Dolans Pub is this evening the recipient of yet another award as they were named the Best Music Pub in the South West Region of Ireland at the Irish Pub Awards 2018.
The regional awards of this national competition take in Counties Limerick, Clare and Kerry and took place in Bobby Byrne’s Pub, 3 O’Connell Avenue, Limerick City this evening. All nine winners from the regional finals will now go forward to the final of the National Pub Awards at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin 4 on Wednesday 21st November when the National Category Winners and the overall Irish Pub of the Year will be announced.
The Irish Pub Awards are jointly presented by the Vintners Association of Ireland (VFI) and the Licenced Vintners Association of Ireland (LVA).
Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, President of Vintner’s Federation of Ireland (VFI), Padraic McCann expressed his delight in how well the Awards are going. “Entries for this year have grown well ahead of last year. Judging took place over the summer months and tonight we are announcing our regional winners who will go forward to represent South West Ireland in the National Final to be held in November.”
“The Awards were developed as part of our strategy to raise the profile of VFI member pubs around the country. The Irish Pub is at the heart of every town and village and it is where locals gather to meet friends and neighbours for good food and craic. It is where tourists meet locals and enjoy Irish hospitality at its best. Irish Pubs are also a major provider of employment in our regions. These Awards are an excellent vehicle to showcase what the pub has to offer the modern customer”.
Mick Dolan of Dolans Pub spoke of his delight at receiving another award saying: “Over recent years Dolans has been the recipient of numerous awards in the pub and hospitality industry. Not only does this mean a huge amount to us and our team but it confirms Dolans as one of the leading music venues in the country.
“We are proud of what we have achieved over the past 25 years and look forward to continuing to welcome our very loyal supporters from both Limerick, the Mid West and further afield.
Partners to Irish Pub of the Year Awards are: Febvre Wine Company; Media Partners, Independent Newspapers, Trade Media Partner, Drinks Industry Ireland and Management Development Partner, Skillnet Ireland.