#EnergyOfIreland Series: Week 1 Roundup

#EnergyOfIreland Photo Competition 

What can we say? We never expected such a fantastic response on the first week of our #EnergyOfIreland photo competition series. With over 1200+ posts we just wanted to say that we are really grateful for all your awesome entries!

So after scouring through the hundreds of posts tagged with #EnergyOfIreland, we have (somehow!) narrowed it down to this weeks winner. But before we announce the winning entry we couldn't just let some of the other impressive entries go unnoticed, so what that in mind here are our top ten honourable mentions from this week.

Honourable Mentions


A photo posted by Gemma Ní Bhriain (@gemimanb) on


A photo posted by Lisa (@liobrien) on


A photo posted by L A U R A (@the.red.brick.road) on


A photo posted by ianbmcc (@ianbmcc) on


A photo posted by Lorenz0 Tedesc0 (@maclo) on


A photo posted by stevepanda (@stevepanda) on


The Winner

So after all that suspense this weeks featured winner is...

Congratulations @babicolzatto! You will now be entered into our monthly competition draw for a Complete Smartphone Lens Set by instaLens.

Humans of Dublin

In collaboration with Humans of Dublin we are also bringing you stories that show the #EnergyOfIreland. This weeks story comes from Jamie Harrington. Enjoy!


"I was just on my way to the American sweet shop to buy some Gatorade, when I saw this guy in his 30s sitting on the ledge of the bridge. I just thought, "wow..." I stopped and asked him if he was okay, but I knew from the look in his eyes he wasn't, and he didn't say anything either, but I saw tears coming from his eyes. I pleaded with him for a while to come down and sit on the steps, and eventually he did. We sat on the sidewalk on the south side of the Liffey and talked for about 45 minutes, about what was happening to him, why was he feeling that way... I couldn't leave him there alone, but I had to go, so I was going to ring an ambulance. I told him they could help him feel better. But he was like "please, please don't call them, I'm fine, I just want to walk around for a while, I'm gonna be okay!" I told him to please let me ring an ambulance, that I wouldn't sleep knowing he was just walking around alone. So I rang it, and he was taken to St. James Hospital. I got his number so I would know what was going on with him for a good while... And about three months ago, he texted me that his wife is pregnant, they're having a boy, and they're naming him after me. Can you believe that? They're going to name their child after me... He said in that moment that I approached him, he was just about to jump, and those few words saved his life. That they're still ringing in his head every day. "Are you okay?" I can't really understand how these few words could save his life, but he told me, "Imagine if nobody ever asked you those words..." " #Dublin, #humansofdublin, #teamdublin, #energyofireland

A photo posted by Humans of Dublin (@humans_of_dublin) on

Think you can do better? The #EnergyOfIreland competition continues again this week so get your submissions in on Instagram and Twitter by tagging #EnergyOfIreland for your chance to win! For more details on entering click here.