on the 8th day of christmas the bucket list family gave to me..

an irish holiday

with my family


We love Ireland so much it hurts. We had the most delightful experience during our week long visit. We stayed in Dublin at the lovely Merrion Hotel where we explored the city. We then drove across Ireland for an extra special experience at Ashford Castle. I can’t believe we get to share this same experience with one of you!

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The Merrion Hotel occupies one of the finest, most beautifully restored and best located Georgian buildings in Dublin City Center.  Their reputation is rooted in a happy marriage of effortless style and unparalleled service, making them one of the finest 5 star hotels Ireland has to offer.  The location on Dublin’s doorstep means that Trinity College, Stephen’s Green, The National Gallery and Grafton Street are all just a leisurely stroll away.  

The 123 guest rooms and 19 suites are light and airy, decorated in colours selected from a subtle palette inspired by one of Paul Henry’s Irish landscape paintings which hangs in the Front Hall of the Hotel. During the spring and summer months, guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the Garden Terrace, while the Drawing Rooms, with their open log fires,  are perfect for Afternoon Tea at any time of the year. 

ashford castle

Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of our remarkable 800-year-old castle.

Unrivaled service, warm Irish hospitality and five star luxury await at Ashford Castle, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and a member of Leading Hotels of the World.  Situated in a spectacular 350 acre estate, discover sumptuous rooms and suites, splendid interiors brimming with antique furniture, fine fabrics and unique features at every turn. 

From fine dining to a wealth of activities on the doorstep, a stay at Ashford Castle is perfect for romantic breaks, family escapes and elegant private events.

ireland PACKAGE



  • 2 night stay at the Merrion Hotel including daily breakfast

  • One Art Afternoon Tea at the Merrion

  • 2 night stay at Ashford Castle including daily breakfast

  • One Dinner at Ashford Castle

THE FINE PRINT: Valid for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years. Blackout dates may apply. Chosen family will coordinate directly with properties. Flights, other meals not listed, activities and personal expenses not included.


  1. Follow @merrionhotel, @ashfordcastle and @thebucketlistfamily on Instagram

  2. Post a photo on your Instagram demonstrating what is on your Irish Bucket List. Use #IrishBucketList. Make sure you tag @merrionhotel, @ashfordcastle and @thebucketlistfamily. Your account must be public today for us to view it. No emails or direct message entries will be considered.

  3. Go to our last YouTube video and comment your favorite part : https://youtu.be/CtX6mpob8UQ

  4. Fill out this Contact Information Form. You only need to fill this out once for all 12 Days of Christmas

We will be contacting the chosen family on FaceTime/Skype TODAY and will share on stories on @thebucketlistfamily later tonight. So have your phone on! :)

Watch the video from our visit to IRELAND

Official Rules, Terms, Requirements, and Kindness Etiquette 

Here is the fine print for people who like to dive deep into rules and also to keep us, The Bucket List Family and the wonderful individuals and companies we collaborate with perfectly safe from drama and legal issues.

- YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and all other platforms involved are hereby released by each participant in this giveaway. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or any other platform involved.

- No purchase necessary of anything to participate.

- We will begin receiving and reviewing entries on December 14th, 2018 and we will review entries and choose a winner the same day.  Winner will be announced December 17th, 2018 before 12pm HST. The winner needs to communicate with us by email or DM within 2 hours or we may move on to another winner.

- All entrants must be over the age of 18. The giveaway is void in any jurisdiction where it might be prohibited by law. If we can cannot legally give the trip to you in your jurisdiction because of your local laws, we will need to choose someone else. Sorry. Contact your lawmakers and get your laws changed!

- This promotion is not a sweepstakes or lottery. More than even a giveaway, this promotional event is simply a gift from the Gee Family as head honchos of The Bucket List Family, LLC. The Bucket List Family, LLC are not liable for any problems that may arise in connection with this promotion or this trip. There are way too many things in this world that we can’t control or plan for!

- The odds of receiving this gift will depend on the amount of names and stories submitted, but do not require anything else from you than simply following the named accounts and commenting. If you do not receive the gift, that’s okay!  Please don’t be angry or take any negative actions. Instead, we suggest being happy for the individuals that did receive the gift. Please don’t take legal action and make it difficult for us to gift trips like this to people. Have courage and be kind.

- The chosen person will be notified by Direct Message, on Instagram and announced on the stories of @thebucketlistfamily’s Instagram. We will be announcing and filming the chosen person for each day on Social Media. We will also be contacting the chosen person by FaceTime or Skype. Have your phones on you! By applying for this giveaway, you give consent for The Bucket List Family, LLC. to use your name and likeness on all Bucket List Family LLC social media platforms and webpages.

- We are human. Therefore, there is a chance that this text and or gift will have errors or typos or mistakes and maybe even legal loopholes. The Bucket List Family has the right to fix any typos or mistakes or cover any loopholes or do anything necessary that will keep them legally safe and free. By participating in any way you give The Bucket List Family compassion and understanding that they only want to do good and they do not wish harm or drama or even disappointment on anyone. By participating, you agree to not take any negative or legal action against the The Bucket List Family, LLC, or any of its individuals. Please be nice.

- By applying for this gift you are also holding harmless the Merrion Hotel, Ashford Castle or any associated company, property, airline with this gift. Our friends at the Merrion Hotel and Ashford Castle are so wonderful, and we are grateful for their support in this.

Thank you for reading these very official rules. You just read a lot of words and that was really cool of you. We hope you have a good day.


The Bucket List Family