21. The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend the Promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.

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