Some of the finest pubs in the South West representing counties Limerick, Clare and Kerry are celebrating following their success at the 2018 Irish Pub Awards Regional Finals, which took place in Bobby Byrne’s Pub, 3 O’Connell Avenue, Limerick City yesterday evening (25th September 2018). 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 South West Region are:
Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder, 93 New Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry – Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance
Dolan’s Pub, Alphonsus Street, Dock Road, Limerick City – Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO
Durty Nelly’s, Bunratty, Co Clare – Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors
Fanny O’Dea’s Pub, Lissycasey, Ennis, Co Clare – Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers
Hiway Bar and Restaurant, Nessan’s Road, Dooradoyle, Limerick City – Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken
Murphy’s Bar, Farran, Brandon, Co. Kerry – Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo
1314 Thirteen Fourteen, Cecil Street, Limerick City – Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy
The Roadside Tavern, Rooska, Rathbaun, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare – Best Food sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace
Gary O’Donnell, Bailey’s Corner Bar, Castle Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry – Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod Ricard
The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by the Vintners Association of Ireland (VFI) and the Licenced Vintners Association of Ireland (LVA). A series of seven regional events will take place around Ireland between 11th September and 11th October to announce 63 finalists throughout seven regions.