Bord na Mona Lough Boora Park won big at the Inaugural Midlands Radio 3 Awards held in the Park Hotel in Portlaoise taking home” The Overall Tourist Attraction of the Year” for the Midlands prize. Lough Boora Park was nominated by listeners of the Radio 3 show and then passed on to an independent judging panel made up of experts in this area.
Over 40 businesses were recognised at the inaugural Midlands 103 Hospitality Awards. More than 350 people gathered in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise to celebrate their success.
Among the judges were celebrity Maitre D’ Nick Muiner, who says he was impressed by the standards in the region:
Tourist Attraction of the Year – Lough Boora Discovery Park
Restaurant of the Year – Browne’s on the Green, Tyrellspass
Hotel of the Year – Tullamore Court
Bar of the Year – The Chambers, Mullingar
Wedding Venue of the Year – Glasson Country House Hotel
Judges’ Rising Stars Awards:
Bar Sector – Mary Hensey, Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre
Hotel – Sarah Alexander, The Central Hotel, Tullamore
Restaurant – Kate Szyndizidorz, Esquires Cáfe
Judges’ Special Merit Awards:
Bay Sports Boat Training and Water Sports Centre
Weir’s Bar and Restaurant, Multyfarnham