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Drumroll please: Here are the winners of birthday competitions

Well done, you lucky lot.

AS YOU MIGHT have noticed, turned five years old this month – and we wanted to mark it in style.

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Readers have always been at the centre of everything we do here, so we thought it was only fair to give something more back as part of our birthday shenanigans. So for the month of October, we’re giving away a prize every single day.

The prizes range from hotel breaks to vouchers to a family trip to Lapland and we’ve been receiving literally thousands of entries every day, so massive congrats to the winners, whose names you can see below.

This is our way of saying thanks to you all. When the site went live in October 2010, there were just six of us in a tiny room. Now we’re one of the biggest news websites in Ireland with a staff of almost 60 (and growing!). Here’s to the next five years (and the five after that, and the five after that, and the five after that…).

So without further ado, here are a list of all the winners so far:

  • 1 October Family trip to Lapland: Seamus Kelly, Mayo
  • 2 October Life Style Sports voucher for €250 (number 1): Marie Tipper, Kildare
  • 3 October  A stay at Parknasilla Resort and Spa: Hazel Burton, Dublin
  • 4 October A stay in Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare: Noel Duffy, Meath
  • 5 October A VIP tour of Teelings Whiskey Distillery: Niall Cranny, Louth
  • 6 October A stay at Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort: Aoife Carr, Kildare
  • 7 October A stay at Hayfield Manor: Edward Phelan, Kilkenny
  • 8 October Dinner at James Street South restaurant and a stay in Belfast: Daryl Simpson, Dublin
  • 9 October Life Style Sports voucher for €250 (number 2): Tony O’Connell, Tipperary
  • 10 October A spa break at Ballygarry House Hotel: Niamh Neville, Dublin
  • 11 October Dinner for 12 from Bombay Pantry: Eileen O’Donnell, Clare
  • 12 October Dinner at L’Gueleton and a stay at Kellys Hotel: Sean McIntyre, Cavan 
  • 13 October A stay at Inchydoney Lodge and Spa: Laura Twomey, Dublin 
  • 14 October His and her Ted Baker watches from Timemark: Kevin Keane, Tipperary 
  • 15 October A stay in Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa: Hugh Carberry, Dublin
  • 16 October A spa break at The Brehon Hotel: Fiona Tierney, Dublin
  • 17 October A night at the Premium Club at 3 Arena: Donal Cahill, Wicklow
  • 18 October A pair of Doc Martens from (3 prizes): Siobhan Kilbane, Wicklow/Caitriona Doyle, Wexford/Kevin Larkin, Cavan
  • 19 October A golf break at Castlemartyr Resort: John Noone, Galway
  • 20 October A voucher for Just Eat (5 prizes): Jean-Michel Poinbeouf, Galway/Gus Aherne, Limerick/Martin Devitt, Dublin/Etaoin Knight, Dublin/Louise Shanley, Dublin
  • 21 October A stay at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney: Lorcan Mulvin, Meath
  • 22 October A two-night break in a Dream Ireland Holiday Home: Eimear Furlong, Dublin
  • 23 October An all-access family pass to Tayto Park (3 prizes): Deirdre Dargan, Laois/Dan Pardy, Cork/Shona Mullins, Cork
  • 24 October A stay at Maryborough Hotel and Spa: Niall Desmond, Dublin
  • 25 October A stay at The Lodge at Ashford Castle: Sylvie Kenneally, Cork
  • 26 October A Samsung Galaxy S6 phone from Tesco Mobile: Naomi Daly, Westmeath 
  • 27 October A stay at Castleknock Hotel and Country Club: Sean Brennan, Belfast
  • 28 October A stay at Dromoland Castle: Cora Flynn
  • 29 October A stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone: Gareth O’Connell, Dublin
  • 30 October A trip to Alton Towers from Midland Travel: Ruth Derwin, Dublin
  • 31 October A 7 night cruise in Dubai from Sunway Travel/Royal Caribbean: Derek Niland, Galway



This list will be updated throughout October with the latest winners 

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