To celebrate First Dates on RTÉ2 we want to send you on a romantic break to the stunning 5-star g Hotel &Spa in Galway.

You and your partner or friend will be treated to 3-nights of luxury staying in the Linda Evangelista Penthouse Suite. You'll also enjoy fine dining in the award-winning AA Rosette Restaurant gigi's and full-body massages in ESPA at the g luxury spa, followed by Afternoon Tea in the Ground Floor Signature Lounges.

To complete your date experience you will have your own courtesy car to take you on a Wild Atlantic Way drive before taking a ferry crossing to the Aran Islands for a full day’s excursion.

That's right, this fantastic First Dates prize includes a 3-night luxury B&B stay in the stunning Penthouse - The Linda Evangelista Suite. Fine dining will be served on one evening in the award-winning AA Rosette Restaurant gigi's, where Head Chef Jason O’Neill delivers creative, sumptuous dishes for all palettes.

A delicious Afternoon Tea will be served in one of the stunning ground Phillip Treacy designed Signature Lounges. On the day of your choice, the g hotel’s courtesy car and the chauffeur of the g’s luxury 5 series BMW will take the winner and guest along a stunning drive of the Wild Atlantic Way to Rossaveal Harbour before boarding Aran Island Ferries for a day excursion to Inis Mór, including a tour of the Island, a visit to the stunning cliffs of Dún Aengus, Lunch at Tí Nan Dooley and a visit to the Aran Islands Goat Cheese Farm for a tasting plate in the afternoon.

That’s all for one lucky winner!

For your chance to win this great prize, just answer the following question:

Name this popular square in Galway?

Times Square

Eyre Square

Albert Square

If you think you know the answer...

text DATE followed by your answer and name to 57117 (ROI only)

Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry.

Each text entry costs €2.00 (incl. VAT)

Competition lines are now open and will close at midday on Friday, 28th February 2020. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included. The winner will be published here on 28/02/2020.

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


Service Provider: Phonovation. Tel: 0818 217 100.

This competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents only.

Each text entry must contain no more than 160 characters including spaces, otherwise you may be charged an additional cost for every subsequent message. The use of emoji/smiley faces may also incur an additional charge and may vary with operators.

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 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).

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. 

Holiday must be completed by 28/02/21, no extensions permitted. If the holiday is not completed by 28/02/21 the holiday and the holiday prize elements will be forfeited. No changes will be permitted once tickets are booked and issued. All elements are subject to advance booking and availability, may exclude some peak dates (such as races, bank holidays, wedding bookings etc.), not all date ranges may be catered for. Holiday must be booked through agent specified by the Promoter.

Holiday prize for 1 winner and 1 guest includes a 3-night stay in the 5-star g Hotel, Galway staying in the Linda Evangelista Suite (based on 2 sharing, room as specified by the Promoter, Promoter reserves the right to substitute alternative hotel of equal star rating for any reason whatsoever), bottle of Prosecco on arrival to the g hotel (strictly over 18’s only, official ID may be required by the Promoter and subject to availability), 1 evening meal for 2 people at the hotel’s Restaurant gigi's (advanced booking may be required, menu as specified by the Promoter, meal to the max value of €40 per person excluding taxes and charges and also excludes beverages), Afternoon Tea for winner and guest at the Signature Lounge (advanced booking may be required, menu as specified by the Promoter, Afternoon Tea to the max value of €30 per person excluding taxes and charges), 1 ESPA Spa treatment for winner and guest (advanced will be required, strictly over 18’s policy, 55 minute treatment is subject to availability, terms and conditions may apply), day trip excursion to Inis Mór, Aran Islands including g Hotel courtesy car transfers, ferry crossing with Aran Island Ferries, Lunch at Tí Nan Dooley and tasting plate experience at Aran Islands Goat Cheese Farm (all subject to availability, Promoter accepts no responsibility should ferry crossing be cancelled for any reason whatsoever, may be subject to advanced booking and availability, terms and conditions apply).

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

Travel insurance is not included.

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

Winner and guest(s) must hold valid appropriate travel insurance (as determined by the Promoter) for the holiday duration and the Promoter may require winner and guest(s) to show evidence of valid appropriate travel insurance prior to travel.

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

Any requested or 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 a prize of equal value if a prize element becomes unavailable for any reason whatsoever.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, EngageHub, The g Hotel 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 winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Any personal data relating to competition entrants will be used in accordance with current Irish data protection legislation and best practice. Please see RTÉ Privacy Policy for further details. Data relating to entrants will be retained by RTÉ for a reasonable period after the competition closes to assist RTÉ to operate competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries.

For the purposes of administration of the competition prize, it is a contractual necessity that RTÉ shares the winning entrant(s) personal data with the competition promotional partners.

Where you have provided RTÉ with your personal data you have a right to be given a copy of your personal data subject to certain exceptions. To exercise your rights in respect of your personal data please see RTÉ’s Data Subject Rights Guide

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.