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Blogger Cliona Kelly and the Rotunda Foundation teamup to raise vital funds for NICU equipment to fight blindness in premature infants

The Rotunda Foundation, who fundraise exclusively for the Rotunda Hospital to support clinical services, patient care and research, has teamed up with blogger and broadcast journalist Cliona Kelly (@peaches_og) to raise vital funds to support the Hospital to enable procurement of a new Digital Retinal Camera for the Rotunda Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Any funds raised will help to support a new service development to fight blindness in premature babies and will supplement existing support received for neonatal services from funding received from funders such as the Department of Health, the HSE and the RCSI Hospital Group.

The Rotunda Foundation and Cliona Kelly are hoping to raise €160,000 towards the cost of the Digital Retinal Camera. As part of the fundraiser, donors are in with a chance to win a Gucci GG Marmont handbag and matching card case wallet worth over €1,550, a Vanity Table donated by Glamdoll and a range of beauty and skincare products. Every person who donates €5 or more will be entered in the competition and the winner will be announced in January 2021. Donations can be made here.

With advances in neonatal care in recent years, survival rates for smaller and more premature infants have increased. However, babies born prematurely are at a higher risk of complications, including Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) an eye disorder which can lead to blindness if not treated promptly.

The Digital Retinal Camera will enable the NICU team in the Rotunda to diagnose ROP on site in advance of a follow up appointment with a consultant ophthalmologist, which will allow for early intervention and treatment for premature babies.

Retinopathy of Prematurity is a potentially blinding eye disorder which primarily affects premature infants weighing less than 1500 grams or 32 weeks gestation.

  • Babies born at less than 27 weeks have a 1 in 10 chance of requiring treatment for sight threatening ROP
  • Babies born between 28 – 32 weeks have a 1 in 25 chance

If the sight-threatening condition is found, it can be treated.

Sheila Costigan, General Manager of the Rotunda Foundation said: “The Rotunda Foundation fundraises to provide additional funding and support for vital medical equipment, patient care initiatives, research and innovation, and improved hospital amenities in the Rotunda Hospital. We are delighted that Cliona Kelly has joined our Christmas fundraiser this year for this important piece of equipment for the Rotunda Hospital NICU.”

This vital cause needs all the support it can get for such an important cause. Cliona Kelly has posted the competition to her Instagram here. She spoke about her previous involvement with fundraisers for Rotunda and how exactly you can help this year.
‘Following on from our hugely successful Christmas Fundraiser Giveaway last year where we raised over €100,000 to purchase a much needed echocardiography machine for the NICU we are back with an even bigger and better giveaway worth of over €3,000! This year we are fundraising for a brand new, state-of-the-art Digital Retinal Camera which costs approx €160,000.’

Up for grabs are:
Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Bag + Wallet
@glamdoll.ie Burbank Hollywood Glam Station
Charlotte Tilbury Hamper
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle

To be in with a chance of winning this incredible prize all you have to do is make a minimum donation of €5 here and you’re in the draw.

Best of luck!


Deliveroo has launched a cash golden ticket giveaway with WOWburger Tallaght to celebrate the restaurant joining the delivery app.

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Willy Wonka and Charlie are 100 percent GAGGIN' for this prize, that's for sure. Deliveroo will offer two WOWburger customers €500 Golden Tickets this weekend, out of pure generosity. We heart.

All you have to do is order a tasty burger from the Tallaght restaurant via Deliveroo; It literally couldn't be any easier. Imagine getting mouth-watering grub and 500 coins simultaneously? What a day.

After receiving their golden ticket, winners will be instructed to contact Deliveroo, who will deliver the cash straight into the customer’s bank account. 


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General Manager of Deliveroo Ireland, Michael Healy, said; 

WOWburger is one of Dublin’s most beloved restaurants, offering the best of the best in great-tasting burgers, not to mention their amazing sides. 

“We want to welcome this amazing restaurant to the platform, a brilliant addition to our new zone in Tallaght, by offering the chance of a special treat to those who indulge in their delicious menu on Deliveroo,” he added.


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The giveaway takes place from today, with the first winner selected this week, and the second winner chosen next week.

To be eligible for the amazing cash prize, WOWburger Tallaght must be ordered from the Deliveroo app or website. 

Feature image: Instagram/@wowburgerirl


New research findings by global technology leader Huawei have just revealed that more people now aspire to be a social media influencer than a pro sports player as their 'dream job'.

Seeing as we're all budding photographers, they've decided to launch the Creatives competition for the fourth year in a row, which aims to find Ireland's most creative and talented amateur photographer.

The winner? You can earn the prize of travelling to ANY destination in the whole world, taking snaps on your Huawei premium device from their flagship P30 series as an extra gift.

You can have the opportunity to travel to anywhere in the world, putting Huawei's camera to the test in the trip of a lifetime.

Huawei coincided the launch of the competition with their research findings, which state that 67 percent of Irish people believe that social media inspires them, and 78 percent say it gives them ideas for creative projects.

For a traditionally sports-obsessed country, it speaks volumes that more of us now want to be an influencer. Irish people took a whopping 3,924,723,984 photos in 2018 alone, and social media is now a way to showcase creativity.

Talent can be promoted from your phone nowadays, so Huawei's Creative competition fits perfectly with our budding photographer nation. Why not enter?

All you have to do is share a photo entry with the hashtag #HuaweiCreatives, and one lucky winner will gain flights and accommodation for two to search for new photography experiences.

Last year, the competition had 15,000 entries, but 2019 now has SEVEN additional categories, including night, nature, street and cityscapes.

Capturing Irish scenery, skylines, buildings and fashion shots on Instagram could now lead to a life-changing all-expenses paid trip.

To apply for the Creatives campaign, photograph, your should be uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #HuaweiCreatives as well as the hashtag for the category they are entering.

Find out more on their website, happy snapping ladies. We hope your travel dreams come true.


A gorgeous and powerfully vivid collection of essays written by Emilie Pine has won the An Post Book of the Year for 2018.

Notes to Self sees Pine writing on a variety of important moments in her life, including sexual assault, fertility problems, sexism in the academia sector, feminism, depression and addiction.

Published by Tramp Press, the book has been widely read around Ireland since it's publication, and has deeply resonated especially with women nationwide who relate to the stark and emotional work.

Emilie tweeted her joy at hearing the news, writing on Twitter: "Delighted and honoured to win Book of the Year 2018….Thank you to everyone who voted."

She also paid tribute to Tramp Press for commissioning the work, which tugged at the heartstrings of Irish women and men nationwide with it's brutal and visceral honesty.

The An Post Irish Book of the Year 2018 was handpicked by a public vote from a list of category winners which were recently announced at the An Post Irish Book Awards.

The esteemed prize boasts previous winners such as John Crowley's Atlas of the Irish Revolution, written with Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and Dr. John Borgonovo, Solar Bones by Mike McCormack, Academy Street by Mary Costello, The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan, Belinda McKeon's Solace, Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding and Asking For It by Louise O'Neill.

Chairperson of the An Post Irish Book Awards Maria Dickenson said; “Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self was one of the great stories in Irish bookselling in 2018 and I’m delighted that the voting public has chosen it as the An Post Book of the Year."

"The power and honesty of Emilie’s essays have captivated readers, and it’s truly gratifying both to see her talent rewarded and to see an Irish publisher like Tramp Press receive this well-deserved recognition," she continued.

Readers of the book couldn't put the engrossing work down. David McRedmond, CEO of An Post, commented on Emilie's wonderful win,

“2018 was a huge year for Irish writing and no book illustrates better why An Post is delighted to sponsor the Irish Book Awards: Emilie Pine’s book, a challenging read, is deeply human and Irish, emotional and clever. An Post thanks all the voters for engaging with the Awards in such large numbers.”

The An Post Irish Book Awards celebrate and promote Irish writing to a wide range of readers, bringing together a massive community who are passionate about writing. Readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians unite to recognise Irish talent.

Congratulations to Emilie on her deserved achievement, we can't wait to consume her next piece of beautiful and fearless writing.


Club Valentine and The Grand Social are bringing you one of the most unique sesh spots of the year, you'd be mad to miss it.

There's something maddenly satisfying about solving a case, figuring out a secret and immersing yourself in another world of drama and disguise.

"The year is 1950 and the circus has come to town. However, dark secrets are hidden beneath this big top, and not even the kookiest of clowns or the cottonest of candies can keep them hidden."

Ooohhhh, spooky. Club Valentine are debuting their Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Extravaganza, where YOU lat witness to a murder most foul, YOU get to interview their cast of crazy characters, and YOU can piece together their twisted tale of treachery and torment.

"Enjoy the festivities while you can, because one member of this travelling troupe is about to learn that showbiz can be MURDER…"

If you're an avid murder mystery fan, this event is definitely for you. Comedy plus a decent night out plus a staged murder? HELL YEAH.

Some of the characters look hilarious, check out the full list on their Instagram

Why not go along and see if you can catch the murderer? They've got some absolutely unreal prizes, it's ideal if you and your pals are looking for a night out with a major twist – think The Hangover but with Miss Marple vibes.

Will you be a Sherlock or a Watson? Agatha Christie or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? There's only one way to find out, fam.

The deets=

Tues Nov 6, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland

Feature image: Barnham Broom



We all know the deal, we fork out 30 quid to get our nails done so they can last a little while and within a day… there's already a chip.

We hate when that happens here in Shemazing! HQ, so we were delighted to find out that Sally Hansen has created a new nail polish that promises to be stronger than ever.

Coming in in five shades, you'll have no worries with this polish, bringing you from day to night and week to week. 

If you think this sounds great then it's your lucky day because we're giving away FIVE of Sally Hansen's new polish.

All you need to do is head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter. Good luck!



Time to change up your make-up look? Then we have just the thing for you.

Ingot has just released its new Summer Palette and we have to say, it's to DIE for!

One of Inglot's top make-up artists created this look using the new sought-after palette, and now you can too.

So, if you want to win this deadly prize, head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter. You'll be rocking high glamour in no time. Good luck!



July is fast approaching and if you're running out of make-up already (here, here!) then fear not, because we have two fab kits of Essence goodies to give away.

Nail polishes, eye-shadow kits, lipsticks and way more, you will look better than ever this month wearing our fave make-up brand.

If you think this sounds oh-so-great, then you need to be in it to win it.

Just head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter. Good luck, ladies! 



*Competition closed – Congrats to Linda Newman*


The sunshine is JUST around the corner – and you know what that means, endless summer days nights of fun (well, until it starts raining again).

Be in with a chance of winning the new Miracle Match foundation, two Voluptuous False Lash Effect mascara, creme blush AND Facefinity compact foundation.

Whether you choose to spend your days in town, sitting in the park, or having a good night of fun in the city, then these little beauties will have you sorted.

If you think this sounds oh-so-great, then you need to be in it to win it. Just head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter. Good luck, ladies! 



Ladies Day is getting a BIG make-over.

While the tradition is longstanding and much-loved, there’s no doubt that it was definitely in need of a good shake-up which is why we’re PUMPED that Naas Racecourse have launched an alternative Ladies Day this year!

Taking place at the boutique racecourse on Sunday May 29th, us ladies have been told to make the most of the Fresh, Fun and Vibrant theme by ditching the old rules and showcasing our individuality, fun and flair.

And to celebrate the launch, we have two amazing prizes up for grabs this week.

1) Win a VIP admission and a four course lunch for you and a friend

2) Win x5 tickets for a girls day out for you and four friends!

You need to be in it to win it though, so head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter. Good luck!



*Competition closed – Congrats to Miriam Cassidy*


Now that we're hearing the good news of the weather staying fine for the next while, all we can think about is a new summer wardrobe.

Goodbye to hats, scarves, and big woolly jumpers and hello to flip flops, skirts and sunglasses. Hurrah!

TK Maxx's new summer collection is to dieee for, and with a €50 voucher, there are endless choices as to what you can pick up to update your look. Sure, big labels + small prices = ridiculous possibilities, right?!

So, if you want to win this deadly prize, head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter. Good luck, ladies!



*Competition closed – Congrats to Sorcha Doyle*


If your hair is limp and lifeless, then we totally feel for you.

There's nothing worse than dolling your hair up, only for it to fall lifeless within a matter of hours or even minutes.

That's where Viviscal comes in. With a mix of shampoos, conditioners and elixirs, Viviscal will give your gruaige the bounce it needs.

So, if you want to win these deadly prizes, head over to our Facebook or Instagram page to enter. You'll have hair like Queen Bey in no time. Good luck!