The finalists for the 2018 Gold Medal Awards, in association with Hotel & Catering Review, have been announced and west of Ireland finalists feature strongly in a long list.

The Gold Medal Awards are the leading independent awards for the Irish hospitality industry and aim to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the hotel and catering sector throughout the country over the past twelve months.

The winners of all categories will be revealed at a gala awards ceremony on 25th September in the Lyrath Estate, Co. Kilkenny. 


The following featured as nominees in a range of different categories:


Ireland's Five Star Hotel


  • Ashford Castle, Cong
  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway


Ireland's Four Star Hotel


  • Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Galway
  • Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, Co. Roscommon
  • The Galmont Hotel & Spa,Galway



 Ireland's Three Star Hotel


  • The Wyatt Hotel, Westport



Ireland's Country House & Guest House


  • Mount Falcon Estate, Ballina



 Ireland's Five Star Hotel Spa Experience



  • ESPA At The G Hotel, The G Hotel, Galway
  • The Spa at Ashford Castle, Cong





Ireland's Four Star Hotel Spa Experience


  • Spirit One Spa, The Galmont Hotel & SpaGalway
  • The Spa at Kilronan Castle, Roscommon



Ireland's Hotel Breakfast

  • Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Co. Galway



Ireland's Family Friendly Hotel


  • Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar
  • Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
  • Hotel Westport,
  • Mulranny Park Hotel
  • Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club



Ireland's City Hotel

  • Harbour HotelGalway
  • The Galmont Hotel & SpaGalway




Ireland's Wedding Hotel


  • Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway
  • Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, Roscommon
  • Markree Castle, Co. Sligo


Ireland's Best Hotel Website


  • Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Co. Galway
  • The Ice House Hotel, Ballina


Ireland's Healthcare Caterer


  • Aramark, University Hospital Galway, Co. Galway


Ireland's Fine Dining Restaurant


  • Eala Bhan, Sligo





Ireland's Fine Dining Restaurant - Hotel

  • Nephin Restaurant, The Mulranny Park Hotel
  • Pullman Restaurant, Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway
  • The George V Dining Room, Ashford Castle, cONG


Ireland's Casual Dining Restaurant


  • Flanagan’s Gastro Pub, Brickens, Claremorris
  • John Keoghs The Lock keeper, Galway
  • O'Grady's on the Pier, Galway
  • The Tavern, Murrisk, Westport



 Ireland's Newcomer Restaurant


  • John Keoghs The Lock keeper, Galway


 Ireland's Wine Experience


  • Ashford Castle, Cong


Ireland's Guest Experience


  • Ballynahinch Castle, Co. Galway


Ireland's Front of House Team/Team Member


  • The Wyatt Hotel, Westport


 Ireland's Chef of the Year


  • Philippe Farineau, Ashford Castle, Cong




Latest News