The cottage is up for raffle for the people who brought Ireland through the Covid-19 Pandemic. Both of us had the virus and we were extremely lucky to have survived. It took enormous courage to do what these front-liners did everyday, going in to work, knowing they could be infected at any time. We want to acknowledge what they did and the money raised is simply a gesture, they can never be thanked enough for supporting the people and the country in its time of need. Other people in other countries did similar work.
The money will be administered and managed by accountant, Mr. John O'Sullivan in Dublin, Ireland.
The cottage is near Foxford, Co. Mayo. Mayo is in the West of Ireland and is world famous for its fishing. The cottage is on the raised bank of the Yellow River. Yes, there is a Yellow River in Mayo too! The river flows down and joins the River Moy. The River Moy is where the Salmon give rise to excitement in anglers the world over. The Moy is world famous for Salmon fishing.
The Yellow River has brown trout in abundance and a Salmon will often come up to check out the river, it could be your lucky day!
If you are the lucky winner, you could become a fisherman as well.....
The cottage is located in a beautiful location, nestled under the Ox Mountains. The neighbours are the kind of people you would want for neighbours wherever you live. If you are into remote working, the cottage has Internet and satellite TV if that is your thing. It has mains water and electricity. As most people use cellphones, we never installed a landline but it is available down the lane from the cottage.
There is a stove in the cottage and the winner will have rights to go and cut their own turf in a communal bogland. The turf can be used to fuel the stove. Turf is also known as peat. When you are burning peat, it scents the air outside with an aroma that is distinctly irish.
There is also background heating to keep the cottage warm and dry over the winter.
There are several outhouses, newly roofed and the property has two paved patio areas, front and rear.
When mains water became available, we no longer needed the pump house and have converted it to a meditation pod. It can fit two, if you know each other well. The only sound, is occasional birdsong sitting on the hum of the river passing by.
The pod has electricity
The cottage has basic furniture, electric stove, fridge and complete range of cooking implements and tableware. Just arrive...
It is a wonderful area and full of history. The village of Foxford is minutes away by car and is famous for the Foxford Woollen Mills.
Swinford is the nearest town and it has stores with everything you might need and much much more. The Irish National Train Service - Iarnrod Eireann - services Swinford.
The nearest airport is Knock International Airport, thirty minutes away from the cottage. Shannon Airport is also an option, as is Dublin Airport.
Good Luck, buy as many tickets as you can....... and Thanks.
Q & A
Ownership of the Raffled Property. Non-Residents, anybody of any nationality can purchase or own property in Ireland.
You must register with Revenue Service in Ireland to become the registered owner of the property to pay the property tax.
Property Tax The current property tax rate is 90 euros pa.
Site Size 0.283 hectares 0.7 acres
Funds Distribution Funds will be distributed according to the amount raised. A small amount, probably a single donation. A large amount, several donations. The accountant will decide when the time comes. We expect the monies to be distributed to reward hospital kitchen staff, porters, orderlies and cleaners.
The Draw. The Raffle Draw is done by computer on the day the Raffle expires. The winner will be notified by email. The Draw Date is Friday, 28 August 2020. PLEASE CHECK YOU ENTERED YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN BUYING A TICKET - IT CANNOT BE ALTERED AFTERWARDS. If you are the winner we will be forwarded your name and physical address as well as your email address.
Property Transfer The winner will receive the necessary documentation regarding the transfer of the property to them.
Fees The only fees deducted are those of the card processor Stripe. These fees are; 1.4% + €0.25 for European cards. 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards If currency conversion is required, an additional 2% fee will apply. the rest of the money goes to the bank.
We and the accountant charge nothing to the account.
Missing Receipt Did you check your spam folder?
Also when you press the "Enter Now" button it displays your ticket number and the email is sent to you. Take a screenshot of your numbers to keep them handy.
Did you enter the correct email address?
We have no access to the Raffle database. We cannot change any of the details you used when purchasing your ticket.
The database with your details is "sealed" - meaning nobody, even the people hosting the raffle (it is on a computer in the US) - can access the database. It will be accessed only on the day the Raffle is finished, when the winning ticket is drawn. The day the raffle is finished, the winner is emailed, We will be emailed the winner's name and address. It will also be posted on the site and snail mailed to your address.
Thank you for buying a ticket. Best of Luck, and if you are the lucky winner - we will be in contact again.