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2007 Award Winners

  • Mount Juliet Conrad Hotel - Hotel of the Year 2007 - Georgina Campbell Awards
    Mount Juliet Conrad, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny
    Lying amidst 1500 acres of unspoilt woodland, pasture and formal gardens beside the River Nore, our Hotel of the Year is one of Ireland’s finest Georgian houses - and one of Europe’s g ...
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    • MacNean House & Bistro, Blacklion County Cavan, Georgina Campbell's Restaurant of the Year 2007
      MacNean House & Bistro
      As all Ireland now knows, some of the best cooking in the country is to be found in the little border town of Blacklion, Co Cavan. I’ll never forget my first visit, early in 1993 - the resta ...
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      • The Roundwood Inn - Pub of the Year 2007 - Georgina Campbell's Ireland Awards
        The Roundwood Inn, Roundwood, Co Wicklow
        Modern gastro-publicans eat your hearts out: there’s nothing new in all this at all, as the owners of this atmospheric 17th century inn in the highest village in the Wicklow Hills could tell ...
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        • Chef of the Year 2007 - Stefan Matz, Ashford Castle, Cong County Mayo
          Stefan Matz, Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo
          Ireland’s grandest castle hotel and one of the most beautifully located establishments in all Ireland, Ashford Castle needs no introduction from me – it is, quite simply, stunning.&nbs ...
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          • Féile Bia Award 2007
            Sponsored by Bord Bia
            Feile Bia Award 2007 - The Ballymore Inn, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare
            The Ballymore Inn, Co Kildare
            We next move to Co Kildare, where we find a bar and restaurant that gives out a few subtle hints about what’s in store as you approach: the neatly painted cream and navy exterior, the clippe ...
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            • Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2007
              Sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara
              BIM Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2007 - Fishy Fishy Café, Kinsale Co Cork
              Fishy Fishy Café, Kinsale, Co Cork
              Still in Co Cork, we move west to Kinsale. Martin and Marie Shanahan’s original Fishy Fishy Café was our Seafood Restaurant of the Year in 2001, when we noted that it was “the f ...
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              • Seafood Bar of the Year 2007
                Sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara
                Seafood Bar of the Year - Aherne's, Youghal, Co Cork
                Aherne's Seafood Bar & Restaurant, Youghal, Co Cork
                Now in its third generation of family ownership, Aherne’s has a great reputation on several counts, including the FitzGibbon family’s hospitality and their luxurious accommodation. But ...
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                • Business Hotel of the Year 2007 - Brooks Hotel, Dublin 2
                  Brooks Hotel, Dublin 2
                  Tucked away in a narrow street just off St Stephen’s Green, this discreetly luxurious family-owned hotel is one of Dublin’s most desirable addresses, especially for business guests &nd ...
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                  • Wine Award of the Year 2007 - Ely CHQ , IFSC, Dublin 1
                    Ely CHQ, IFSC, Dublin 1
                    And now we move back to Dublin, and to a pair who have previously won the same award – but, in contrast to the cosy atmosphere of their original Dublin 2 premises, the style of their brave n ...
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                    • Hosts of the Year - Seamus & Aoife Brock, Teach de Broc, Ballybunion, Co Kerry
                      Seamus & Aoife Brock, Teach de Broc, Ballybunion, Co Kerry
                      You don’t have to play golf to appreciate this highly popular guesthouse but it certainly must help, as it’s almost within the boundaries of the Ballybunion links. The standard of comf ...
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                      • Hideaway of the Year 2007 - Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
                        Gregans Castle Hotel, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
                        What do we look for in the perfect Hideaway? Peace and quiet, big log fires, discreetly hospitable staff, soothing luxuriously furnished bedrooms – many of them romantic – and deliciou ...
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                        • Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year 2007 - La Peniche, Mespil Road, Dublin 4
                          La Peniche, Grand Canal, Dublin 4
                          Now we move back to Dublin and the Atmospheric Restaurant of the Year -  we always have  great fun thinking about the best establishments in this category and there are usually some real ...
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                          • Ethnic Restaurant of the year 2007 - Rasam, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
                            Rasam, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
                            Ireland’s fast-growing multi-cultural population has seen an explosion of ethnic restaurants over the last few years but few can offer the combination of authentic regional Indian cooking, s ...
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                            • Féile Bia Dish Award 2007
                              Sponsored by Bord Bia
                              Feile Bia Dish Award 2007 - Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody Country House Hotel, Co Wexford
                              Kevin Dundon, Dunbrody Country House Hotel, Co Wexford
                              There is a lot of talk about ‘modern Irish cooking’ these days, but it’s a rare enough treat to find it on your plate. But, down Wexford way, there’s a chef who loves nothi ...
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                              • Natural Food Award 2007 - Farmgate, Midleton, Co Cork
                                Farmgate, Midleton, Co Cork
                                This is the older sister to Kay Harte’s Farmgate Café - since 1983 Maróg O’Brien has been delighting visitors to Midleton town and consistently pleasing a happy band of d ...
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                                • Newcomer of the Year 2007 - Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co Carlow
                                  Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co Carlow
                                  Visitors to the pretty village of Clonegal (“on the road to nowhere, on the border of Carlow and Wexford…”) have treat in store, as this is where Henry Stone and Stép ...
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                                  • Country House of the Year 2007 - Rathmullan House, Rathmullan, Co Donegal
                                    Rathmullan House
                                    Donegal has an other-worldliness that is increasingly hard to capture in the traditional family holiday areas and, although it has grown a lot of over the years – most recently with the addi ...
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                                    • B&B of the Year 2007 - Killyon House, Navan, Co Meath
                                      Killyon House, Navan, Co Meath
                                      Of late much has been made of the difficulties faced by the traditional B&B sector in Ireland – but don’t be too quick to write it off, as long as places like Michael and Sheila Fo ...
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                                      • Farmhouse of the Year 2007 - Glasha, Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford
                                        Glasha, Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford
                                        High up in a mountain valley in beautiful, unspoilt West Waterford, Paddy & Olive O’Gorman’s spacious farmhouse beside the River Nire is idyllically located where the Comeragh and ...
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                                        • Family Friendly Hotel of the Year - Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle, County Kerry Ireland
                                          Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle, Co Kerry
                                          There is a special art to providing the framework for successful family holidays in an hotel, and it lies firstly in ensuring that the different needs of both adults and children are catered for a ...
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                                          • Irish Breakfast Awards 2007
                                            Sponsored by Rudd's
                                            The National Breakfast Awards 2007 - sponsored by Rudd's
                                            National Breakfast Awards 2007
                                            There are many small ways in which establishments can make a lasting impression on their guests but – although this is in a sense beginning at the end – there are few to beat the impac ...
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