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WIN! A vintage train trip around Ireland – worth £3,000

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Prize Details

We’ve teamed up with Steam Dreams to offer you and a companion a seven-night holiday in Ireland, touring some of the country’s most scenic corners.


The Prize

– Return transfers from London (or Crewe) by train and ferry

– Seven nights in hotels on a bed and breakfast basis: two in Dublin, two in Killarney, three in Galway

– Transfers to and from the train on travel days

– Complimentary tea and coffee on board the train


For 20 years, the Steam Dreams Rail Co has specialised in day-trips and longer holidays around the UK by steam-hauled locomotives, and for one week a year the company also offers passengers a chance to explore the Emerald Isle in vintage fashion. You’ll step aboard in Dublin (after a train and ferry trip from London or the railway hub of Crewe) and thanks to the No 85 Merlin locomotive will soon be steaming through the Kildare countryside on your way to Killarney in the rugged southwest.


On the next day and most of the others, you’ll have a choice of how to spend your time in each location, including some optional shorter excursions by steam train, trips by coach to highlights away from the tracks, or days at leisure to discover cities on foot. As well as Killarney, with its own national park, you’ll stay in the buzzing coastal city of Galway, and stop in Limerick where you’ll find an amazingly preserved 800-year-old castle. Other experiences you may pick include gazing from atop the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way, or trying out the many fine pubs and seafood eateries in the heritage town of Westport.


How to Enter

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, fill in your details in the space to the right. Competition closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 7th July 2019. Terms & conditions apply – click here

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