We had many excellent entries to The Gathering competition and thank you to everyone who took part. Choosing between the different entries was very difficult and all of the judges had their favourites. After much deliberation I am delighted to announce the winner is Bahar Yilmaz who works at the Leopold Hotel Antwerp.
“Breathtaking scenery forms a dramatic backdrop to bustling Irish villages. And there you will find the greatest treasure Ireland has to offer; its people. Their hospitality welcomes you home, inviting you where the grass is greener, to celebrate and be part of ancient Gaelic traditions. The people of Ireland are what give real value to the Emerald Isle. As they say ‘An té a bhίόnn siύlach, bίonn scéalach’. I would very much like to tell an Irish tale of my own and therefore want to be part of The Gathering 2013 so I too can share the magic.”
I was most impressed by Bahar’s use of the “seanfhocal Gaelilge” (Irish proverb) and her evocative English. Bahar’s wins flights for her and a companion to Dublin on the dates of her choice next year with 3 nights’ accommodation in a property managed by PREM Group and I look forward to presenting to her next time I am in Belgium.