Thank you to all of those who submitted an entry for the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2019

Out of the hundreds of entries received we are delighted to announce the finalists which are listed below.

INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVES

Best International Marketing Initiative

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Pharos Reizen van ANWB

2) Travelzoo

3) Expedia Group Media Solutions

4) Kerry County Council

5) Aer Lingus

Best International Access Initiative

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Emirates

2) Stena Line

3) Dublin Port Company

4) Aer Lingus

5) Dublin Airport

TOURISM EXPERIENCES

Best Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Experience
(Large)

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre

2) The Gourmet Greenway – Mulranny Park Hotel

3) European Region of Gastronomy 2018, Galway

4) The Blasket Experience – Office of Public Works

5) Cliffs of Moher Centre

Best Wild Atlantic Way Tourism Experience
(Small)

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

2) Killary Adventure Company

3) Parknasilla Resort & Spa

4) Loophead Lighthouse Visitor Experience

5) Unique Ascent

Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience
(Large)

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Castlecomer Discovery Park

2) The Spike Island Experience

3) House of Waterford Crystal

4) Waterford Greenway

5) Jameson Distillery Midleton

Best Ireland’s Ancient East Tourism Experience
(Small)

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) King of the Vikings 3D Virtual Reality Adventure

2) Making Mór of Ireland’s Ancient East – The Irish Experience

3) Farm to Fork Tour – EI Travel Group

4) Driftwood Tours – Vagabond Tours of Ireland

5) Bargetrips on the Grand Canal – bargetrip.ie

Best Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands Tourism Experience

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Baysports

2) Waterways Ireland

3) Shannon Princess

4) Lough Key Forest & Activity Park

5) Irish Boat Rental Association

Best Dublin Tourism Experience
(Large)

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) National Gallery of Ireland

2) Malahide Castle and Gardens

3) The Little Museum of Dublin

4) Teeling Whiskey Distillery

5) Jameson Distillery Bow Street

Best Dublin Tourism Experience
(Small)

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Pearse Lyons Distillery

2) Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

3) Fab Food Trails

4) Ericsson Skyline Tour, Croke Park

5) 14 Henrietta Street – Dublin City Council Culture Company

Best Festival / Event Experience

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

2) Galway International Arts Festival

3) Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin

4) Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda 2018

5) St. Patrick’s Festival

Best Food / Beverage Experience

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Misunderstood Heron Food Truck

2) Hook Lighthouse Sunset Tour & Food Experience

3) The Seafood Cafe by Niall Sabongi

4) Galway Food Tours

5) Highbank Orchards

TOURISM INNOVATIONS

Best Meet in Ireland Business Tourism Innovation

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Odyssey International, DMC

2) The Convention Centre Dublin

3) Moloney & Kelly

4) Cork Convention Bureau

5) World Meeting of Families 2018 and Abbey Conference & Events

Best Environmental Tourism Innovation

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Make Kilkee Plastic Free – Kilkee Chamber of Commerce

2) Munster Vales

3) Lough Boora Discovery Park

4) Lough Muckno – Monaghan County Council

5) Vagabond Tours

Best Innovative Place to Stay

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Breac.House

2) Clare Island Lighthouse

3) The Gleneagle Group Accessibility Strategy

4) Ard Nahoo Eco Retreat

5) Burren Glamping

Best Entrepreneurial Tourism Innovation

THE 5 FINALISTS FOR THIS AWARD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) CultureMee

2) Irish Food Tours

3) StoryTracks

4) EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

5) Staypal