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Tourism/Leisure

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Overall Tourist Attraction of the Year
  • Clonmacnoise Visitors Centre, OPW, Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly
  • Birr Castle & Gardens, Birr , Co. Offaly
  • Tullamore Dew, Bury Quay, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Moate Amenity Park at Dun Na Si, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Best Leisure Centre
  • Bridge House Hotel Leisure, Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Club Vitae, Maldron Hotel, Abbeyleix Rd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Athlone IT Sports Centre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Tullamore Court Hotel Leisure,Centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Best Leisure Attraction
  • Athlone Whiskey Tours, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Playtown Tullamore, Axis Business Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Mollie Moo's Pet Farm, Rudemham Lodge, Rochfort Demesne, Mullingar, Co.Westmeath
  • Silverline Cruisers, The Marina, Banagher, Co. Offaly
Best Festival
  • Birr Vintage Festival
  • Canal Festival, Hugh Lynches, Kilbride St, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Durrow, Co. Laois
  • Queen of the Land, Ballinough, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Best Leisure Activity
  • Lilliput Adventure Centre, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath
  • Mollie Moo's Pet Farm, Tudenham, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
  • Playtown Tullamore, Axis Business Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Birr Castle & Gardens, Birr
Best Event
  • All American Car Truck and Bike Show, Midlands American Auto Club, The Show grounds, Kilbeggan
  • Tullamore Show, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Queen of the Land, Offaly Macra
  • Colm Quinn Cheltenham Night, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Kilbeggan Races, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
Best Heritage Site
  • Birr Castle & Gardens, Birr Co. offaly
  • Athlone Castle, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Belvedere House & Gardens, Belvedere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
  • Boora Parklands, Boora, Co. Offaly
Best Cultural Experience
  • Athlone Whiskey Tours, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Birr Castle & Gardens, Birr, Co. Offaly
  • JJ Houghs, Banagher, Co. Offaly
  • Tullamore Dew, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Best Caravan/Camping/Glamping Experience
  • Glamping Under the Stars
  • Giltraps Glamping, Kinnitty, Co. Offaly
  • Mount Druid Glamping, Castletowngeoghan, Co. Westmeath

Hotels

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Overall Hotel of the Year
  • The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois
  • Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Sheraton Hotel, Athlone
  • Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar Co. Westmeath
Best Boutique Hotel
  • Annebrook House Hotel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
  • Doolys Hotel, Birr, Co. Offaly
  • Prince of Wales, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Harry's Of Kinnegad, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
Best Customer Service (Hotel)
  • Killeshin Hotel, Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
  • Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Annebrook House Hotel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar Co. Westmeath
  • The Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Radisson Blu, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Wedding Venue of the Year
  • Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise,Co. Laois
  • The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois
  • Annebrook House Hotel, Austin Friar St. Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
  • County Arms Hotel, Birr, CO. Offaly
  • Bloomfield House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Best Family Hotel
  • Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Athlone Springs Hotel, Monkslands, Athlone, Co. Roscommon
  • Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Best Value Hotel
  • Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Central Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Hotel Castlepollard
  • Maldron Hotel, Abbeyleix Rd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Wedding Coordinator of the Year
  • Antonia Smyth, The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly-
  • Ciara Slammon, Annebrook House Hotel, Mullinar, Co. Westmeath
  • Cavan Dunne, The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Donna Duffy, Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore
  • Aidan Kelly, Kinnitty Castle, Kinnitty, Co. Offaly
Best Destination Hotel
  • The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois
  • Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Best Hotel Manager
  • Barry Kennedy, Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Darren Harding, Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Michael Murphy, Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Darragh Cruise, The Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Philip O' Brien, Tullamore, Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
(Hotel) Receptionist of the Year
  • Theresa Fennelly, Maldron Hotel, Abbeyleix Rd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Mary Murray, Tullamore Court Hotel
  • Martina McCarthy, Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore
Best Hotel Bar
  • Bridge Bar, Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Manor Hotel Bar, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
  • Horseshoe Bar, Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar, co Westmeath
  • Berty's Bar, Annebrook House Hotel, Pearse St, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Best Business Hotel
  • Killeshin Hotel,Dublin Rd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Athlone Springs Hotel, Monksland, Athlone
  • Maldron Hotel, Abbeyleix Rd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Best Guest House
  • Townsend House, Townsend St, Birr, Co. Offaly
  • Annaharvey Farm, Portarlington Rd, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • The Gandon Inn, Emo, Co. Laois
  • Sea Dew House, Clonminch Rd, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Best Leisure Centre (Hotel)
  • Midlands Park Hotel
  • Mullingar Park Hotel
  • Tullamore Court Hotel
  • Hodson Bay Hotel

Pubs/Bars

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Overall Pub of the Year
  • Peadars Bar, Main St. Moate, Co. Westmeath
  • Scanlon's, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
  • Sportsmans Inn, Daingean, Co. Offaly
  • O'Gormans Pub, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Weirs Bar, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath
  • Gillerans Bar, Harbour St, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Bar Food of the Year
  • Scanlon's Kinnegad
  • Gillerans Bar, Harbour St, Mullingar
  • Murphys Law, Mardyke St, Athlone
  • O'Gormans, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • O' Dea's Bar & Bistro, Main St, Portarlington, Co. Laois
  • Brewery Tap, O' Connor Square, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Bar Manager of the Year
  • John Cannon, The Phoenix, Tullamore
  • Ricky Byrne The Chambers, Mount St, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
  • Mick Killeen, Killeen's, Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly
  • Amber McGuire, Cosy Bar, Main St, Clonaslee, Co. Laois
Country Bar of the Year
  • Peadars Bar, Main Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
  • Weirs Bar & Restaurant, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath
  • Monika's Cosy Bar, Main St. Clonaslee, Co. Laois
  • The Sportsman Inn, Daingean, Co. Offaly
Music Venue of the Year
  • Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Sally Gardens, 66 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • The Well, Moate, Co. Westmeath
  • The Chambers, Mount St, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Staff Personality of the Year
  • Pauline O Connor, The Bay Tree, Hynes Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Olive Gallagher, Joe Lee's Pub, Church St. Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Sharon Hickey, Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
  • Mary Bland, The Bog Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Pauric Costello, The Chambers Bar, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Tourist Bar of the Year
  • P Egans, Moate, Co. Westmeath
  • The Fisherman's Thatched Inn, Ballybrittas, Co. Laois
  • JJ Hough, Banagher, Co. Offaly
  • Lukers of Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly
  • Peadars, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Best Bar for Sport
  • The Phoenix, O' Connor Square, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • The Castle Inn, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • O'Gormans, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • The Sportsman Inn, Daingean, Co. Offaly
Best Traditional Bar
  • Peadars Bar, Main Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
  • Scanlon's, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
  • Killeens Bar, Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly
  • JJ Hough, Main St, Banagher, Co. Offaly

Restaurants

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Overall Restaurant of the Year
  • Blue Apron, Harbour St, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Batonis Restaurant, The Gata House, Emo, Co.Laois
  • Thyme Restaurant, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Robs Ranch House, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Weirs, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath
  • Corner House Bistro, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Best Value Restaurant
  • La Cucina, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Stradbally Fayre, Main St, Stradbally Co. Laois
  • Bog Rd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Tuar Ard Coffee Shop, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Best Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Batonis Restaurant, The Gata House, Emo, Co. Laois
  • The Blue Apron, Harbour St, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Captain House, Main Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Thyme Restaurant, Custume Place, Athlone
Best Customer Service (Restaurant)
  • KafĂ© U, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Corner House Bistro, Athlone
  • Batonis Restaurant, The Gata House, Emo, Co. Laois
  • The Bog Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • The Pantry, Portlaoise, Co.Laois
Best Café
  • Kafe U, Dublin Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Beans & Leaves, Lloyds Lane, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Savoury Fare, Fernhill Garden Centre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • The Pantry, Main Street, Portlaoise. Co. Laois
  • Bowes Foodhall & Cafe, The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois
Best Dining Experience
  • The Blue Apron, Harbour St, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Townsend House Tapas Restaurant, Birr, Co. Offaly
  • Corner House Bistro, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Tynans Store Yard, Kew Lew Business Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Best New Establishment (Restaurant)
  • The Bay Tree, Hynes Square, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Rob's Ranch House, Sean Costello St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Savoury Fare, Fernhill Garden Centre, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • The Willow Tree, Rathdowney Golf Club, Co. Laois
Best Restaurant Manager
  • Martina Linehan, Beans & Leaves, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Rachel Doyle, The Pantry, Portlaoise
  • Katrina Hannon, Corner House Bistro, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Arif Soysal, Captain House, Main Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Best Hotel Restaurant
  • Balcone Italiane, Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
  • Kelly's Steakhouse, Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Old House Restaurant, Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar
  • Abbeyleix Manor,Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
Best Casual Dining
  • Townsend House & Tapas Bar, Birr, Co. Offaly
  • The Bog Road, Portlaoise
  • Kin Khao Thai Restaurant, Abbey Lane, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Robs Ranch House, Irishtown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Chef of the Year
  • Michael Gecu, Scanlon's Bar & Restaurant, Main Street, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
  • Conor Slevin, Savoury Fare, Monksland, Athlone,
  • Regina Baguckyte, O'Gormans Restaurant, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Jackie Kane, Hotel Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath


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