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Laois hotel among the winners at Irish Hospitality Awards

The Midlands Park Hotel was among the winners at the second Irish Hospitality Awards at  the Crowne Plaza in Dublin on Tuesday of this week.

The Irish Hospitality Awards 2018 are a celebration of the success of local professionals and establishments. The winners are a true reflection of high standard and customer service as they are chosen by members of the general public.

The black tie event was hosted by Klara McDonnell and the Portlaoise-based hotel won the award for ‘Hotel Team of the Year’.

She welcomed on stage talented individuals and businesses from the hospitality sector, acknowledged for constantly delivering memorable experiences and high-quality services to their clients.

Several of the awards were split into local regions to ensure the diverse range of hospitality businesses from across Ireland are recognised for their exceptional work.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic, said: “We are honoured to have welcomed such great finalists and winners representing the Irish hospitality industry at the Irish Hospitality Awards this year.

“We are very delighted that we have awarded some of the top contenders of the hospitality industry in Ireland that enhance the country’s reputation nationally and internationally.

“These were the second Irish Hospitality Awards. They were a true reflection of the talent in Ireland and we will continue delivering such awards ceremonies to make sure that the hospitality professionals In Ireland get the recognition they deserve.

“We would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their achievements!”

In addition, the awards supported the Make-A-Wish Ireland, whose aim is to grant wishes of children fighting life-threatening conditions.

The full list of winners are:

Family Venue of the Year: Fethard Folk Park & Market (Fethard)
Best Day Out: Killary Sheep Farm (Tralee)
Best Irish Festival: Listowel Writers’ Week (Listowel)
Romantic Hotel of the Year: Ashford Castle (Cong)
Shopping Complex of the Year: Blanchardstown Centre (Blanchardstown)
Best Restaurant Team: Toscana (Dublin)
Best Dining Experience: BANG Restaurant (Dublin)
Children’s Play Centre of the Year: The Play Centre (Kingscourt)
Best Cinema Experience: IMC Dun Laoghaire (Dun Laoghaire)
Best Entertaining Team: Lough Boora Discovery Park (Boora)
Best Bar: Farren’s Bar (Malin Head)
Best Nightclub: The Wright Venue (Dublin)
Boutique Hotel of the Year: The Lodge at Ashford Castle (Cong)
Best Caravan Site: Hidden Valley Holiday Park (Rathdrum)
Best Family Dining Restaurant: Farmer Browns Rathmines (Dublin)
Tourist Attraction of the Year: Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin)
Outdoor Venue of the Year: Celtic Adventures (Clogherhead)
Best Sports Bar: Murray’s (Dublin)
City Hotel of the Year: Clayton Hotel (Cork)
Resort Hotel of the Year: Galmont Hotel & Spa (Galway)
Hotel Team of the Year: Midlands Park Hotel (Portlaoise)
Best Hotel General Manager: Simon Mooney at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort (Moyvalley)
Hotel of the Year: Silver Tassie Hotel (Letterkenny)
Caterer of the Year: Uisneach Catering (Mullingar)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year Borders: Rosemount B&B (Dundalk)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year Midlands: Highfield House (Trim)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year West: Rocksberry Bed & Breakfast (Castlebar)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year Dublin: Ferry House Bed and Breakfast (Dublin)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year South West: Coomassigview View B&B (Sneem)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year South East: Rathaspeck Manor Country Home B&B (Rathaspeck)
Bed & Breakfast of the Year Overall Winner: Rosemount B&B (Dundalk)
Pub/Inn of the Year Borders: Nancy’s Bar (Ardara)
Pub/Inn of the Year Midlands: Danny Byrnes (Mullingar)
Pub/Inn of the Year West: Guirys Bar (Foxford)
Pub/Inn of the Year Dublin: Lanigan’s Pub (Dublin)
Pub/Inn of the Year South West: Kate Kearneys Cottage (Killarney)
Pub/Inn of the Year South East: Phil Grimes Pub (Waterford)
Pub/Inn of the Year Overall Winner: Lanigan’s Pub (Dublin)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Borders: Riva Brasserie (Dundalk)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Midlands: Franzinis (Trim)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year West: House of Plates (Castlebar)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Dublin: Kilkenny Cafe and Restaurant (Dublin)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year South West: Cafe Velo (Cork)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year South East: Burzza (Waterford)
Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Riva Brasserie (Dundalk)
Restaurant of the Year Borders: People’s Restaurant (Caven)
Restaurant of the Year Midlands: The Kitchen (Trim)
Restaurant of the Year West: Milano (Ennis)
Restaurant of the Year Dublin: Drury Buildings (Dublin)
Restaurant of the Year South West: Goldbergs Bar and Kitchen (Cork)
Restaurant of the Year South East: The Duck Terrace Restaurant, Café & Bar (Gorey)
Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: People’s Restaurant (Caven)
Sports Venue of the Year: Leopardstown Racecourse (Dublin)
Live Entertainment Venue of the Year: Monroe’s Live (Galway)

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