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Bumper Competition – We Have 5 Different Luxurious Overnight Getaways to Win

*** Competition Closed ***


Carmel Smith – Sheen Falls Lodge

Karen Heavey – The Heritage

Victor Barry – Barberstown Castle

Linda Murphy – The Lodge at Ashford

Joe Neiland – The Conrad

What could be better than a night away to look forward to in the new year? This festive season, we have teamed up with some of Ireland’s top 5 and 4 star hotels and resorts to offer our readers a chance to win one of 5 luxurious overnight getaways. We will select 5 winners in January 2023 and each will win an overnight stay chosen at random. The luxury resorts taking part are detailed below and also how to enter.

Sheen Falls Lodge – Kerry

Prize 1: A 5 Star overnight stay at Sheen Falls Lodge with breakfast and dinner included.

Indulge in world class five star hospitality at Sheen Falls Lodge. Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, this Relais & Chateaux hotel is renowned for its 2AA Rosette restaurant and luxurious rooms, suites and villas in the most magnificent of settings. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, outside the town of Kenmare, Co Kerry, Sheen Falls Lodge is one of the finest resorts in the country and a stay here is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Make the most of your stay and spoil yourself with a treatment at the Easanna Spa. Visit the spa for a therapeutic massage or pamper yourself with a beauty treatment. Guests can wash away their troubles with a relaxing dip in the jacuzzi and indoor heated pool, or allow the sauna and steam room to work their restorative magic.

You can also try your hand at some of the many activities available at Sheen Falls. Take in the beauty of the 300-acre estate with clay pigeon shooting or falconry, and explore this gorgeous part of the country with a hike in the nearby Gleninchaquin Park before returning to the resort for an incredible dinner for two.

Visit to find out more about this amazing venue.

The Lodge At Ashford Castle – Mayo

Prize 2: Win an overnight stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle with dinner at Wilde’s

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is offering one lucky reader the chance to win an overnight stay for two, with breakfast included. This fabulous prize also includes dinner at Wilde’s, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant which offers diners fuss-free, beautifully prepared dishes made from estate-grown, foraged, and local ingredients.

The restaurant recently launched a brand new wine list of over 100 labels which exclusively features green, sustainably produced wines from around the world, each of which has been chosen to complement the latest menus at Wilde’s.

Sitting within 350 acres of simply breath-taking grounds, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is steeped in history. A cosy and welcoming haven, its interior blends old-world charm with modern luxuries. Located just outside the picturesque village of Cong, in the heart of Mayo, this delightful 4-star countryside hotel is the ideal retreat after the busy festive period. Visit for more information.

Barberstown Castle – Kildare

Prize 3: Win a night in Barberstown Castle with dinner in The Garden Bar & breakfast for two people.

Barberstown Castle is one of the most luxurious and relaxing locations in the country with stunning scenery, beautifully landscaped gardens, roaring log fires and antique furniture and art throughout.

With the comforts of a 13th century Blue Book house hotel and one of Ireland’s oldest inhabited properties, Barberstown Castle is situated just 30 minutes from Dublin City. Sitting on 20 acres of Kildare Countryside, the castle is removed from the hustle and bustle of street or city noise and boasts a luxury, tranquillity and old-world splendour that is rarely found nowadays.

The nearby Kildare Village Outlet is packed with over 100 luxury outlet boutiques with discounts of up to 60%. When not shopping (or admiring your purchases) you can while away hours in the hotel’s relaxing Garden Bar or wandering through the 20-acre Barberstown Castle Estate.

Visit to check out the estate.

The Heritage – Laois

Prize 4: An overnight stay in The Heritage in Laois with dinner in Blakes’ restaurant

Gift a memory this Christmas with a gift voucher from The Heritage in Laois – whether it’s a spa day for Mum, Afternoon Tea for a friend or a fabulous overnight stay for your other half (provided they bring you too of course), The Heritage have something to suit everyone on your Christmas list.

And because you’ve been good all year, we have a Christmas gift voucher from The Heritage to give to a lucky reader for a one night stay with a guest, with breakfast and dinner on one evening.

The Heritage is a beautiful resort, set in the heart of the countryside in the pretty village of Killenard in County Laois, just over an hour’s drive from Dublin. The Heritage is the perfect base for cosying up by the fire and enjoying a sparkling afternoon tea for two or sipping on a festive cocktail at the bar. Treat your tastebuds at Blakes Restaurant or simply escape the routine of everyday life and take time out for some pampering in the award-winning spa.

Give the gift of luxury this Christmas – choose a Christmas Gift Voucher from The Heritage. For more information on Christmas Gift Vouchers at The Heritage visit

The Conrad – Dublin

Prize 5: Overnight stay with Dinner at Anna Haugh at The Conrad

Dublin’s rich literary heritage blends with modern design in five star The Conrad hotel overlooking The National Concert Hall. The wandering paths of St. Stephen’s Green are moments away and The Conrad is the perfect luxury base for exploring the city.

Anna Haugh at Conrad Dublin offers warm sincere service paired with elegant modern dining. The menu is built around the finest Irish produce and features some traditional recipes reimagined, lighter and more elegant. The restaurant celebrates and showcases the best of Irish produce and suppliers; offering honest, refined, and uncomplicated dishes that evoke memories and tell the story of Ireland.

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Terms and Conditions below.

– Closing date for entries is January 9th 2023 & 5 winners will be contacted directly with their randomly selected prize venue. Please note that each venue will have separate terms and conditions in claiming their prize and they will be detailed to the winner upon claiming their prize.
– Upon submitting their entry the entrant acknowledges that their details will be used for Marketing with TheTaste / JFG Digital and the competition suppliers.
Entrant must be over 18 years of age and a resident of an EU country.
– Entry to the competition is free. No purchase is necessary. No monetary substitution is available in lieu of the prize.
– The promoter is excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner arising from their acceptance of the prize
– By entering this competition you are agreeing that any submissions made become the property of TheTaste
– The promoter reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and availability may alter.  *** Prizes are subject to availability and change.
– These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and subject to the jurisdiction of the Irish Courts
– Employees or agents of the TheTaste, any associated group companies, prize sponsor and or agencies associated with this competition and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Any such entries will be invalid. No cash or other alternatives will be offered. No other expenses are included as part of the prize package.

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