Today Competition

Each day this week on Today, Dáithí and Maura have some fantastic romantic escapes for you to win to some spectacular Irish castle destinations.

This afternoon on the show, with thanks to our friends at the award-winning Bunratty Castle Hotel & Luxury Spa, we are going to spread the romance by sending our lucky winner on this spectacular 2 night break. Situated in the Medieval Village of Bunratty, Co Clare, this magnificent location faces the famous 15th Century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

You and your loved one...or a friend will experience a 2-night break with breakfast each morning and dinner on an evening of your choice at the hotel's Fibber McGee's Steakhouse. For more, see

And so you can really impress your significant other, we'll give you €1,000 in spending money too!

For your chance to win this romantic luxury getaway and the cash, answer today's question:

Complete the following line in this popular love poem, 'Violets are...'?




If you know the answer, call or text the competition line:

ROI: 1516 71 71 44

NI: 0904 7266 544

text COMP followed by your answer, name and location to 57117 (ROI and NI).

Each text entry costs €1.50 (incl VAT) or GBP £1.20. Calls from the eir network will cost €1.52 and from a BT landline will cost GBP £1.23. Calls from other networks and from mobiles will cost more. Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

This competition will close at 5.30pm, on 11th February 2016. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included.

If required, you must be available to take a call from the Today team and Dáithí Ó'Sé and/or Maura Derrane on 11/02/16. If requested, the entrant must reconfirm the correct answer to the competition question live on-air during the phone call on 11/02/16 in order to win the prize. If the entrant fails to take/answer the call or is deemed by RTÉ to have answered the question incorrectly, the entrant forfeits his/her opportunity to win.

Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated competition terms and conditions as listed below.


Service Provider: Phonovation. Tel: 0818 217 100.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. Competition may be closed if watching on catch-up services, please check dates and times.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth cert or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill only (issued within 6 months of win).

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative to non-cash prize elements (either in part or whole).

U18s travelling as guest(s) of the winner will only be permitted to travel/attend with their parent or legal guardian.

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter. The individual(s) travelling as a guest of the winner will also be required to sign such documentation if requested by the Promoter in order to be permitted to travel.

Travel must be completed by 11.08.2016, no extensions permitted. If travel is not completed by 11.08.2016, the hotel stay will be deemed to have been forfeited. No changes will be permitted once hotel is booked. Hotel is subject to advanced booking and availability, may exclude some peak dates as specified by the Promoter, not all dates ranges may be catered for.

Prize for 1 winner includes a 2-night stay for 2 in the 4-star Bunratty Castle Hotel & Luxury Spa, Co Clare (room-only, based on 2 sharing, B&B, Promoter reserves the right to substitute alternative accommodation in a hotel of equal star rating for any reason whatsoever) an evening meal for 2 on 1 evening of the stay at the hotel's Fibber McGee's Steakhouse (menu as specified by the Promoter, restrictions may apply, dinner for 2 to the maximum value of €100.00 including all taxes and charges and with details as specified by the Promoter, excludes beverages) and €1,000 spending money.

€1,000 spending money will be paid to winner by euro cheque (allow 28 working days for delivery).

The prize cannot be split, is valid for one travel period only, any prize elements not availed of within the agreed travel dates will be deemed to have been forfeited.

Any costs incurred additional to the prize package elements listed (e.g. telephone charges, meals, room service etc.) will be at the winner's own expense.

Any requested and permitted upgrades or changes to the stated prize will be at the winner's own expense.

Failure to attend for any reason whatsoever on the travel dates advised and booked does not entitle the winner to an alternative prize and the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value (as determined by the Promoter) if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

In the event that a call to a finalist(s) cannot be completed on-air due to technical issues on the part of RTÉ or time restrictions, RTÉ reserves the right to announce the winner(s) on-air on the next programme, in which case the finalist(s) will not be required to take Dáithí and/or Maura's call in order to be deemed the winner(s).

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, Bunratty Castle Hotel & Luxury Spa and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of the competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.