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ATF Insiders - July's Monthly 9 Giveaway

July's monthly 9 giveaways are here! This month we've got a break in West Cork, wine, chocolate, and multiple restaurant visits to give away. Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for July will be automatically entered into the draw, and it's through your support that we're able to remain #ad, #collab and #invite free, so if you're one of our supporters we bow to you.

Everyone subscribed by midnight on Sunday 17th July will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Monday 18th July. Here's what's up for grabs...

1) Two Nights With Dinner At The Kinsale Hotel and Spa

We're just back from West Cork and already have itchy feet to get back down there before summer's over. If you're feeling the same, you could be this month's lucky Insider heading off for an overnight stay in the Kinsale Hotel and Spa. Set in 90 acres of woodland with stunning views over Oysterhaven Bay, it's the perfect retreat in a part of the country we consider food heaven, in easy reaching distance of Cork city and the rest of the west.

We're sending one of you off for a two night stay in a spacious room with breakfast each morning and dinner in The Rockpool restaurant on a night of your choice, and the leisure centre and spa, with panoramic views of the bay is ideal for unwinding between meals. See more about the Kinsale Hotel and Spa here.

2) Neighbourhood Wine Block Party Giveaway

This weekend, Neighbourhood Wine and their nearest and dearest on Upper Leeson Street and Sussex Terrace are teaming up for a block party in the sun, and get ready for this line up... Neighbourhood Wine have a list of 'rare gems' on by the glass; Dublin Cocktail Lab will be doling out 3fe Nitro Tonka Espresso Martinis and Pink Peppercorn Negronis; Forest Avenue Wine Bar will be outdoors on the BBQ with their famous Kebabs, The Sussex Restaurant are on the fish and chips, 3fe will have special 99's; Canal Bank Café are bringing the wings; and O'Brien's are on the scoops and spritz! The lounge will be open, the terrace will be rocking, and there's no need to book.

To celebrate the block party to end all others, Neighbourhood Wine & Dublin Cocktail Lab have given us a summer backyard essentials prize worth €150, full of Pet Nat, Rosé, Reds and some A-rate batched cocktails to give to one of you. Party with them this Saturday from 13:00 - 22:00, or find Dublin Cocktail Lab there all weekend, and we've got a free Espresso Martini for ATF Readers on arrival (while stocks last). Look out for that email in your inbox later today.

3) Gaucho Rodizio BBQ Experience, Bah 33°

We're having a bit of a moment for Brazilian BBQ right now, and the Gaucho Rodizio BBQ experience (€49.90) at Bah 33°, just off Grafton Street, has been on our list for a while after some positive reports from those in the know. It works in slots of two hours, where the food is unlimited, starting with traditional starters, free reign on the salad bar, hot dishes including Gaucho stewed beans, pampas-style rice and potato salad, and the main event - the meats (all Irish).

Servers pass through the restaurant with Picanha (rump cap), Vazio (flank), Paleta de Ovelha (lamb leg) and loads more (including smoked pineapple) and you'll end with coffee. We've got a gaucho experience for two with a drink each at Bah 33° to give away this month, and if you win this we hope you go very, very hungry.