Dermot O’Leary supporting Win a Home in London
“The good people at Roscommon GAA, my second favourite county in the whole of Ireland, have got together with the London Irish Centre and we are giving a house away! Buy a ticket for €100 and the big draw is on 30th December. From all of us at the London Irish Centre thank you so much and we really appreciate your support.”
Dermot O’Leary, London Irish Centre patron – Watch more HERE
The winner of the “Win a Home in London” competition will receive the keys to number 502 Hercules House, 18 Botanic Square, London City Island E14 0LH.
This is a breath-taking two-bedroom apartment, by Ballymore, and can be found in the most idyllic location London City has to offer.
Dubbed a ‘mini-Manhattan,’ London City Island is situated a stone’s throw from Canary Wharf. It is home to some of the UK’s most important cultural institutions, including the English National Ballet, London Film School, and several leading art galleries. Find out more HERE
(*Euro value of apartment based on the exchange rate at the time of competition launch)
Supporting the London Irish Centre
In 1955, the London Irish Centre (LIC) opened its doors to meet the needs of newly arrived Irish emigrants. Initially providing accommodation and welfare, the Centre quickly became an important community, social and cultural venue. Today, it is the largest Irish community centre outside of Ireland and the largest Irish welfare charity in Britain.
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, their services became even more important:
- They delivered over 5,000 hot meals and 2,000 food parcels to those who were shielding across London.
- They set up a number of initiatives providing friendly, regular, contact and made over 3,000 check-in calls
- 250,000 people participated in their digital SOLAS Season cultural programme to help people feel connected at a time of great isolation
Find out more about their work HERE
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Brought to You by Roscommon GAA
The Win a Home in London competition is run by Roscommon GAA – the organisation responsible for the promotion of Gaelic Games and Irish Culture in County Roscommon, Ireland.
It is an amateur, volunteer-driven body which provides games and cultural activities for players from Under 6 to adult level and also fields representative teams which compete against teams from other counties.
Club Rossie is a volunteer a sub-committee of the county executive and serves as the commercial and fundraising arm of Roscommon GAA.
Find out more HERE
London City Island is brought to you by Ballymore and they long been a supporter of Roscommon GAA. Roscommon is the hometown of Seán Mulryan, Group Chief Executive of Ballymore. Commenting on the Win a Home in London competition, Seán said
“I am very pleased to be able to support the competition which will raise vital money for the redevelopment of Dr Hyde Park and the development of the Dermot Earley Centre of Excellence in Roscommon. I wish all of the participants the best of luck.”
Find out more HERE
The 2018 winner: Kumar Gangah
In September 2018 Club Rossie, with the support of Ballymore, launched “Win a House in Dublin”, a competition with a top prize of a three-bedroom home in Royal Canal Park, Dublin 15 worth €425,000.
The competition draw took place on December 30th 2018 and the lucky winner was Kumar Gangah. Kumar, who was originally from Mauritius, had been renting in County Dublin for a number of years and is now a homeowner.
Watch his story HERE