With just four days to go before our Christmas Lunch, this Thursday 15th December, with a great turn out expected, the events committee are delighted to unveil this year’s auction prizes. As usual some fantastic items have been very generously donated to us for our silent and main auctions as well as raffle items and we want to say a huge thank you to each company and individual who donated them.
Below you can see the list of items that will be included in the silent auction for you to peruse. If you’ve not attending and would still like to place a bid, please contact Paula at email@example.com she will make arrangements for you to do so.
For those of you joining us in person on Thursday, you can take a sneak peak at the main auction items and get excited about what you’re going to bid on, all in honour of a great charity. These are listed after the silent auctions items below.
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Item 1: 4-ball at Castle Golf Club.
Planned by renowned course designer Harry Colt, this 18-hole parkland course is a rolling one, with firm fairways ruled by trees.
Item 2: 4-ball at The K Club, Palmer North Course, including dinner in Palmer Restaurant.
The K Club offers a unique golfing experience, comprising not one, but two parkland golf courses designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, whose iconic courses are world-renowned.
Item 3: 1 night bed and breakfast for two in Hyde Hotel, Galway.
Formerly The Forster Court Hotel, Hyde Hotel is situated in the centre of Galway City, just steps from the famous Eyre Square and minutes from Shop Street with the bustling bars & cafés of Quay street.
Item 4: 2 night bed and breakfast for two in The Connacht Hotel, Galway.
A popular Galway hotel, offering a range of hotel rooms, suites and self-catering apartments in Galway with complimentary access to our Leisure Centre.
Item 5: 2 night midweek stay for two in The Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Killarney, including breakfast each morning.
The Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa is a luxury five star hotel with a spectacular location overlooking the spectacular world famous Lakes of Killarney and the magnificent MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range. Staying at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa doesn’t just mean panoramic views from the windows, step outside and you’ll be stepping into a place steeped in ancient history.
Item 6: 2 night stay for two in Hotel Isaacs, Cork, including breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening with a bottle of wine in their award winning Greens Restaurant along with cocktails in Cask Bar and the new Latin-American Paladar Bar.
Located in the heart of Cork City’s Victorian quarter, this lovely hotel is situated less than 10 minutes’ walk from Kent Train Station, the Central Bus Station, and Patrick’s Street. For three years in a row their restaurant, Greenes, has won Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Munster and their Cocktail Bar, Cask, has won Best Cocktail Experience in Ireland.
Item 7: Two tickets to The Lord’s Taverners 2023 Christmas Lunch in London. (Flights NOT included)
A great opportunity to attend The Lord’s Taverners London Christmas lunch in 2023. Date and location is yet to be confirmed but this great event normally takes place the first Monday in December.
Item 8: All-Ireland Hurling Final tickets.
Two tickets to the All-Ireland Hurling Final 2023.
Item 9: All-Ireland Football Final tickets.
Two tickets to the All-Ireland Football Final 2023.
Item 10: John Deere Motorised Groundforce Tractor and Trailer Toy.
Do the farm work in style with this beautifully crafted John Deere Ground Force electric toy tractor. The spacious trailer is perfect for carrying any load as is easy to attach and detach.
Item 11: €200 Platinum Travel Voucher.
This voucher can be redeemed against any travel package that includes flights and accommodation.
Item 12: Signed framed Shane Lowry Shirt.
An opportunity to own a shirt signed by Irish and British Open Champion, Shane Lowry. Shirt will be framed for the successful bidder.
Item 13: Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer & Silicone Case Bundle.
Print straight from your smartphone using this special edition Instax mini Link Photo Printer and its very own super customisable app. You can effortlessly print in-game action screenshots on credit card-sized Instax mini film. Simply connect wirelessly from your Nintendo Switch to your smartphone and close the gap between virtual and reality.
Item 14: Three limited edition Willow reprints of Wisden.
1942 (No. 166 of 500)
1944 (No. 159 of 500)
1945 (No. 169 of 500)
MAIN AUCTION ITEMS
All-Inclusive Luxury Uniworld Boutique River Cruise
Enjoy a fabulous 7 night Delightful Danube River Cruise for two people in a lavishly appointed classic river view stateroom, onboard S.S. Beatrice, one of Uniworld’s Super Ships. Package includes 7 nights’ accommodation on an all inclusive basis, including premium branded drinks, excursions, gratuities and port taxes. Choose any date to travel in 2023, except September and October, subject to availability. (Flights not included).
With thanks to Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Six Nations Overnight with match tickets – Ireland v England
Spend one night for two, (Saturday, 18th February 2023), in The InterContinental Hotel, Ballsbridge including breakfast plus two Premium match tickets for the game taking place in the Aviva Stadium that day.
With thanks to The InterContinental Hotel and Tom Grace
Coaching session with Ed Joyce and Gaby Lewis
A fantastic opportunity for a young player or players to not only meet two Irish Cricket Great Ed Joyce and Gaby Lewis, Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month, but also learn from the best during a coaching session with them. What a great Christmas present for parents and grandparents to purchase today!
With thanks to Ed Joyce and Gaby Lewis
Tector Menswear Voucher
A family run menswear business in the Swan Centre Rathmines, Dublin. Father & Son, Brian & Richard Tector have over 50 years experience between them in the menswear industry and will be sure to help you look your best. Choose from Gant, Higo Boss, Barbour, Magee, Bugatti, Meyer clothing, Barker Shoes or Digel Suit or Jacket to the value if €500.
They stock an exclusive range of smart casual wear from top brands such as Hugo Boss, GANT, Meyer, Barbour, Bugatti and many more. We also have a large selection of jackets, blazers and suits available in store. We offer great wedding packages to suit every budget. Get in touch to find out more.
With thanks to Brian Tector
Two Debenture Tickets for Wimbledon Ladies Semi Final, Thursday 13th July 2023
Wimbledon attracts a worldwide audience of millions but only a small number are privileged enough to actually get there. Today you have the opportunity to purchase two Debenture tickets for one of the most exciting days of the tournament. Not only will you have excellent seats but you will also have access to the Debenture Holders’ Lounges where there are an array of stylish restaurants and bars.
With thanks to Ray Tilson
Cliff Escape Package at The Cliff House Hotel, Waterford
Regarded as one of the finest small luxury hotels in Ireland, Cliff House Hotel is a 5-star 39 room Irish seaside boutique hotel. The building seems to defy gravity, clinging to a cliff on the south side of Ardmore Bay. This privately owned hotel also features an intimate Irish destination spa as well as a one Michelin-star restaurant. Voucher includes a two night stay for two in a Deluxe sea-view room including breakfast each morning and an eight course tasting menu on one of the evenings, valued at €1,300.
With thanks to Peter Lacy
Lunch for two in Roly’s Bistro with Paul Howard, the award-winning author of the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly books and the hilarious Christmas best-seller The Rodfather with Roddy Collins
This auction item also includes having your name used as the name of a character in the next Ross O’ Carroll-Kelly novel.
With thanks to Paul Howard and Roly’s Bistro
Tickets for the Heineken Cup final and the EPCR Challenge Cup Final 19th and 20th May 2023
The Heineken Cup final and the EPCR Challenge Cup final will be both held in Dublin on the weekend of 19th / 20th May 2023. This auction item includes two tickets for each final plus a two night stay for two in a Deluxe room in the Clontarf Castle Hotel with breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening of your choice.
With thanks to the EPCR and Clontarf Castle
MCC Rover Tickets for England Men v Ireland Men Test Match at Lord’s Cricket Ground, Second day, Friday 2nd June 2023. (Flights NOT included)
Two reserved seats in the MCC Members Friends’ Tavern Stand Concourse.
With thanks to the Tom Rodwell