Irish America Trip to Ireland Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions




  1. Eligibility: Irish America Magazine’s Trip to Ireland Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who sign up at the online sweepstakes page and who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States of America. Employees of Irish America Magazine (the “Sponsor”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.


  1. Agreement to Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Irish America Magazine as final and binding as it relates to the content and interpretation of these Rules.


  1. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about Wednesday, October 11, 2017, and ending at midnight on Saturday, March 31, 2018. All online entries must be received by Saturday, March 31, at 11:59PM EST.


  1. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided on this Sweepstakes site. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Irish America Magazine. You may enter only once per person and you must fill in all of the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.


  1. Prizes: Winners will receive two round-trip Aer Lingus economy tickets to Ireland; a CIE Tours 5 day/4 night Taste of Ireland tour for two at the approximate retail value of $2,500. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. Tickets are valid up to one year with all travel completed by October 31, 2018. Booking dates for airline tickets are subject to availability; blackout dates include June, July & August. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation the costs of transport to a U.S. airport location services by Aer Lingus and any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Irish America Magazine to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.


  1. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


  1. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with within five (5) days following the winner selection. Irish America Magazine shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.


  1. Rights Granted By You:By entering this content you understand that Irish America magazine, anyone acting on behalf of Irish America magazine, or their respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World without limitation, the contents of the winner’s entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.


  1. Terms:Irish America magazine reserves the right, in their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in their sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Irish America magazine may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Irish America magazine. Irish America magazine reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Irish America magazine has the right, in their sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Irish America reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from Irish America (Sponsor) and their Promotional Partners for the Sweepstakes: CIE Tours and Aer Lingus. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the respective newsletters.


  1. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Irish America magazine and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.


  1. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND NEW YORK STATE WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in New York State having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


  1. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Irish America website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.


  1. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Irish America, 875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 201, New York, NY, 10001. Requests must be received no later than July 28, 2017.


  1. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Irish America, 875 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 201, New York, NY, 10001. Promotional Partners for the Sweepstakes are CIE Tours and Aer Lingus.


  1. Air Lingus Terms & Conditions for this Sweepstake:
  • Tickets for this sweepstakes winner are valid up to one year with all travel completed by October 30, 2018
  • Blackout dates include June, July & August.
  • Peak times of travel and holidays may not always be available; all seats are subject to availability and capacity controls.
  • The tickets are non-transferable and have no cash redemption value.
  • The tickets are valid for Economy Class round-trip travel on Aer Lingus from New York(JFK), Newark, Hartford, Boston, Washington(Dulles), Chicago Los Angeles, & San Francisco. Not valid for bookings on partner airlines or codeshare flights.
  • United States government taxes/security/airport fees are the responsibility of the individual prize winner.
  • Excess baggage fees and any additional products or services will be charged the current applicable fees.
  • Once ticketed, any changes made will be charged the current applicable fees.
  • Completed travel form must be submitted to Aer Lingus 60 days prior to departure.


  1. CIE Tours Terms & Conditions for this Sweepstake:
  • This prize is for CIE Tours 5 day/4 nights Taste of Ireland tour, which includes:
  • Sightseeing tour by luxury coach throughout
  • Services of a professional Irish driver/guide
  • Superior First Class hotels with private bath/shower for 4 nights
  • Full Irish breakfast daily except on arrival day
  • Three dinners including
    • Merry Ploughboy Pub Dinner & Traditional Show
    • Medieval Castle Banquet
    • One table d’hote dinner in Killarney
  • One lunch
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry ride across the River Shannon
  • Visits & admission to Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills, Skellig Experiences and Cliffs of Moher
  • Audio headsets & group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage for one suitcase per person

Please note:

  • Land only for two passengers
  • Requests will be confirmed within 90 days of requested departure date
  • Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value
  • Booking is subject to availability and CIE Tours Terms & Conditions