We love giving things away here at One Parent Holidays HQ, so periodically we run competitions on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Very soon we’ll have more competitions for those who haven’t yet succumbed to social media, so if you want to know before everyone else, make sure you Contact Us to join our mailing list.

Past Winners:

2017 Christmas Giveaway

We decided to spread the love this Christmas, and had a great little competition in the run up to Silly Season, and the winner was Stephanie Hanley-Baird. Congratulations Stephanie!


2017 Easter Giveaway

Another first for us, an Easter Hamper Giveaway! Our kiddies on the Carrick on Shannon Glamping trip chose the winner at random, so congratulations Ursula Hughes!

2016 Christmas Giveaway

For the first time, I decided to giveaway some gorgeous stocking stuffers in time for Christmas, so on December 8th I announced the winners as:

5 x Big Hero 6 Nightlites:



  • Ailbhe Martyn
  • Hazel Dillon
  • Mairead White
  • Patricia Murphy
  • Susan Walsh
3 x sets of 4 Christmas Snap Bracelets

  • Sinead Ryan
  • Caitriona Dennehy
  • Lisa Hendrick



A pair of dinky Transformers

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  • Aisling Conroy



2016 3rd Birthday Celebrations!

This year we started the week of giveaways on Monday September 5th, with some fantastic prizes on offer.

Monday 2016On Monday September 5th Gillian Carolan won a €50 voucher for Mayo Kids Books.




Tuesday 2016On Tuesday September 6th Adele Owens won one night B&B in The Parkview Hotel, Co. Wicklow, AND a day out at Clara Lara Funpark for up to four people.



wednesday-2016On Wednesday September 7th, Siobhan Flynn won two nights midweek at the fantastic Rock Farm Slane for up to four people in a Bell Tent or Yurt.



thursday-2016On Thursday September 8th, Con Durkin won two nights midweek Glamping riverside at Carrick Bike & Boat in Carrick on Shannnon, in a Bell Tent for up to four people.



friday-2016One Friday September 9th, Tracey Berns won a Spa Break in the 4* Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, including 1 hour in the Thermal Suite and 3 Spa Treatments!



2015 2nd Birthday Celebrations!

It’s that time of year again, Birthday Celebrations time!!

To celebrate our 1st Birthday last year, we had a week’s worth of giveaways, and it proved so popular that we’ve decided to do it every year on our Birthday week. So beginning today, we will have a different prize daily to give to one lucky family, and the fun starts here!

Choose the competitions you’d like to enter from the choices below, you can enter all of them once, and all you have to do is answer each question in the comments below. Winners for each day will be chosen at noon of the following day, so they’re all short and sweet competitions, but the prizes get better and better as the week goes on.

MondayOn Monday September 7th, we gave away a lovely Fairy Door from the Irish Fairy Door Company, and the lucky winner was Samantha Jackson.



TuesdayOn Tuesday September 8th the prize was one night B&B in the lovely Park Hotel & Leisure Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Aisling Conroy was the lucky winner this time.



WednesdayWednesday September 9th we had another fantastic prize, this time for a whole house that sleeps up to 5 people, for 3 nights weekend or 4 nights midweek, in the ever-popular, Trabolgan! Katherine Giles won this one, lucky thing.



ThursdayOn Thursday September 10th we had something completely different to give to one lucky family. Michelle Hayes won a night in a Teepee, on the banks of the River Shannon in Carrick Bike & Boat Hire, Carrick on Shannon. They even threw in a ride on a Chinese Dragon Boat. So jealous!



WeekendFinally, we had one last competition over the weekend, and announced the winner on Monday, September 14th. This was another fantastic prize to one lucky family, and Lynda Watson won 2 nights self-catering, for up to 6 people midweek, in a beautiful lodge at the Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre, right on the beach in Youghal, Co. Cork.


2014 1st Birthday Celebrations!

For a week in September, to celebrate a year in the business, we decided to run one competition per day on Facebook and Twitter. We hit up some of our favorite partners in the hotel and service industry, and they very generously gave us vouchers and passes to giveaway, so we started handing them out right away! We chose each winner completely at random, after asking a question and having everyone share a link on social media, and it was a fantastic success. We reached more One Parent Families, increased our likes and followers, expanded the mailing list, and had so much fun!

We’re really looking forward to our next year in operation, and thank you so much to all of our families and partners for a terrific first year 🙂

Friday, September 5th, 2014

31798_124718500897010_4221168_nTina Kehoe won one night in the city centre Maldron Hotel, Cork, AND a family day pass to Trabolgan Holiday Village.

To win, Tina shared and liked this link on Facebook and Twitter, and answered the following question: ‘Which Mountain Range will we be climbing in October?’


Thursday, September 4th, 2014

family-hotels-galwayLorraine O’Reardon won one night B&B, midweek, in the fantastic 4* Connacht Hotel, Galway

To win, Lorraine liked and shared this link on Facebook and Twitter, and answered the following question: ‘Where are we going for a day trip when we head to Cork over Silly Season?’

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

1918648_211742715080_5441915_nEileen Higgins won one night B&B, midweek, in the luxurious 4* Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.

To win, Eileen shared and liked this link on Facebook and Twitter, and answered the following question: ‘What’s the name of the Kids Club in the hotel we’re staying in for
the Christmas Shopping Trip in November?’

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

309759_10152449072300375_900722606_nCatherine Darby won a night B&B, midweek, in the fantastic 4* Hotel Kilkenny.

To win, Catherine shared and liked this link on Facebook and Twitter, and answered the following question: How many past trips have we had in total?


Monday September 1st, 2014


Sandra Newman won a €50 voucher to Causey Farm, Navan, Co. Meath.

To win, Sandra shared and liked this link on Facebook & Twitter, and answered the following question: Where did One Parent Holidays go for our very first Group Trip in October 2013?




October 1st – 31st, 2013 – Trisha McDermott, Ann-Marie Carey & Vivienne Byrne

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During the month of October 2013, we gave away some fantastic Illoom Balloons, just in time for Halloween.

These were given out to encourage people to vote for our entry in the Upstarts Key To Dublin City competition, in which we won 6th Place!! ( More info on our Media page.)


When we reached goals for certain numbers of votes we chose someone at random, who had helped us to achieve these votes, and sent them 15 Illoom Balloons each. These were 5 x Pumpkin Orange, 5 x Alien Green and 5 x Ghost White.


The lovely Ann-Marie Carey sent us these photos of her daughter enjoying the balloons 🙂


And as an added bonus for us, Ann-Marie’s mother has painted us a picture, and sent us this photo of it nearly finished, we can’t wait to hang it in pride of place at OPH HQ!


October 30th, 2013 – Diane Kirwan
Family Day out at Glendeer Pet Farm, Athlone

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oph competition halloween

October 7th, 2013 – Catriona Lowther
Tickets to see The Moscow State Circus in Belfast

oph prize winner circus OPH Moscow Comp

October 1st, 2013 – Tiger T Kane
Family Pass to imecofarm in Clarecastle, Co. Clare.

winner imecofarm comp

August 31st, 2013 – Alan Daly
Family Pass to Dublin Falconry, Co. Dublin, for 1 adult & 3 children


Competition Prize Falconry

August 12th, 2013 – Anne Marie Kelly
Family Day Pass to Red Mountain Open Farm, Co. Meath, for 1 adult & 4 children

One Parent Holidays Competition

July 30th, 2013 – Michelle M Nally
Family Day Pass to Trabolgan Holiday Village, Cork, for 1 adult & 4 children

Facebook Competition



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  1. Hi there id be very interested in a single parent holiday. My son is 17mths. Do you have any families with children of a similar age heading off on one of your holidays? Many thanks Lucy

    • Hi Lucy, at the moment there are some 3yo children on the Wexford trip, a lady with a 2yo son who is interested in the Algarve trip, and another 3yo coming to Mayo in October. We have had parents with very small children before, so you won’t the the first! Are there any trips you’re particularly interested in?


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