Dublin B&B owner wins hospitality award
The owner of a Dublin bed and breakfast was today presented with a top hospitality award.
Mary Buckley of Sandyhills B&B in Rush clinched the AA Ireland 'Bean an Ti' accolade which celebrates exceptional commitment and hard work by a proprietor.
Tourism Minister Mary Hanafin presented the AA hospitality awards, which are among the most prestigious in the industry.
Ms Buckley, who opened the B&B five years ago, said although she was a latecomer to the business she had a wealth of experience in running a home.
"Applying these skills professionally was a simple progression and the real secret to making guests at Sandyhills feel right at home," Ms Buckley said.
She has attended various baking courses and a chocolate making class in Germany.
The AA Hotel of the Year prize went to the Kildare Hotel and Country Club, Co Kildare.