Celebrating a brand new season of RTE's First Dates Ireland, we want to help YOU get ready to kick start your post lock-down love life, with a romantic getaway at The Heritage, in the heart of Co. Laois. 

You'll be treated to 5 nights of luxury with your special someone in a deluxe room with a delicious breakfast each morning. You'll also be treated to dinner in the award-winning Blake's Restaurant on an evening of your choice and dinner in the comfortable surroundings of the Seven Bar on another evening. Then its time for some pampering with full body ESPA massages at their spa, indulgent afternoon tea and lots more. Take a peek at what you can expect on your romantic getaway on www.theheritage.com

And to complete your love-in, there's €1,000 euro spending money... 

For your chance to win answer the following question:

Which of these is a famous recurring line by the character Ross in the iconic TV series Friends?




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, 19th March 2021. 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 once the winner has been contacted and verified on 19/03/2021, subject to delay due to the verification process.

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.

Hotel break is valid until 19/03/2022, no extensions permitted. If the hotel stay is not completed by 19/03/2022 the hotel stay and all prize elements will be deemed to have been forfeited. No changes will be permitted once hotels/reservations/treatments are booked and issued. All elements are subject to advanced booking and availability, may exclude some peak dates, not all date ranges may be catered for. Hotel stay must be booked through agent specified by the Promoter.

The prize winner and his/her guest(s) will be required to adhere to any specific health and safety rules and recommendations in place at local establishment and national levels in order to avail of the prize. Where the prize winner and/or guest(s) do not comply with local establishment and/or national health and safety rules and recommendations, the prize will be deemed to have been forfeited. The Promoter(s) accepts no responsibility for any health and safety issues arising as a result of availing of the prize.  

Prize for one winner is a 5-night stay for 2 at the Heritage hotel, Co Laois (based on double room sharing, room as specified by the Promoter, B&B basis), 2 evenings meals for the winner plus his/her guest during their stay at the hotel (restaurant(s), menu(s) as specified by the Promoter, no cash or alternative, exclude alcohol beverages, Blake's Restaurant evening meal and the Seven Bar evening meal max values as specified by the Promoter, any extras are payable upon departure), a x1 60 minute spa treatment for the winner plus his/her guest (subject to advanced booking and availability ,not all treatments may be catered for, spa treatment(s) as specified by the Promoter, no cash or alternative available), x1 afternoon tea for the winner plus his/her guest (menu(s) as specified by the Promoter, subject to availability, no cash or alternative is available)  and €1,000 spending money.

€1,000 spending money will be sent as a euro cheque made payable to the winner only (allow 28 working days for delivery).

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, The Heritage 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.

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RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions apply.