Revealed: Carlow businesses win big at this year's prestigious Irish Hospitality Awards

Well deserved!

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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Avlon House Bed and Breakfast

Two Carlow businesses took home national awards when over 300 of elite professionals gathered at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport Hotel on Monday for the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019.

The ceremony acknowledged the commitment of local professionals and establishments, from restaurants, bars, hotels to festivals and venues that have stood out from the rest due to their dedication to the customer satisfaction.

The winners, who are chosen by members of the public, are a true reflection of the hard work, quality and impeccable customer service that is offered in the hospitality industry.

The awards also showcased those individuals who continue to thrive and whose excellence has led them at the forefront of the industry.

The prestigious event was hosted by the best-selling author, Andrea Hayes. 

There were 28 accolades presented to the deserving winners. Several of the awards were split into local regions to ensure the diverse range of hospitality businesses from across Ireland are acknowledged for their exceptional performance.

A spokesperson for the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 said: "The hospitality industry has grown significantly over the years and this has introduced new challenges to the professionals who work within the sector. 

"The customer expectations have been increased but these winners are the experts in meeting their customers’ needs and demands in the best possible way.

"The awards aimed to thank those who make a huge contribution to enhancing the country’s tourism and reputation, whose work often remains overshadowed.

"We would like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their amazing achievements."

The Carlow winners at the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 were:

Best Nightclub:The Foundry Nightclub (Carlow)

Bed & Breakfast of the Year Midlands: Avlon House Bed & Breakfast (Carlow)