Competition to Find Ireland's Most Romantic Irish Couple - This Competition is Now Closed

Date: February 2018
Competition to Find Ireland's Most Romantic Irish Couple - This Competition is Now Closed

When You are Old
by William Butler Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

As Valentine's Day fast approaches, Golden Ireland is on a mission to find Ireland's most romantic older couple. We know there are couples out there who have celebrated everything from ruby, to silver and golden, not to mention diamond wedding anniversaries!

So what is the secret of your success? Is it the small thoughtful gestures, the long lasting friendship, the person who makes you laugh, and who is always there for you through thick and thin?

Golden Ireland invites you to share your story, poem, photos etc about why your loved one means the world to you! Selected entries will be posted in The Golden Moment's section of our website. Entries may be nostalgic, humorous, happy or sad - it's up to you!

The winning most romantic couple will win the following prize:

Two night stay in an executive room (or bridal suite, subject to availability - a second honeymoon!) in the four star Rose Hotel, Tralee, Co Kerry. Breakfast each morning & Dinner on both nights in The Park Restaurant.

Closing Date for Entries is 12/02/2018

Please Send Your Entry to

Terms & Conditions:
- Prize is valid for a midweek stay in The Rose Hotel.
- Stories should be no longer than 500 words.
- Any images should be sent by email in jpeg landscape format only.
- Winner will be notified on 14th February.


The Rose Hotel is a four star hotel located in Tralee, within walking distance to the town set against the picturesque backdrop of the Slieve Mish Mountains.

Our Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore Kerry’s Wild Atlantic Way; Within easy access of the hotel you can discover the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, or play golf on the world acclaimed Tralee Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer designed golf course, situated on the rugged Atlantic coast of Ireland’s south west is a unique combination of traditional seaside golf links and the world famous scenery of the Kingdom...

Over 50's Two and Three Night Midweek Packages Available - see our website for more details.

Congratulations to Mrs Frances Harte from Artane, Dublin 5 who was the winner of this competition.

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