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Win an Eoghan McDermott Oscar Goodie Bag

Win an Eoghan McDermott Oscar Goodie Bag

How to enter: All you have to do is send an email to with your guesses for these Oscar Categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Film, Best Director & Best Sound Editing.

Closing date is 7pm, Friday February 26th and we’ll pick the winner on Monday the 29th.
(One entry per person)

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Now for the goodies… Feast your eyes on these:

Prize Number 1: Overnight in Trinity City Hotel with Brunch


An 2 night stay at the 4-star Trinity City Hotel with brunch and a glass of Prosecco for 2 people..

The hotel is in heart of Dublin City opposite Trinity College and just minutes from Dublin’s best Shopping on Grafton Street…

The new brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday afternoon starting on Valentines Day, and is accompanied by live Jazz piano every Sunday from 1.30pm-4pm. for more details and @Trinity­_City


Prize Number 2: Massage and Facials for 2 at Buff Day Spa in Dublin


The Buff Day Spa will give aFeel Good February’ package to our winner and their Plus One for today’s big Oscar Goody Bag Prize

Both will indulge in a stress busting 30 minute Swedish back massage and a reinvigorating custom Dermalogica spa facial worth €140.

The Buff Day Spa beside the Gaiety Theatre is a tranquil hub located right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre where guests are greeted with warm fluffy robes and slippers on arrival, have unlimited access to the sauna, and tranquility room

And help themselves to herbal teas & fruit platters all day. @TheBuffDaySpa


Prize Number 3: 2 Tickets To The Whiskey Experience in Killarney


Our winner will also get 2 visitor passes to the Irish Whiskey Experience in Killarney where you will see where the product is distilled and view the largest selection of whiskeys in the country – and of course sample a few of them including a 15 year old Celtic Cask!

Prize Number 4: €150 worth of vouchers for Odeon Cinemas nationwide


This is a great prize for all Oscar Watchers – wherever you live. Odeon cinemas are located in 11 areas including…. Blanchardstown, Charlestown, Coolock, Limerick, Naas, Newbridge, Cavan, Point Village, Portlaoise, Stillorgan and Waterford.

They run Bargain Wednesdays – when all standard 2D tickets are at a discounted price of €5
They have a Kids Club – with Special screenings of children’s movie’s every Saturday and Sunday
Join them for Screen Unseen – Exclusive preview screenings with a twist! book in advance (for just €5) and you find out what film you’re going to see when the curtains go up.

Prize Number 5: €350 voucher for Tropical Popical Nail bar


This is the fab nail bar on South William Street owned by sisters Andrea & Michelle Horan. As Listeners to our show will already know – Irish Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan was actually in Tropical Popical getting her nails done, when her agent called her to tell her she got a Golden Globe nomination and they all had a big party to celebrate afterwards.

Prize Number 6: Gold Fever Hair Extensions worth €1,200!


If you ever envied the long, shiny, luscious locks of celebrities like Georgia Penna and Rosanna Davidson –  then you’re gonna love this prize!!

Gold Fever Hair Extensions will transform your hair in one session, when they treat you to a full head of their superior, ethically sourced hair extensions, the very same extensions as all the celebs use courtesy of hairdresser to the stars Ceira Lambert who will put them in herself, in her salon in Shankill, Co Dublin. This is a MASSIVE prize and worth €1,200!

Prize Number 7: A Coppers Gold Card + Overnight Stay


You have a once in a lifetime opportunity to own your own Coppers Gold Card !! This card has magical qualities and will give you, and a friend, free entry to Copper Face Jacks on Harcourt Street any night you want to visit! Not only that, you can rock up like a proper VIP and skip the queue!

And to add to this amazing prize our friends in Coppers will also offer you an overnight in The Jackson Court Hotel on one night (you may need to give them notice though!!)

Prize Number 8: Cocoa Brown Tan Hamper


Cocoa Brown Tan is one of the official gifting partners for The Oscars 2016. They are heading over to LA again this year to tan several of the Oscar nominees/ stars.

So what better way to celebrate than to add a huge Cocoa Brown Hamper into our very own Goody Bag. The hamper is worth over €150 and includes 1-hour Tan Mousse, Golden Goddess Dry Shimmer Body Oil, Instant Tan Bronzing Gel, Double-Sided Pink Velvet Tanning Mitt, Gentle Bronze Gradual Tanning Moisturiser Night and Day Tan Mousse, Lovely Legs Spray and Pink Tanning Mitt.

Prize Number 9: Helicopter Flight in Dublin or Clare, for 2 with Prosecco


Enjoy a helicopter flight over Dublin City or the Cliffs of Moher, and enjoy a glass of Prosecco for two people. Value of €500 !! T&C’s apply, Only fly on certain days and it’s a chartered helicopter flight so you will be sharing your experience with others

Executive Helicopters

Established in 1998, Executive Helicopters specialises in helicopter charters for groups and individuals. The company boasts an AS355 aircraft that is designed for charter travel and can carry five passenger, as well as an EC120 model that can board four passengers. With its capacious luggage compartment, the helicopter can carry four sets of golf equipment and is used for golf tours. The company also offers sightseeing tours, and can cater for a variety of events.

The Fine Print

Validity: Valid 2 ,17, 30 Apr & 14 May 2016 (Dublin only); 3, 16 Apr & 1, 15 May 2016 (Cliffs of moher only). Purchase: Limit 2 per 1 or 2 people. May buy 3 additional as gifts. Restrictions: Booking required by phone on 09 0974976. 48-hour cancellation policy. Valid 10am-5pm. must be 2 or over. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Please advise merchant of any infants attending in advance. Must arrive 30 mins in advance of session. Equipment provided. Must be in good health. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Subject to availability. Valid on option purchased only. 15 minute trip generally four per trip, will be sharing with others.

Dublin City tour – Departs from the Weston Airport and lets clients admire the views of O’Connell Street, Croke Park and the Aviva stadium – Tour dates: 2 ,17, 30 Apr & 14 May 2016 (Dublin only); Cliffs of Moher tour – Departs from the Spanish Point Airfield, guests will fly over the Aran Islands visible in Galway Bay on a clear day, the valleys and the Cliffs of Moher – Tour dates: 3, 16 Apr & 1, 15 May 2016 (Cliffs of moher only). Contact – / +353909749764

Prize Number 10: Variety of treatments at Carter Beauty, Blackrock, Dublin


Carter Beauty in Blackrock, Co Dublin is one of the best beauty salons in South Dublin. It keeps up with international trends and offers lots of innovative beauty treatments. They have given us a voucher for €200 in their salon – you can use this for their HD brows, eyelash tints or eyelash extensions, or get your make-up done for a special occasion or get a make-up lesson with their expert staff..

Details at

Prize Number 11: Drive a Single Seat racing car in Mondello Park Circuit


You are invited to experience the sensation of driving a single seater racing car just inches off the ground. It’s unlike any other driving experience. The Mondello Park Motor Racing Experience is the closest you will ever get to emulate your Formula 1 heroes. After a classroom briefing and training laps in a Saloon Racing Car, you will get to drive a Formula styled Single Seater Racing Car.

Prize Number 12: Photo Package (Value €300) comprising of 2 photoshoots


1 Family Photoshoot (€150)


Photo session of 30 minutes

With 10″x8″ Framed Print

Edmund Ross is a dedicated shutterbug who has captured many moments as a professional photographer since 1963. Edmund’s eye has been cast over a variety of events ranging from weddings to first baby steps. He has also earned his stripes in the world of restoration, working to reverse the bad work of water damage and light-fading on old photographs.


1 Fashion Photoshoot (€150)


Photo session of 40 minutes

With 3 High Resolution Digital Files

Wannabe models can get their portfolio off to a flying start with a fashion photoshoot session. The 40 minutes session features several background and three costume changes. Subjects will be emailed three high resolution printable digital pictures with full retouching.



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