Win Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival prize with a stay at Castlemartyr Resort and a Kildare Village gift card

The Irish Times has teamed with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival for this year’s festival and they are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a spectacular prize including opera tickets to Verdi’s Macbeth on Sunday, June 2nd, an overnight stay in a suite at Castlemartyr Resort Cork, and a Kildare Village gift card valued at €250.

The flagship opera G.F. Handel - Giulio Cesare will grace the grounds of Lismore Castle, Waterford and feature the Irish Baroque Orchestra under the baton of Nicolas McGegan, directed by Tom Creed.

Explore formal opera dining and gourmet picnics with Eunice Power and Eamon & Ró, experience recitals at historic homes, venues, and free open-air events. Highlights include concerts at Dromore Yard: Clara Haskil Piano Competition Concert featuring Finghin Collins, Magdalene Ho, and Marc Coppey, operatic concert starring Serenad Uyar, Leonardo Galeazzi, John Porter, Dearbhla Collins, and Antonio Vivaldi Concert with the Irish Baroque Orchestra led by Nicholas McGegan, with Sarah Brady and Iestyn Morris.

Call the BVOF Box Office +353 (0)87 4079250 or visit

Enter for a chance to win tickets to Giulio Cesare, in the enchanting grounds of Lismore Castle, Waterford, with champagne and complimentary programme on arrival. Secure a luxurious getaway at the five-star Castlemartyr Resort in Cork: Enjoy a suite stay for two, complete with breakfast and a gourmet dinner at the Canopy Restaurant. Indulge in a €250 Shopping Spree at Kildare Village, Ireland’s premier luxury outlet with over 100 designer boutiques. Experience unmatched savings, five-star service, and exquisite dining for a unique retail adventure.

This competition is now closed.

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 08/03/2024 to midnight on 24/03/2024 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 a pair of opera tickets to Verdi’s Macbeth on Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 with one glass of champagne per person on arrival, complimentary programme, an overnight stay for two guests in a suite at Castlemartyr Resort Cork, with breakfast the following morning, and dinner for two in the Canopy Restaurant (Voucher is not valid for redemption over bank holiday weekends and from the 24th December to the 1st January each year), and a Kildare Village Gift Card valued at €250. There will be one winner. 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 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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