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Two lucky 9-year-old twin brothers from Claddagh, Galway City, are set to jet off to Lapland from Shannon Airport this Thursday 2nd December having won a special competition organised by the airport to celebrate their Lapland flight.

Rory and Jack Noone will depart Shannon Airport at 8.00am on Thursday for the 4,000 km trip to the Santa Claus Village in the North Pole. On arrival at Rovaniemi airport, the official Santa airport, the family will be met by elves who will guide them through their stay in Finland.

The family will be whisked along through snow covered trees under the magical lights of the arctic and get to meet Santa’s Reindeer who are getting ready for their busy flight at Christmas. Snow mobiles, husky and reindeer rides, tobogganing, Elf School and much more are included in the prize.

Over 7,000 entries were submitted to the competition, Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine confirmed. “It’s been a difficult time for everyone and we wanted to spread some Christmas cheer by organising the competition to give a family the opportunity to win an overnight trip to Lapland. We were delighted with the response.

“We had over 7,000 entries, exceeding all expectations. It is a wonderful start to the festive season, and our staff are looking forward to welcoming our winners Jack, Rory, their mum Brenda and aunty Delia, to the airport before they board their flight on Thursday,” she stated.

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