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2010 Award Winners

  • Nick and Kathy Price
    Nick's Warehouse - Belfast
    A new award, in recognition of the special contribution made by exceptional individuals in Irish hospitality. It’s hard to believe that Nick and Kathy Price are celebrating 20 years in bu ...
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    • The BrookLodge & Wells Spa - Macreddin, Co Wicklow
      Numerous strands make up this complex operation – but, as you sense from the bright helpful staff and an atmosphere of care about the place, this very special hotel is more than the sum of i ...
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      • Campagne - Kilkenny
        The capital’s leading restaurants tend to hog the spotlight at awards and, while the size of the population means more top rank restaurants to choose from, excellence is no respecter of loca ...
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        • Eamonn O'Reilly - One Pico, Dublin
          One of the most coveted of all our awards, the title Chef of the Year has previously gone to some very distinguished heroes – and some unsung heroes - of the Irish food scene including Kevi ...
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          • The Ballymore Inn, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare
            Is it a pub? Or is it a restaurant? Much as the term ‘gastropub’ jars the nerves, it must be admitted that it just about sums this place up – you could certainly drop in here for ...
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            • Rathmullan House - Rathmullan County Donegal
              “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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              • Ahernes Seafood Restaurant - Youghal County Cork
                The BIM Seafood Circle is a programme highlighting the best places to buy fresh fish, and to dine out on seafood. The hospitality element endorses good seafood restaurants offering a high proporti ...
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                • Kealys Seafood Bar - Greencastle Co Donegal
                  Kealys Seafood Bar is right on the harbour at the Donegal fishing port of Greencastle – perfectly positioned for people travelling on the ferry between Greencastle and Magilligan Point in No ...
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                  • Irish Experience B&B 2010
                    Sponsored by Fáilte Ireland
                    Glasha - Ballymacarbry County Waterford
                    The rush of new hotels offering low cost breaks in recent years had the effect of putting pressure on the traditional B&B – but, as Failte Ireland recognise, a good B&B can offer gue ...
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                    • Good Things Cafe - Durrus, County Cork
                      This award recognises an indivdual or establishment demonstrating a total commitment to using the very best of fresh, seasonal and mainly local foods – and preparing them simply and with sty ...
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                      • The Sheelin Tea Shop - Bellanaleck County Fermanagh
                        This is a new award, taking in the very best among the kind of informal, accessibly priced restaurants people drop into without booking; it could include café bars etc, and most are all da ...
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                        • Taste of the Waterways Award 2010
                          Sponsored by Waterways Ireland
                          Cafe Merlot at Blakes of the Hollow - Enniskillen County Fermanagh
                          The Taste of the Waterways Award was introduced last year and it brings a new element to the selection, highlighting lovely and less-known watery parts of Ireland that are a joy to explore – ...
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                          • Kay McEvilly - Cashel House Hotel - County Galway
                            A natural talent for hospitality is the ace that Irish people keep up their sleeve – time and again visitor surveys confirm that, along with the landscape, it is mainly the warmth and engage ...
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                            • Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin
                              Other hospitality guides tend to focus exclusively on leisure travel, but many of those using our Guide and website (and joining our quality-led dining and breaks initiative, The G Club) are busin ...
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                              • Ballymaloe House - County Cork
                                Irish interest in wine has grown phenomenally in recent years – how many people saw a glass of wine as the natural accompaniment to a meal even a couple of decades ago? Our wine award has re ...
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                                • Ethnic Restaurant of the Year 2010
                                  Sponsored by Patak’s / Blue Dragon
                                  Kajjal - Malahide County Dublin
                                  The range of cuisines authentically represented in Irish restaurants is continually developing and, overall, ethnic restaurants have changed very much for the better in recent years.  The gr ...
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                                  • Sha Roe Bistro - County Carlow
                                    This is a very special award, because it invariably goes to an establishment that is really outstanding in every way – and has that special extra ‘something’ that makes a great a ...
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                                    • Bush Hotel - County Leitrim
                                      The question of ecological damage caused by tourism has been taxing many a mind of late, and we are no exceptions. When requesting factual data from recommended establishments over the last few ye ...
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                                      • Quality Hotel - County Cork
                                        Any parent worried about the weather when deciding whether to holiday in Ireland, should consider the growing number of hotels that have opted to specialise in family holidays, and particularly ou ...
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                                        • The Old Convent Gourmet Hideaway - County Tipperary
                                          Dozens of interesting places hidden around Ireland come under the microscope when we’re considering this much sought-after award, and we’re happy to report that this country is very we ...
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                                          • Gregans Castle - County Clare
                                            There’s been a tendency for country houses to go all posh and designery in recent years – losing their essential character and becoming, in some cases, too much like hotels. Not so ...
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                                            • Beech Hill House - Holywood County Down
                                              If you ever need somewhere really relaxing, peaceful and away-from-it all to stay near Belfast, Victoria Brann’s Georgian-style house in the hills above Holywood is just the place. Alt ...
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                                              • Killiane Castle - County Wexford
                                                A gently modernised, upgraded version of the Irish B&B/farmhouse experience meets the needs of the current climate very well – and it is good to see this traditional Irish hospitality be ...
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                                                • An Port Mor - Westport Co Mayo
                                                  Given the year that’s in it, it’s especially encouraging to find that there are still talented and committed people prepared to start up new enterprises. One such is Euro-Toques chef F ...
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                                                    • - Hotel Breakfast
                                                      Park Hotel Kenmare - County Kerry
                                                      In line with the excellence which prevails throughout the hotel, the outstanding breakfasts served at the Park start the day in style – table service is superbly professional (methodical, pr ...
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                                                      • - NATIONAL WINNER
                                                        • - B&B Breakfast
                                                          Beech Hill House - Holywood County Down
                                                          Victoria Brann’s experience in catering means she could whip up a marvellous meal with one hand tied behind her back- and makes her a very relaxed and engaging breakfast host. She treats gue ...
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                                                          • - Country House Breakfast
                                                            Gregans Castle - Ballyvaughan County Clare
                                                            Allow time to enjoy an excellent breakfast when staying at Gregans Castle - a delicious buffet is set up with fresh juices and fruits, organic cereals, freshly baked bread, home-made preserves and ...
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