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The Late Late Show Competition

This week on The Late Late Show we have another great competition for you at home. The prize marks the 19th Irish Travel Trade Awards, set to take place on January 27th. This year sees the introduction of a new award for Ireland's Favourite Travel Agent. Between volcanic ash, snow and strikes it was a tough year for travellers so, if you had a positive experience in the midst of all that, now's your chance to say thanks by nominating your favourite travel agent on There's also a great holiday competition for online voters, so do check it out!

To celebrate all of that, you and a friend could be jetting off to exotic Thailand for a luxurious week-long holiday taking in Chiang Mai and the island paradise of Phuket. You'll enjoy 3 nights at the luxury Furama Hotel in Chiang Mai (take a peek at what awaits on followed by 4 nights of pure indulgence at the 5-star villa-style Vijitt Resort in Phuket (take a look on To top it all off, in a bid to entirely banish the January blues, there's €10,000 cash to spend or save as you please!

For your chance to win the holiday and the cash, answer this:

Earlier today, Roy Keane was sacked as manager of Ipswich Town FC, but which Irish county is he originally from?




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

ROI: 1515 71 71 81

NI: 0901 293 0050

text LATE followed by your answer and name to 57111 (ROI and NI).

This competition will close at 11.25pm on Friday, 7th January 2011. 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 Late Late Show and Ryan Tubridy on 07/01/11. If requested, you must reconfirm the correct answer to the competition question live on-air during the phone call on 07/01/11 in order to win the prize. If you fail to take/answer the call or are deemed by RTÉ to have answered the question incorrectly, you forfeit your opportunity to win. Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated terms and conditions as listed below.

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Each entry costs €1 (incl VAT) or £1.

Calls from mobiles normally cost more.

Call Service Provider: Phonovation. Tel: 0818 217 100.

Text Service Provider: Xiam Interactive. Tel: 01 4832010.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition window as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

U18s travelling as a guest of the winner will only be permitted to travel with a parent or legal guardian.

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

Holiday must be completed before 23/12/11, no extensions permitted. If the holiday is not completed by 23/12/11, it will be deemed to have been forfeited. No changes will be permitted once tickets are booked and issued. All elements are subject to advanced booking and availability, may exclude some peak dates, not all date ranges can be catered for.

Holiday prize for 1 winner plus 1 guest includes return economy-class flights from Dublin to Thailand (airline(s) and airport(s) as specified by Promoter), domestic flights in Thailand (routes, airline(s) and airport(s) as specified by Promoter), 3 nights accommodation at the 4-star Furama Hotel in Chiang Mai (based on 2 sharing, B&B, standard room, Promoter reserves the right to substitute alternative hotel of equal star rating), 4 nights accommodation at the Vijitt Resort Phuket (based on 2 sharing, B&B, standard room, Promoter reserves the right to substitute alternative hotel of equal star rating), plus a €10,000 cash prize.

€10,000 cash prize will be paid by euro cheque, issued to the winner.

Winner and guest must hold valid travel insurance for the holiday duration and the Promoter may require winner and guest to show evidence of valid travel insurance prior to travel.

Winner and guest must hold valid passports and are solely responsible for any special visa requirements and medical vaccinations/other recommended medical requirements.

Winner and guest are solely responsible for completing all documentation (electronic or other) required in advance of travel/entry and are solely responsible for paying any associated fees.

Winner and guest are solely responsible for any duty which must be paid on goods purchased abroad upon their return to Ireland.

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

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

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

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

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, Xiam Interactive, Belgrave Group Limited/Irish Travel Trade Awards organisers, Tourism Authority of Thailand, TwoHigs Worldwide Holidays, 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 Late Late Show viewer competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions apply.

€20,011 COMPETITION WINNER 24.12.10:

Congratulations to Patrick Clune from Ennis, Co. Clare who has won €20,011


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