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WIN: A luxury Wicklow getaway to brighten up Blue Monday - and a new MINI for the drive

Forget the January blues with a two-night hotel and spa break, all thanks to MINI.

The spectacular Lough Tay, a must-see on any Wicklow road trip.
The spectacular Lough Tay, a must-see on any Wicklow road trip.
Image: Shutterstock/Arndale

IF YOU’RE FEELING a little inexplicably glum right now, you’re not alone. Today marks the third Monday in January, dubbed by many as Blue Monday, or the most depressing day of the year.

Christmas is well and truly over, the mornings are dark as ever, and the January payday is still miles off. Hardly a cause for celebration, right?

With all that in mind, we’ve teamed up with MINI to offer one reader of the ultimate cheer-up prize: a luxury two-night getaway to Wicklow’s BrookLodge & Macreddin Village – plus the loan of a MINI to get you there in style.

You’ll stay for two nights amongst the glorious Wicklow countryside, with breakfast on both mornings, dinner in The Strawberry Tree (Ireland’s first certified organic restaurant) and full use of the spa’s thermal suites.

finedata_A0227946_RET_F39_V2 Get to glorious Wicklow in style, behind the wheel of a brand new 181 MINI. Source: MINI Ireland

For your chance to win, show your true colours by telling us in the poll below which colour MINI you’d drive to Wicklow. Then, email us on with your name and contact details, putting ‘MINI Road Trip’ in the subject line – and you can spread the word by sharing this article on Facebook.

Which colour MINI would you like best for your Wicklow road trip?

Poll Results:

Electric Blue (1400)
Pure Burgundy (1098)
Chilli Red (782)
Volcanic Orange (596)

Forget January blues and welcome a world of colour with MINI Countryman, Clubman and Hatch. Find great value offers across MINI’s 181 range here.

Terms and conditions: You must be over 25 and hold a full clean driver’s licence to win. Prize is two nights B&B plus dinner for two people. Non-transferable. Booking subject to hotel availability. Full Journal Media terms and conditions can be found here.

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