Sunday 22 September 2019

WATCH: Ireland's holiday heroes receive their Reader Travel Awards

Ireland's holiday heroes gathered to accept their Reader Travel Awards 2019 at an exclusive lunch in Dublin's Cliff Townhouse last week.

Kerry was presented with Ireland's Favourite Home Holiday Destination, joining 15 other category toppers at an exclusive gathering at the Cliff Town House hosted by Irish Independent Travel Editor Pól Ó Conghaile.

All winners were voted for by Irish Independent readers and the awards were sponsored by Iarnród Éireann.

Winners accepting their awards included household names like Neven Maguire's MacNean House & Restaurant (Best Irish Breakfast), Aer Lingus (Ireland's Favourite Airline) and The Shelbourne (Ireland's Favourite Hotel), as well as a a new generation of holiday heroes including the Waterford Greenway (Ireland's Favourite Adventure) and Hidden Valley Holiday Park in Co Wicklow (Ireland's Favourite small Stay).

In the three years since their inception, the Reader Travel Awards have grown into the biggest and most credible of their kind in Ireland.

Next year will be bigger still.

The Reader Travel Awards 2020 ceremony will take place in The Round Room at The Mansion House on Friday, January 17, 2020, it was announced by Cliona Carroll, INM's Sponsorship and Events Manager.

Tickets are on sale now here.

Reader Travel Awards 2019 winners:

  • Ireland's Favourite Home Holiday: Kerry
  • Ireland's Favourite Spa: Monart, Co. Wexford
  • Ireland’s Favourite Hotel: The Shelbourne, Dublin
  • Ireland's Favourite Overseas Holiday: Italy
  • Ireland's Favourite Beach: Curracloe, Co. Wexford
  • Ireland's Favourite Local Attraction: Phoenix Park, Dublin
  • Ireland’s Favourite Small Stay: Hidden Valley, Co. Wicklow
  • Ireland’s Favourite Adventure: Waterford Greenway
  • Ireland's Favourite Cruise line: Royal Caribbean
  • Ireland's Favourite Foodie Experience: Ballymaloe, Co. Cork
  • Ireland's Favourite Ferry Experience: Stena Line
  • Ireland's Favourite airline: Aer Lingus.
  • Best Irish Breakfast: MacNean House & Restaurant, Co Cavan
  • Ireland's Favourite Visitor Attraction: Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare
  • Ireland’s favourite Travel Agent: Sunway
  • Best Irish welcome: Castlewood House, Co. Kerry

For more, see independent.ie/travelawards.

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