The Irish Store Competitions


The Irish Store Competitions

‘Green Discount’ Campaign Launches on 
WIN an Irish Breakfast Hamper

March 8th, 2012

We are asking fans and newbies to post up photos of themselves wearing their green outfits or accessories in the run up to Paddy’s Day. Each and every one who posts a photo gets a discount on the Irish site, plus the one with the most ‘likes’ will win a St Patrick’s Day Breakfast Hamper (full of goodies to make a traditional Irish fry-up, including rashers, sausages, black pudding, scones and jam plus Barry’s Tea). 

With the emphasis on fun, this Facebook campaign is sure to attract some hilarious images and, for those not willing to join in the fun, remember that the tradition is to pinch someone not wearing green so beware! 

Tips on What to Wear for your Photo:

You can’t go wrong with an all green t-shirt or a green tie if you have to go formal; Dye you own hair, or your pet’s fur green; Wear some green jewellery [link to jewellery on]; Hunt down some green nail varnish and hold your hands up to the camera or even take a pic of yourself drinking a glass of apple juice and wearing a green baseball cap!

How to Enter

All you need to do is enter is:

1. Make sure you have 'liked' us on Facebook - Click Here

2. Post your photo on our facebook wall of you wearing something green (or with your face painted green etc…) 

3. Email us at to receive your discount code (available to use immediately on – making you eligible to receive $15 off any subsequent orders made over $65. 

4. Accepting entries from 8th March – closes Thursday 22nd March 2012 at Midnight.

5. Share funny or clever photos that you see on our wall with others in advance of Saint Patrick’s Day to give friends, family or colleagues some great ideas for the big day!


Every person who posts an eligible photo will receive a code for $15 off any order they subsequently make over $65. The code will be valid for two months only and is non-transferable.


The person who posts a photo that receives the most ‘likes’ will win a St Patrick’s Day Breakfast Hamper full of everything needed for a traditional Irish morning ‘fry-up’ - rashers, sausages, pudding, scones, jam and Barry's Tea.

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Poetry Competition Launches on our Facebook Page - Click Here to Enter
Win a 10-Carat Gold Claddagh Pendant

February 2nd 2012 To celebrate Valentine's Day, we are launching a nationwide poetry competition on our facebook page Click Here.  

Facebook Page

Free to enter, and open to anyone aged 18 or over, the subject is 'love' and the maximum number of lines is 40. Judged by acclaimed Irish poet, Leanne O'Sullivan, the competition is now open for submissions and closes 14th February. For inspiration, start by reading of one of Yeat's poems and think of his unrequited love for Maud Gonne! But we don't even need to reach into the past for creative encouragement - our own recently elected President, Michael D Higgins, champions cultural and literary life in a bid to overcome our challenges. He says, "Our successes, after all, in the eyes of so many in the world have been in our literature, art, drama and song and in how that drama and song have helped us cope with adversity, soothed the very pain which they describe so well, and opened the space for new possibilities." So what better time than now to get pen to paper...or, more aptly, fingertips to keyboard! Visit our Facebook page for more updates!

How to Enter

1. Make sure you have 'liked' us on Facebook
2. Enter your poem on our facebook wall (max 40 lines or two verses)
3. Accepting entries from 23rd January - closes 14th February 2012 at 5:30pm 
4. Share any poems you like that you see on our wall with others!


The winner will receive a 10-Carat Gold Claddagh Pendant – showing a heart, adorned by a crown, held by hands.

Claddagh Ring - 10 Carat Gold - Valentine’s Day Poetry Competition RULES

Entry Details

Competition opens 1st February, with closing date for receipt of entries 14 February 2012 at 5:30pm Maximum of 40 lines per poem (no minimum) The name of author will appear alongside poem and will be shown on the facebook page unless the author changes their privacy settings on Facebook The theme of the poetry competition is ‘love’. Entries must be in English and no obscenities permitted The competition is open to all those aged 18 and over There is no fee to enter No corrections can appear after submission onto facebook Entries must never have been published (either self-published or published), including print, online or broadcast and must be original (ie. Not plagiarised from another source) Entries are unlimited – entrants can enter as many times as they like (but not the same poem each time) The judge’s decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into. Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, however, by entering the competition, grant the right to publish and/or broadcast the poem for 14 months from February 2012.

Prize 1st: A 10 Carat Gold Claddagh Pendant – showing a heart, adorned by a crown, held by hands.

Prize Winner
The winner will be notified and their poem highlighted via our facebook page by Friday 17th February 2012. The winner will be asked to provide a biography and photograph for our FB page and may be asked to attend our Dublin office for a photograph to be taken with the CEO.

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