By now you'll be familiar with our whopper 'Thank God it's Friday' competitions. Friday just gone was a particularly splendid giveaway, having been given the opportunity to send one lucky winner along with their pal of choice for an evening of frivolity and food at one of Dublin's finest hotels, The Merrion. If you're after a spot of Afternoon Tea, this place takes the biscuit. To be in with the chance we simply asked you to share your snaps of Dublin in all her wondrous glory, via Instagram and Twitter (#Merrion #LovinDublin), and boy did you deliver.
Below we've put together just a selection of your wonderful posts, ones that caught our eyes in particular and ones that make us smile, smug in the knowledge that this ride of a city is where we call home.
And of course, at the end, you'll find the
lucky f*cker winner who gets to go live it up at The Merrion.
'Til next Friday!
@LovinDublin #lovindublin for beautiful views such as this #merrion pic.twitter.com/EWIw8M3S3k
— Jasminka Griffin (@jasminkagriffin) March 1, 2014
EVEN THE GRAFFITI MAKES US SMILE
The lovely northside. #LovinDublin #merrion pic.twitter.com/z3iDEpJAAr
— Nassir (@_Nassir) March 2, 2014
SHE LOOKS WELL AT SUNSET
2012 Dublin summer time. #Merrion #sunset #lovindublin @LovinDublin pic.twitter.com/mc0hi8mIeH
— Alan Lynam (@Alan_Lynam) March 2, 2014
THE BRIDGE YOU LIKE TO PHOTOGRAPH MOST
#LovinDublin (my home city); not one I get to visit enough. Stay at The #Merrion next time w/ @LovinDublin? Dreamer. pic.twitter.com/2qlBpjCuDI
— Paul Gallagher (@MrPGallagher) February 28, 2014
MORE GORGEOUS SUNSETS
I'm #lovindublin because it looks so darn good when the sun is going down #merrion pic.twitter.com/CAM0B2vCO3
— Holly (@hollym2311) March 2, 2014
THE CHIMNEYS AT CLONTARF
#lovindublin #merrion Clontarf on a crisp Spring evening. Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/1TolfnytHG
— Keith Duff (@kdtemplecourt) February 28, 2014
BRILLIANT IN BLACK AND WHITE
@LovinDublin #lovindublin #merrion view from Hanover Quay pic.twitter.com/Dm9wU1ip9A
— Stephen Kane (@oilte) February 28, 2014
NEVER TOO COLD FOR ICE CREAM ON GRAFTON STREET
@LovinDublin @MerrionHotel #LovinDublin #merrion On a sunny day Grafton Street's a wonderland, with magic in the air pic.twitter.com/414nX1mh19
— BB (@MrBrianBennett) February 28, 2014
TRINITY IN ALL ITS GLORY
2012 trinity college #Merrion #lovindublin @LovinDublin pic.twitter.com/WD96Dov7vB
— Alan Lynam (@Alan_Lynam) February 28, 2014
BUT IT'S ALWAYS THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE IT
It's the people that make this city what it is #lovindublin #merrion
Dame Lane in the Spring pic.twitter.com/hB9skHuCaP
— Richie McCann (@richie_no_t) February 28, 2014
ROSIE AND JIM
DUBLIN'S BACK GARDEN
WATERFALLS IN DUBLIN, WHO KNEW
The Winner - 'SURE YOU'D THINK YOU WERE IN SPAIN'
So the winner of the competition and heading off to the lovely Merrion Hotel is this little beauty.