February 2019: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that 11 members of Ireland's Blue Book received accolades at the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2019 which took place in Dublin on February 19th 2019.
Now in their third year, the Irish Breakfast Awards celebrate Ireland’s leading hospitality establishments and the people who strive to make the first meal of the day a particularly special experience for visitors and regulars alike.
According to Georgina Campbell, one of Ireland’s foremost food and hospitality writers, the significance of the humble breakfast cannot be underestimated, and it is as important to Ireland’s reputation in food and tourism as a world-class hotel or a fine dining restaurant. “A great Irish breakfast starts with the raw materials and as part of these awards, we identify exceptional Irish breakfast food producers who help chefs turn a good breakfast into an outstanding one,” said Georgina Campbell.
Ireland’s Blue Book winners of the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2019 included:
Park Hotel Kenmare, Co Kerry; Winner in the Five Star Hotel category
Marlfield House, Co. Wexford; Winner in the Four-Star Hotel category
Virginia Park Lodge, Co. Cavan; Winner in the Country House category
Wineport Lodge, Co. Westmeath; Winner in Guesthouse category
Longueville House, Co. Cork; Winner of the Irish Bread Award
Several Blue Book Houses were also Highly Commended, including:
Bushmills Inn Hotel, Co Antrim; Highly commended in the Four-Star Hotel category
Rathsallagh House, Co Wicklow; Highly commended in the Country House category
Rosleague Manor, Co Galway; Highly commended in the Country House category
Ghan House, Co Louth; Highly commended in the B&B category
King Sitric, Co. Dublin; Highly commended in the Ireland’s Breakfast Menu category
Viewmount House, Co Longford; Highly commended in the Ireland’s Breakfast Menu category
Speaking about the Awards, Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland said, “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to partner with Georgina Campbell and the Irish Breakfast Awards to highlight the important role that breakfast plays in providing visitors with a taste of Ireland. In recent years, the reputation of our breakfast offering has advanced in terms of quality and perception. Great strides have been made and the importance of a quality food experience cannot be underestimated especially for overseas visitors. We can raise our offering to the next level and ensure that our reputation as a producer of great quality food is maintained and indeed enhanced over the coming years.”
For more information on the awards, please see www.ireland-guide.com
Georgina Campbell’s Irish Breakfast Awards in association with Fáilte Ireland celebrates the finest Irish food producers and those who take special pride in preparing and serving the best breakfasts in Ireland. Highly sought after, the award winners are selected based on the findings of Georgina Campbell’s annual assessment process; a team of independent assessors travel incognito to every county in Ireland to assess the breakfast offering at recommended establishments. Georgina Campbell also operates the independent Georgina Campbell’s Ireland guides in print and online.