DDFIO – Best Window Competition

To celebrate Lahinch Golf Club hosting the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open from July 3rd – July 7th ,  Dubai Duty Free, who is the title sponsor of this prestigious golfing tournament has generously sponsored a Best Dressed Shopfront and Building Competition and have invested nearly €20,000 in flags and bunting which are available to all entrants to use in their displays free of charge. Dubai Duty Free, together with Clare County Council and Fáilte Ireland would like to invite traders and community organisations in the following areas to enter the competition:  Lahinch, Ennistymon, Liscannor, Miltown Malbay and Inagh.


A total prize fund of €3,000 is being generously sponsored by Dubai Duty Free for the best dressed window competition with prizes available from 1st to 3rd place.

1st place €1,500 + hospitality

2nd place €1,000

3rd place €500

The lucky 1st place winner and a guest will also be treated to full corporate hospitality on one of the days during the tournament where they will enjoy breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and all the golfing action from the comfort of the title sponsor’s own private pavilion on the 18th green.

How to enter:

You must register your interest in the competition by Tuesday, 4th June 2019, interested parties should email  tourism@clarecoco.ie  to say they want to enter and should provide the name of their organisation, address and contact details (email and mobile).  At that stage further information on the competition will be sent to you about packs available for collection.  The packs will contain bunting, flags and posters for all entrants to use in their themed displays. The posters can be used to write in details of any special offers or late-night openings that a trader might have to coincide with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

All entrants will need to email at least one good quality photograph of their display to tourism@clarecoco.ie by Friday the 21st June 2019. 

Winners will be selected by the Dubai Duty Free Executive Team along with a representative from Clare County Council and Fáilte Ireland on Tuesday, 2rd July 2019.

Displays must remain in place until Monday 8th July 2019.

This competition is open to any business or community organisations in the areas mentioned above. 

Windows and/or shopfronts should be dressed creatively in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open golf theme.  Find your inspiration through golf, travel, Co. Clare and Dubai!