The Irish Pub Awards Connuaght Regional finals were held in Maxwells Pub, Claremorris last night(2nd October 2018) with Gilroy’s Pub, Enniscrone, Co Sligo named Best Local. There were nine categories in total and all nine winners will now go forward to the final of the National Pub Awards at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin 4 on Wednesday 21st November when the National Category Winners and the overall Irish Pub of the Year will be announced.
The winners in the Connaught Region are:
An Púcán, 11 Forster Street, Galway City – Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance
The Quays Bar, Latin Quarter, Galway City – Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO
Lowry’s Bar, Market Street, Clifden, Co Galway – Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors
Carroll’s Bar, Dominick Street Lower, Galway City – Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers
John Keogh’s, The Lock Keeper, Upper Dominick Street, Galway City – Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken
Gilroy’s Pub, 4 Main Street, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo – Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo
1520Bar, Quay Street, Galway City – Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy
The Oarsman, Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim – Best Food sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace
John and Ann Nevin, Nevin’s Newfield Inn, Mulranny, Co Mayo – Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard
The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) and the Licenced Vintners Association of Ireland (LVA). A series of seven regional events take place around Ireland between 11th September and 11th October to announce 63 finalists throughout seven regions.