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COMPETITION: Win a relaxing overnight stay in Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa for two

The prize includesa delicious dinner in Sika restaurant, breakfast and a 50 minute spa treatment for each guest in the award-winning ESPA.

SUMMER IS UPON us, the solstice has been and gone, and what have you to show for it? Well?

Whatever the answer, you’re probably in need of a break. Sometimes it’s hard to justify heading off for a night or two of indulgent pampering. Luckily for you, we’re masters at justification so here are seven reasons why you deserve a break this summer.

Like you needed an excuse…

1. The summer hasn’t really taken off at all

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June has been distinctly October-like so far, and it’s not looking to get much better this month according to the weather forecasts. So, to help you power through to summer a mini-break is necessary. Doctor’s orders.

2. There’s no bank holiday till August

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You are definitely entitled to take a little holiday before it rolls around. For your sanity.

3. You get two weekends in one week

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And who could argue with that? You do you.

4. It can be your good deed for the year

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Whether it’s your significant other or your mammy, if you bring someone with you on your trip you know you’ve scored up brownie points for the year – if not till the end of time. Win win.

5. You’ll get a little exercise in… sort of

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It might only be heading from the restaurant to the spa and and then dropping up to your room for a nap, but hey – all movement counts as exercise. And if anyone tells you otherwise… well, you’ll be asleep, so you won’t know.

6. You’ll sleep like a baby

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Especially if you leave the babies at home. But whether you have children or not, there’s nothing as quiet and dark as a hotel room. The only problem will be trying to get up in time for breakfast in the morning – but isn’t that what room service is for?

7. You just deserve it

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You know it. We know it. You don’t need a reason. Go on – treat yo’self.

Here’s a chance to win an overnight stay for two at Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa with dinner, breakfast and a 50 minute ESPA treatment for each guest. Good luck.

And even if you don’t win this great competition, you can head over to Powerscourt Hotel Resort and Spa to book your summer Grown Up Getaway.  The package includes a luxurious overnight stay for two people, with breakfast and dinner in Sika restaurant, plus 20% off ESPA treatments from €155 per person sharing.  The offer is available midweek only until 31st August 2016, subject to availability.

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