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2017 Award Winners

  • Peter & Mary Ward
    Peter & Mary Ward, Country Choice, Nenagh, Co Tipperary
     For nearly 35 years, food lovers have planned their journeys across Ireland with care to take in a visit to that treasure trove of the very best foods, the independent food shop and caf&eacu ...
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    • Harvey's Point
      Harvey's Point, Lough Eske, Co Donegal
       A stunning location, luxurious accommodation (balanced by some very accessibly priced rooms with particular appeal to families and walking groups), a beautifully situated waterside fine dini ...
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      • Good Things @ Dillon's Corner, Skibbereen, Co Cork
        Good Things @ Dillon's Corner, Skibbereen, Co Cork
        Having earned a national reputation as a leader in the local food revolution at the small café and cookery school that she had run on the outskirts of Durrus village since 2003, Carmel Some ...
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        • Sebastien Massi
          Sebastien Masi, Pearl Brasserie, Dublin
          Casual dining may still be the big story but fine dining is far from dead - and, regardless of style, the restaurants that are performing best are those led by people like our long established Che ...
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          • 1826 Adare
            1826 Adare, Adare, Co Limerick
            “Just Ask!” is a public awareness campaign that aims to encourage consumers when eating out to look for information on where the food (particularly meat) on their plate comes from, and ...
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            • 2 Cooks
              Two Cooks Restaurant & Wine Bar, Sallins, Co Kildare
              Ireland’s inland waterways are nothing short of a national treasure yet, for most people, they’re very much an adventure waiting to happen. Since 1999 GCGuides has produced an independ ...
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              • Jack's Coastguard Restaurant
                Jack's Coastguard Restaurant, Cromane, Co Kerry
                Although we eat less fish at home than might be expected for an island nation, everybody – whether living in Ireland or just visiting - seems to love seafood when eating out, so it’s a ...
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                • Ballyvolane House
                  Ballyvolane House, Fermoy, Co Cork
                  What makes a great hospitality experience? Ireland is blessed with a generous sprinkling of those uniquely satisfying places where beautiful and enriching surroundings combine with an owner who is ...
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                  • Kathleen O'Sullivan
                    Kathleen O'Sullivan, Seaview House Hotel, Ballylickey, Co Cork
                    Time after time, visitor satisfaction surveys tell us the same story about the things people love about Ireland - everyone loves the wonderful scenery and the warmth and friendliness of the people ...
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                    • Fitzwilliam Hotel
                      The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin & Belfast
                      While other guides are focused solely on the leisure market, we have always taken the needs of business guests into account when making our selections. Business tourism is a developing sector in t ...
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                      • ely winebars
                        ely, Ely Place & IFSC, Dublin
                        Dedicated to providing the best possible wine experience in Ireland since the late ‘90s, these people have been through the mill in recent years, like many other businesses - and come up smi ...
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                        • O'Dowds
                          O'Dowd's of Roundstone, Co Galway
                          While Irish pubs in general are going through a challenging time, the pub experience remains one of the highlights of a visit to this country for visitors from abroad, who love the unique atmosphe ...
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                          • Nook Cafe
                            Nook Café and Restaurant, Collooney, Co Sligo
                            This is always one of our most exciting awards … the ‘short list’ is anything but - and how could it be otherwise when the establishments under consideration are all fresh a ...
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                            • Brigit's Garden
                              Brigit's Garden, Rosscahill, Co Galway
                              Family-friendliness is increasingly important in Irish hospitality and our Family Friendly award is more highly valued each year, as times change and people assume the whole family goes pretty muc ...
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                              • Salty Dog
                                The Salty Dog, Bangor, Co Down
                                In Ireland we lag way behind our UK neighbours when it comes to pet friendliness; if you google an area in Britain looking for somewhere to stay, chances are that pet friendly options will pop str ...
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                                • Bishop's Gate Hotel
                                  Bishop's Gate Hotel, Derry, Co Londonderry
                                  Everyone loves the idea of a hideaway, and this is one of our most popular awards. Whether it’s the establishments itself which offers that sense of privacy and seclusion, or its location, t ...
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                                  • The Duck Terrace Restaurant
                                    The Duck Terrace Restaurant, Marlfield House, Gorey, Co Wexford
                                    Irish diners place a high premium on atmosphere – often rating it even above the quality of food when choosing where to eat out – but this restaurant, although certainly atmospheric, h ...
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                                    • Pickle
                                      Pickle, Dublin 2
                                      There has been an ‘Ethnic Restaurant’ category in our awards since their inception in the early ‘90s. Originally interpreted as ‘oriental’, it now reflects the divers ...
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                                      • 4 Vicars
                                        4 Vicars, Armagh, Co Armagh
                                        Our Casual Dining award aims to highlight the quality of (mainly) smaller establishment - ambitious restaurants with an informal style, and especially those serving outstanding daytime food. How ...
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                                        • An Fear Gorta/The Tea & Garden Rooms, Ballyvaughan
                                          An Fear Gorta/The Tea & Garden Rooms, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
                                          This award gives recognition to the best of those valuable all-day operations – usually small and owner-run – which not only lift the visitor’s spirits in a flash, but also the r ...
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                                            • Burren Glamping, Burren Free Range Pork Farm
                                              Burren Glamping, Burren Free Range Pork Farm, Kilfenora, Co Clare
                                              The Guide has always championed the best of Irish produce. It’s the philosophy behind our food recommendations and the Natural Food Award has emphasised this for many years, by celebrating p ...
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                                              • Viewmount House
                                                Viewmount House, Longford, Co Longford
                                                You can’t beat a real country house for a refreshing short break or to provide a atmospheric setting for special occasions - and this extraordinary house is a destination like no other. Thi ...
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                                                • Number 31
                                                  Number 31, Dublin 2
                                                  Competing with cut price hotels has been no joke for the owners of guesthouses and B&Bs in recent years, but the best have USPs that allow them to thrive regardless of any such challenges. &l ...
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                                                  • Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge
                                                    Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge, Durrus, Co Cork
                                                    The true Irish B&B - where genuine hospitality combines with good, simple food and a desire for guests to be really comfortable and have the best possible experience of the area - is an absolu ...
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                                                    • Killiane Castle Country House & Farm
                                                      Killiane Castle Country House & Farm, Drinagh, Co Wexford
                                                      The idea of a farm stay is heaven to many visitors to Ireland, and to families living in cities. Quality farm stays have huge potential in Ireland, as there is great - and growing - international ...
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