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Top gongs dished out to Armagh businesses as City Hotel hosts 15th year of Irish Restaurant Awards

The Armagh City Hotel played host to the Ulster Regionals of the Irish Restaurant Awards on Wednesday April 10, with many well-known businesses and individuals receiving recognition.

The venue themselves were nominated across several categories and were absolutely delighted to see team member Liam McKenna awarded the Employee Excellence Award.

2024 marks the 15th year of the prestigious awards event which seeks to ‘showcase the true talent that Ireland’s hospitality industry has to offer’. All winners from Wednesday’s ceremony will now be invited to attend the All Ireland Final at which the Regional and National Winners will be announced.

Here is the full list of county Armagh’s winners (in no particular order):

Armagh City Hotel – Liam McKenna awarded Employee Excellence Award

Arose Coffee Shop – Best Cafe

Keegan’s Bar Armagh – Best Customer Service

Digby’s Bar and Restaurant Killylea – Best Gastro Pub and Claire Macklin awarded Restaurant Manager

The Yellow Door – Innovator of the Year and Simon Duggan awarded Local Food Hero

Kitchen Lurgan – Best Sustainable Practice

Viet by Vee – Best Newcomer and Best World Cuisine

Wine & Brine – Best Wine Experience and Best Restaurant

Sally McNally’s – Best Contemporary Irish Cuisine

Zio’s Portadown – Best Causal Dining

The Hole in the Wall – Pub of the Year

Killeavy Castle – Best Hotel and Guesthouse and Darragh Dooley awarded Best Chef

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