Thursday 17 October 2019

Seven Wonders of Ireland: Nominate to win a €500 Blue Book voucher!

What are the Seven Wonders of Ireland? Enter your suggestions, and you could win a super short break...

What are the Seven Wonders of Ireland? Enter now on independent.ie/Irelands7Wonders
What are the Seven Wonders of Ireland? Enter now on independent.ie/Irelands7Wonders
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Pól ÓConghaile

If you could name the Seven Wonders of Ireland, what would they be?

Well, now's your chance. Today, we're asking you to do just that… nominate here, and you could win a €500 Blue Book voucher into the bargain.

What's the story?

As you'll know from our travel pages, I believe Ireland is one of the most beautiful and immersive countries on the planet. From blow-your-mind landscapes and built heritage to thrilling design, culture, food and drink, there's no shortage of wonders on this island. But what if we were to narrow them down to seven?

What if we created the ultimate Irish bucket list?

The ancient Seven Wonders were the original travel guide, ranging from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In recent times, we've seen new Seven Wonders lists take things up a notch, highlighting everything from cities and amazing industry to Machu Picchu, Petra and the Taj Mahal.

Now, we want to find Ireland's Seven Wonders, as you see them in 2019.

What might this list include? Yes, we expect to get lots of suggestions for cliffs, castles and ancient monuments. But let's go beyond the usual suspects, too.

Why not nominate a new building? A stunning walk or waterborne adventure? An iconic festival or event, or a smaller - but no less mighty experience - like a pint in a particular pub, a food or travel adventure that you believe reflects the spirit of 21st-century Ireland?

This isn't a definitive list to carve in stone or fire into space. It's a snapshot of what you think makes an Irish wonder in 2019. It's about creating a buzz, a conversation.

Best of all, everyone who enters a suggestion goes into a draw for a €500 Blue Book voucher (see below)... so get voting now!

How do I enter?

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The Seven Wonders of Ireland: What will you choose?
 

Simple. Go to independent.ie/Irelands7Wonders.

Enter one suggestion, together with a brief explanation as to why, and your registration details. Entries close at midnight on Sunday, June 23, and all entrants go into a draw for a €500 Blue Book voucher (see opposite).

What can I nominate?

Anything! Nominations are open for any natural or manmade wonder, or iconic experience, in both the Republic and Northern Ireland.

When will I see the results?

After entries close on June 23, an editorial panel led by Travel Editor, Pól Ó Conghaile, will adjudicate on your top suggestions. Ireland's Seven Wonders will be revealed in Weekend Magazine and on Independent.ie on July 20. Perfect timing to plan your summer days out.

Can I vote for my own area or business?

Cheeky... but yes. This is a chance not just to get your Irish wonder on the map, but to ask your family, friends and guests to tell the world. Just bear in mind that multiple nominations from the same IP address will be noted by judges.

Where can I find out more?

Full T&Cs are on independent.ie/Irelands7Wonders

Win a €500 voucher!

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Castle Durrow, Co Laois: A member of Ireland's Blue Book

The Irish Independent is delighted to team up with Ireland's Blue Book to offer one lucky winner an Ireland's Blue Book Gift Voucher worth €500.

Ireland's Blue Book is a romantic collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland.

With a choice of elegant Georgian Manors, Stately Castles, Historic Hotels, Luxury Boutique Hotels and Designer Lodges. Gift Vouchers can be used at all hotels/restaurants in the current 2019 edition of Ireland's Blue Book.

Prize T&Cs

✦ Reservations should be made directly with the property of your choice.

✦ No cash in lieu of voucher.

✦ If voucher is part used, the property will write the remaining balance on and return it to you.

✦ Blue Book houses, hotels and restaurants will accept expired vouchers.

✦ Full T&Cs at independent.ie/Irelands7Wonders

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