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Laois venues in the mix for prestigious Bar of the Year awards

Laois Bar of the Year Award

Four Laois businesses are in the running for honours at the prestigious 2022 Bar of the Year awards.

Now in their 17th year, the awards celebrate all that is great about Irish pubs, clubs and bars, showcasing the high standards of the Licensed Trade across the country.

Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue in Portlaoise, Lilly’s in Portlaoise, the Fisherman’s Thatched Inn and Ballykilcavan Brewery have all been shortlisted in different categories.

The Fisherman’s, located in Fisherstown between Ballybrittas and Vicarstown, is in two categories – ‘Traditional Bar of the Year’ as well as ‘Tourist Bar of the Year’.

Among its competition in the ‘Tourist Bar’ is the Shelbourne Bar in the Shelbourne Hotel, Bruxelles off Grafton Street, Searsons on Baggott Street and Durty Nellys in Bunratty.

In the ‘Late Bar/Nightclub’ section, Lilly’s Bar and Kitchen (as opposed to the Ember nightclub upstairs) is on 15 venues from around the country in the mix.

The Left Bank in Kilkenny, The Roost in Maynooth, The Front Door and the Living Room in Galway are all in that category also.

Kavanagh’s is shortlisted in the ‘Best Live Entertainment’ category alongside 16 different venues from around the country, including Fibber Magees in Galway, Dolan’s in Limerick, the Silken Thomas in Kildare Town and The Quays Bar in Temple Bar.

Ballykilcavan is in the ‘Visitor Attraction’ section where its competitions includes the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Lock 13 Brewpub and Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

All shortlisted premises are eligible for the Dingle Gin People’s Choice Awards, voted for by the public.

Voting will be carried out provincially in Dublin, Leinster, Munster, Connacht/Ulster with the winners of each province announced on the night from which the coveted Dingle Gin People’s Choice winner will be chosen! Vote Here

The winners of all categories will be revealed at a gala awards ceremony on 22nd August in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin and will be hosted by Alan Shortt.

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