2011 Emerald Awards

Every year I present awards for the “best of the best” in Ireland. From lodgings to restaurants to pubs. I am extremely particular about places that I personally recommend. Even more so for those receiving an award.

For 2011 I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all the winners!

Hotel of the Year: Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon

Guesthouse of the Year: Arthur’s Lodge Wood in Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Bed-and-Breakfast of the Year: Glenderan in Westport, Co. Mayo

Irish Classic: Blarney Vale House in Blarney, Co. Cork

Host of the Year: Eileen Creed at Ard Ri House in Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Romantic Elegance: Tankardstown House in Slane, Co. Meath

Best Irish Breakfast: Arthur’s Wood Lodge in Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Restaurant of the Year: Gulfstream Restaurant at Inchydoney Island Lodge in Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Pub of the Year: Yeats Tavern in Drumcliff, Co. Sligo

To view photos visit the IrelandYes.com Awards Page. And don’t forget the special offers and discounts from some of these award winners: Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011.

© 2011 Michele Erdvig

“Ireland Travel Expert”

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Author: Michele Erdvig

Michele has done and seen it all in Ireland. Specializing in Ireland for over 40 years, she is one of the foremost Ireland travel experts in the United States. She writes guidebooks and blogs about Ireland, creates custom Ireland itineraries and dispenses free advice on her Ireland Travel Forum. www.IrelandYes.com

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  1. nice, Michelle. you always introduce me to several palces I had not known about.

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  2. Thanks Michelle for the list of good spots!

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  3. I hope you get to visit some of the award-winners on your next trip. They really are special.

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  4. Great to see Yeats Tavern in Drumcliff there – have stopped off there many times on my way from Rathmullan in north Donegal to Ballymote in south Co. Sligo

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