Winners Announced At Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards

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Winners Announced At Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards

Dublin's Merrion Hotel (pictured), Ballynahinch Castle in Galway and the Gougane Barra Hotel of Cork were in the winners enclosure today in the categories for best 5-star, 4-star and 3-star Hotel, respectively, at the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards.

Launched in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, the ceremony was spearheaded by president of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, Georgina Campbell, for the purpose of creating a benchmark system that would motivate the industry to raise the standards of the Irish Breakfast experience.

Speaking at the event, Campbell stated that she "would like to congratulate all the recipients today who have come from the four corners of Ireland to be here. The standards across the country have been set by these Irish hospitality providers and Irish food producers who have excelled in their delivery of and contribution to the Irish Breakfast experience."

Apart from the three hotels mentioned above, those honoured at today's event included Cork's Ballymaloe House, which took home the award for 'Best Country House', Newforge House of Down, which was named 'Best Guest House' and Corrib House of Galway, which won 'Best B&B', while Dundrum's Overends at Airfield Estate snagged the title of 'Best Visitor Attraction',

Meanwhile, Burren Glamping in Clare was proclaimed to have the 'Best Welcome Standard' and Rua cafe of Castlebar was said to provide the 'Best Brunch'.


The full list of winners are as follows:

Five-star hotel: The Merrion, Dublin

Highly commended: Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast and The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney

Four-star hotel: Ballynahinch Castle, Recess, Co Galway

Highly commended: The Mustard Seed, Ballingarry and Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena


Three-star hotel: Gougane Barra Hotel, Macroom, Co Cork

Highly commended: Killeen House Hotel, Killarney and Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel

Country House: Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co Cork

Highly commended: Roundwood House, Mountrath and Rathmullan House, Co Donegal

Guest House: Newforge House, Magheralin, Co Down


Highly commended: MacNean House, Blacklion and Inch House, Thurles

B&B: Corrib House, Galway

Highly commended: Ballinwillin House, Mitchelstown and The Mill Restaurant & Accommodation, Dunfanaghy

Welcome Standard: Burren Glamping, Kilfenora, Co Clare

Highly commended: Bervie, Achill Island and The Tannery, Dungarvan


Visitor Attraction: Overends at Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin

Highly commended: Native by Yellow Door at the MAC, Belfast and Courtyard Café, Birr Castle, Co Offaly

Brunch: Rua, Castlebar, Co Mayo

Highly commended: Knox, Sligo and Hatch & Sons Irish Kitchen, Dublin

Irish breakfast foods

Meats: O’Neill’s dry cure bacon

Fish: Burren Smokehouse smoked salmon

Cereals: Flahavan’s Oats

Dairy: Clandeboye Estate yoghurt