Local venues Great Carvery shortlist

Published 10/09/2013 | 05:32

TWO local venues have beaten off stiff competition from hotels and pubs around the country to be shortlisted by the public in the fourth annual Great Carvery of the Year competition.

The Radisson Blu Dublin Airport and the Crowne Plaza Hotel are all through to the next stage of the competition following a five-week long mystery shopper campaign. These venues are still in with a chance of being crowned the Great Carvery Hotel of the Year and Great Carvery Public House of the Year at the Grand Final in Dublin this September.

All finalists are invited to attend the second annual Great Carvery of the Year Grand Final in Dublin this month. Here the provincial winners from Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster will be revealed, along with the overall Great Carvery Public House of the Year and Great Carvery Hotel of the Year. Competition ambassador Tommy Bowe will be on hand to present the awards to all of this year's winners and finalists. The overall winning venues will receive marketing support to the value of €2,500 each. The winners will also receive a specially commissioned wall to remind customers that they are about to sit down and enjoy the best carvery in Ireland!

GALA GATHERING GIVEAWAY

TO celebrate its 15th anniversary and The Gathering, Gala is giving 15 lucky people the chance to come home to Ireland for The Gathering. No matter how near or far, the giveaway enables Ireland's mums, dads, grandparents', siblings and friends to nominate a loved one to return home for a gathering of their choice.

The month long promotion, which runs until September 29, is the first of two initiatives from Gala to celebrate its 15th anniversary. There are a number of ways to enter the giveaway and win a return trip home for a loved one – post, email and Facebook. For more information, drop in to any Gala store nationwide and pick up an in-store leaflet or visit Gala's Facebook page www.facebook.com/galaretail.

Gary Desmond, CEO, Gala commented:'We are really excited to be celebrating our 15th anniversary and wanted to mark the occasion by giving back to our loyal customers. Gala is at the heart of many communities across Ireland and this giveaway enables us to reunite our customers with their, in some cases, long lost relatives or friends. No doubt, with Christmas fast approaching, there will be a lot of tears and celebrations to follow as our 15 lucky winners return to the Emerald Isle!.'

Fingal Independent

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