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As Ireland's leading independent hospitality guide we will lead you to the very best places to eat, drink & stay wherever you are on the island of Ireland.

At Georgina Campbell Guides, independence is at the core of our philosophy and we have always selected establishments for recommendation on merit alone. Using the respected and trusted method of anonymous assessment - by experienced assessors, who pay their bills like anyone else...

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Win a Short Break at Dromquinna Manor

The Potting Sheds A beautiful late 19th century waterside property outside Kenmare in Co Kerry, John Brennan’s Dromquinna Manor is best known as a desirable venue for weddings and events, its woodland glamping tents - and its atmospheric Boathouse Bistro. But there are changes afoot these days and some unusual - and very appealing - accommodation has recently been added, including four luxurious garden rooms The Potting Sheds.

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2018 Award Winners


Georgina Campbell 'Hospitality Hero' Award 2018

Viewmount House and VM Restaurant Longford, Co. Longford
Viewmount House and VM Restaurant
Having quietly restored their lovely Longford property Viewmount House, and created its beautiful gardens over two decades, James and Beryl Kearne ...
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Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year 2018

Noble Holywood, Co. Down
Our Casual Dining award aims to highlight the quality of (mainly) smaller establishments - ambitious restaurants with an informal style, and espec ...
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Guesthouse Of The Year 2018

Old Bank House, The Kinsale, Co. Cork
Old Bank House, The
The best Irish guesthouses are in a league of their own and have USPs that allow them to thrive regardless of the challenges of being sandwiched b ...
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Farmhouse Of The Year 2018

Hillcrest Farm Ahakista, Co. Cork
Hillcrest Farm
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 ...
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Newcomer Of The Year 2018

Bullitt Belfast Co. Antrim
This is always one of our most exciting awards … the ‘short list’ is anything but - and how could it be otherwise when the ...
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Country House Of The Year 2018

Virginia Park Lodge Virginia, Co. Cavan
You can’t beat a country house for a refreshing short break or to provide a atmospheric setting for special occasions - and this unusual pla ...
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Hideaway Of The Year 2018

Castle Murray House Dunkineely, Co. Donegal
Castle Murray House
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 ...
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Business Destination Of The Year 2018

Tankardstown House Slane, Co. Meath
Tankardstown House
While other guides are focused solely on the leisure market, we have always taken the needs of business guests into account when making our select ...
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Family Friendly Destination Of The Year 2018

Amber Springs Hotel & Health Spa Gorey, Co. Wexford
Amber Springs Hotel & Health  Spa
 Family-friendliness is increasingly important in Irish hospitality and our Family Friendly award is more highly valued each year, as times c ...
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Hotel of the Year 2018

Twelve Hotel, The Co. Galway
Twelve Hotel, The
As long as we have great independent hoteliers an important aspect of this country’s unique appeal will be in safe hands. We must treasure t ...
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Outstanding Guest Experience Award 2018

Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse & QCs Seafood Restaurant Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse & QCs Seafood Restaurant
What makes a great hospitality experience? Ireland is blessed with a generous sprinkling of those uniquely satisfying places where interesting and ...
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Host Of The Year 2018

Dromoland Castle Hotel Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
Dromoland Castle Hotel
Time after time, visitor satisfaction surveys tell us the same story about the things people love about Ireland - everyone loves the wonderful sce ...
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Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2018

Hooked Co. Galway
Although we eat less fish at home than might be expected for an island nation, everybody – whether living in Ireland or just visiting - seem ...
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Street Food of the Year 2018

Food Depot - Gourmet Street Kitchen Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Ireland has gone street food crazy lately and there’s some real quality popping up in food trucks and stalls in the most unlikely places, in ...
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Restaurant of the Year 2018

Dax Restaurant Dublin 2
Dax Restaurant
In a town where new restaurants are stealing the limelight every month it’s reassuring to know that some of the long-established gems - like ...
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'Just Ask' Restaurant of the Year 2018 sponsored by Bord Bia

Bay Tree Bistro Waterford, Co. Waterford
 “Just Ask!” is a public awareness campaign that aims to encourage consumers when eating out to look for information on where the ...
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Atmospheric Restaurant Of The Year 2018

Boathouse Bistro, The Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Boathouse Bistro, The
Irish diners place a high premium on atmosphere – often rating it even above the quality of food when choosing where to eat out – but ...
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A Taste of the Waterways Award 2018

St Georges Terrace Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Ireland’s inland waterways are nothing short of a national treasure yet, for most people, they’re very much an adventure waiting to ha ...
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Wine Award Of The Year 2018

Green Man Wines Dublin 6
While craft beers and independent distilleries have been making all the headlines in recent years - and the best ones are very deserving of their ...
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Pet Friendly Establishment of the Year 2018

Pupp Dublin 8
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, ...
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Ethnic Restaurant Of The Year 2018

Nightmarket Dublin 6
There has been an ‘Ethnic Restaurant’ category in our awards since their inception in the early ‘90s. Originally interpreted as ...
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Pub Of The Year 2018

Bar One Gastro Pub Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Bar One Gastro Pub
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 ...
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B&B Of The Year 2018

Muldowneys B&B Burtonport, Co. Donegal
Muldowneys B&B
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 b ...
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Chef of the Year 2018

Dromoland Castle Hotel Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare
Dromoland Castle Hotel
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 ...
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Café Of The Year 2018

CakeFace Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
CakeFace
This award gives recognition to the best of those valuable all-day operations – usually small and owner-run – which not only lift the ...
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Natural Food Award 2018

Vasco Fanore, 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 ha ...
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Car Rentals

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Gardens

Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden
Aultaghreagh Cottage Garden
There's nothing more encouraging than visiting enthusiasts' gardens, especially when s ...
There’s nothing more encouraging than visiting enthusiasts’ gardens, especially when starting a new garden. Christine and Les Wilson have had a ... View all Read on

Golf

Powerscourt Golf Club
Just half an hour south of Dublin, set in breath taking surroundings of one of the fin ...
Just half an hour south of Dublin, set in breath taking surroundings of one of the finest estates in Europe, in the county known as the Garden of Ireland, P ... View all Read on

What's On

Portlaoise Farmers Market - Co Laois - Fridays
Portlaoise Farmers Market - Friday 10-3pm Market Square, Portlaoise, Co Laois Contact: Ray Dunne 086 833 1006 raydunne@freerangemeats.ie View all Read on

Tourist Attractions

Connemara National Park
Situated near Letterfrack, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares (4,942 a ...
Situated near Letterfrack, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and wo ... View all Read on

Weddings

Rosleague Manor Hotel
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Mark Foyle’s graciously proportioned, pink-washed Regency house looks out serenely across gardens planted with rare shrubs and plants to a tidal inlet ... View all Read on