Win tickets to Ballymaloe Festival of Food and a five-star stay at the Fota Island Resort

Fota Island Resort has teamed up with Ballymaloe Festival of Food to give one lucky Food and Drink Club subscriber the chance to win a fabulous two night stay in the five-star hotel with breakfast each morning, weekend tickets for two to Ballymaloe Festival of Food, plus a private transfer to the festival.

Taking place from Friday, May 17th to Sunday, May 19th, Ballymaloe Festival of Food is a new three-day food festival that will celebrate 60 years of Ballymaloe. The inaugural Ballymaloe Festival of Food will be three days jam-packed with cooking demos, pop-up dinners, talks, walks, producers’, craft exhibitors and activities celebrating the journey of good food from the soil and sea to your plate with chefs from around Ireland and the UK joining for a fantastic weekend of exploration and pleasure.

When it comes to your stay, experience the great facilities onsite at Fota Island Resort, including many walking trails, an indoor swimming pool, the world class Fota Island Spa, the exclusive Cove Restaurant, enjoy tee time on the golf course and discover all that the surrounding area of east Cork has to offer including Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park, Fota House & Gardens, Midleton Distillery and Ballycotton.

If you’re not lucky enough to win on this occasion, visit for more information about the festival and book a summer stay at Fota Island Resort by visiting or calling 021 488 3700.

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 12/04/2024 to midnight on 28/04/2024 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 two night stay in Fota Island Resort with breakfast each morning, weekend tickets for two to Ballymaloe Festival of Food, plus a private transfer to the festival. 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 can only be used on Friday, May 17th to Sunday, May 19th,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 by Thursday, May 16th, 2024. 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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