June 19, 2024


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Ashford Castle Named Supreme Winner at 2021 Gold Medal Awards


Co.Galway’s Ashford Castle was named Supreme Winner (sponsored by Resort & Catering Assessment) at the 2022 Gold Medal Awards. Celebrating a amazing 32 decades, the Gold Medal Awards are the top impartial awards for the Irish hospitality industry and intention to recognise and rejoice the superb achievements of the hotel and catering sector all through the region about the previous twelve months.

Following the final two yrs of Covid 19 disruption throughout the nation, the Gold Medal Awards declared Gold, Silver and Bronze winners across most groups!

Showing that Ireland’s status for famed hospitality stretches throughout the region, there was a strong regional distribute amongst the winners. The Kingsley Resort, Co. Cork was named Gold Winner of Ireland’s 4 Star Lodge even though the Gold winner of Ireland’s Four Star Lodge Spa Practical experience was Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort Co. Antrim (sponsored by Enterprise Put up). The honour of Ireland’s Website Contract Caterer was taken dwelling by Sodexo Lilly Kinsale (sponsored by Excel Recruitment). Individuals organizing their significant day should hold an eye on Fernhill Dwelling,  Co. Cork who took dwelling the coveted award for Ireland’s Wedding day Lodge (sponsored by Virgin Media).

Each shortlisted property was also place forward for an extra award – Ireland’s Favorite Put to Stay, which was voted for by the public. After more than 7000 votes had been counted,Parknasilla Vacation resort and Spa, Co. Kerry was crowned Ireland’s Favourite Location to Continue to be

With 168 finalists up for honours, the judges reached a mammoth task of choosing 56 superb attributes for recognition. The winners of all categories were being revealed at a gala awards ceremony on 22nd March in the Lyrath Estate, Co. Kilkenny. 

Donagh Davern, FIHI and member of the Judging Panel reported of the awards, “The very last variety of decades are unprecedented in the hospitality sector and extraordinary efforts have been produced in the market to defeat the challenges posed by the Pandemic. As the entire world fortunately emerges from this time, Gold Medal Inspectors had been delighted to be back again on the highway, visiting some wonderful qualities, exactly where the key is their remarkable individuals. Men and women have often been at the heart of our industry and will go on to distinguish homes from their competition.”

 #GMA2021 trended as Ireland’s Amount 1 Tweet from 22nd March 10pm and remained in the leading 10 Tweet’s in Eire for 24 hours


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