Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Ladies. Are you proposing today?

Any ladies proposing today?

If he says yes let us know and we'll give away a Belmore Court & Motel Executive Suite for a 2 night break as a reward. The two of you can relax in luxury. 

If he says no we'll give away a Belmore Court & Motel Superior Twin room for a 2 night break as consolation. You are a friend and go up the town and party.

Post on Facebook and tell us some details......!/belmorecourt/posts/10150569967402234

If there is more than one reply we'll draw the winner out of a hat.....

Leap Year has been the traditional time that women can propose marriage.
In many of today's cultures, it is okay for a woman to propose marriage to a man. Society doesn't look down on such women. However, that hasn't always been the case.
When the rules of courtship were stricter, women were only allowed to pop the question on one day every four years. That day was February 29th.

St. Bridget's Complaint

It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.

February 29th in English Law

According to English law, February 29th was ignored and had no legal status. Folks assumed that traditions would also have no status on that day. It was also reasoned that since the leap year day existed to fix a problem in the calendar, it could also be used to fix an old and unjust custom that only let men propose marriage.
The first documentation of this practice dates back to 1288, when Scotland supposedly passed a law that allowed women to propose marriage to the man of their choice in that year. Tradition states they also made it law that any man who declined a proposal in a leap year must pay a fine. The fine could range from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Excitement builds for Beckett Festival

There are only a few months left to the first annual Happy Days Festival celebrating Samuel Beckett and as the performers are being named the booking are rolling in for 23 - 27 August 2012.

Officially know as "the World's First Annual Festival celebrating Samuel Beckett Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival", the events will take place at various venues around Enniskillen including Portora Royal School, Ardhowen Theatre & Enniskillen Castle.

There will be a wide range of events which will include the work of Samuel Beckett, influences of Samuel Beckett and events reflecting Samuel Beckett's favourite sports.

The full line up is being announced in April 2012 but already some highlighs have been mentioned; Robert Wilson with Krapp's Last Tape; Ian Bostridge singing Schubert's Winterreise and world class writers like Melvyn Bragg, Enda O'Brien and John Banville.

Happy Days is funded by Arts Council Northern Ireland, Fermanagh District Council & Northern Ireland Tourist Board. The founder and artistic director is Sean Doran.
With so much happening now's the chance to book your room to visit Enniskillen during this exciting time.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Win tickets for Ireland v Italy

With the Six nations strating tomorrow we are giving you the chance to go to the Ireland v Italy match in the Aviva statium, Dublin on Saturday 25th February 2012.

Our new Spring into Summer special offer starts today and offers rooms from £65 when staying between the 1st March and 30th September 2012. Our Superior rooms are perfect for business or leisure stays;  Finished to the highest of standards, these rooms offer a new level of luxury, space and style. All Superior Double Rooms have a luxurious ensuite with bath or shower (standard or walk-in), multi-channel 32" LCD TV, IPod docking station clock radio, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial in & out telephone, ironing centre, hairdryer, and Free Wi-Fi.

The winner will receives two side-by-side tickets to go to the Six Nations match to see Ireland take on the Azzurri. We shall post these recorded delivery to ensure they arrive on Friday 23rd February.

To enter all you need to do is follow us on Twitter, @BelmoreCourt, and tweet this message:
I want 2 win Ire v Ita rugby tkts. #RMsfrom£65. 2 enter follow @BelmoreCourt and retweet this!
The competition will end at 12 noon on Tuesday 21st February 2012. Each entrant may submit one entry per day (24 hours). The winner will be chosen at random.
Good luck! 

Rules and regulations

·         To celebrate the Belmore Court & Motel Spring into Summer Sale we have 2 tickets for Ireland v Italy in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 25th February 2012.

·         To enter the competition all you have to do is follow us on twitter then re-tweet the competition and thats it! Simple no catch follow us and retweet! Competition will close 12noon on Tuesday 21st February 2012

·         I want 2 win Ire v Ita rugby tkts. #RMsfrom£65. 2 enter follow @BelmoreCourt and retweet this!

  1. Entrants must be residents of the UK and over 18 at time of entry.
  2. The competition is not open to employees or their immediate families of Belmore Court & Motel, its agents or anyone connected with the competition.
  3. No purchase necessary.
  4. No alternative cash prizes.
  5. To enter the Twitter competition your Tweet must cotain “@BelmoreCourt” and “#RMsfrom£65”. If the @ and # have not been used, the entry cannot be considered.
  6. Only one entry per person per day will be counted as a valid entry. Belmore Court & Motel accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault.
  7. The closing date for entries is 12noon on Tuesday 21st February 2012.
  8. Entrants may submit up to one answer per day.
  9. Entries made across all days of the competition will be eligible. One winner will be selected from all valid entries. Belmore Court & Motel decision will be final.
  10. The winner will receive 2 x tickets for Ireland v Italy on Saturday 25th February 2012
  11. The winner will be notified via a Direct Message on their Twitter account. The winner must claim their prize by 12 noon on      Wednesday 22nd February 2012 by replying with their requested contact details.
  12. If the winner fails to claim their prize within the time limit or is otherwise disqualified, their entry will be withdrawn and a new winner will be chosen.
  13. The winner may only publicise their success in the competition AFTER the official winner announcement by Belmore Court & Motel.
  14. Winners may be required to take part in post-event publicity.
  15. All entries become the property of Belmore Court & Motel. By submitting an entry, entrants acknowledge these terms and conditions.
  16. Belmore Court & Motel’s decision is final and no correspondence or other communication will be entered into regarding the draw other than as specifically contemplated in these rules.