Exceptional Donegal guesthouses earn Georgina Campbell Awards

first_imgTwo of Donegal’s best hospitality businesses have been honoured with much-respected Georgina Campbell Awards for 2018.After a nationwide search for excellence, the recommendations of the independent hospitality guide were announced yesterday in Dublin.Castle Murray House in Dunkineely and Muldowney’s B&B on Arranmore Island were selected for prime places in Georgina Campbell’s Ireland independent hospitality guides, and Ireland’s most popular independent hospitality and travel website www.ireland-guide.com. Marguerite Howley and Peter Lawler of Castle Murray HouseThe Georgina Campbell Awards are Ireland’s longest-running food and hospitality awards, and highly respected by the industry.Castle Murray House Boutique Accommodation was selected as Hideaway of the Year 2018. Marguerite Howley and Peter Lawler’s beautifully located clifftop property at St. Johns Point is described in the guide as a relaxing hideaway with a well-deserved reputation.Castle Murray HouseAfter the famous restaurant closed in January 2017, the hotel’s stylish accommodations remain, boasting sea and coastal views. Plus, it’s pet-friendliness makes it a destination of choice for travellers seeking somewhere with an ‘away-from-it-all atmosphere.’Ireland’s B&B of the Year 2018 went to Muldowney’s B&B on Arranmore. The guide praises the active experience guests can enjoy on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way if they visit Muldowney’s. Muldowney’s B&B“Jim and Noreen Muldowney offer excellent accommodation at their immaculate 4* B&B but there is more to it than that, as what they really offer their guests is a genuine slice of island life“And that includes bird watching, diving and snorkelling, or outings on Jim’s boat, the Elsie Jayne; his trips are so professional, there’s even a break for tea and some of Noreen’s homebaked scones – and how often do you get a chance to catch your own fish, and eat it at the end of the trip. Walkers will love it too – visitor information and walking map provided,” the guide says.Speaking about the ongoing search for excellence, Ms Campbell said, “Through our programme of anonymous assessment we’re always keeping a sharp eye out for those exceptional establishments which are right on top of their game and going the extra mile for customers.“Once again this year, we have found plenty of new ones worthy of recommendation, especially in urban areas, and it is always exciting to see newcomers to the hospitality industry who understand the importance of standards and want visitors – domestic and from abroad – to enjoy Irish food and hospitality at its best. What we seek is not perfection but real food and hospitality with real heart, and we’re continuing to find it in clusters of excellence all over the country.”Accolades from Georgina Campbell Guide will be a source of encouragement and boost for Donegal’s businesses, as well as setting a benchmark for others in the industry who are determined to achieve a similar level of excellence. Exceptional Donegal guesthouses earn Georgina Campbell Awards was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:castle murray housegeorgina campbell guidesMuldowney’s B&Blast_img read more

Boro go top of Championship as Tony Pulis gets one over on former club

first_img EFL result 3 Daniel Ayala’s stoppage-time strike ensured Middlesbrough go top of the Championship after securing a 1-0 victory over Tony Pulis’ former club West Brom at the Riverside Stadium.It looked like Boro were going to rue missed opportunities from forwards Martin Braithwaite and Britt Assombalonga but centre-back Ayala showed them how it was done in front of goal to continue their great start to the season. GREAT NEWS Boro shaded a fairly uneventful first-half but nearly fell behind when Aden Flint’s rash clearance struck his own bar early on.Pulis’ men then began to turn the screw and should have had the lead on 34 minutes when Braithwaite’s ball found Jonny Howson who expertly laid the ball on a plate for Assombalonga – but the striker failed to anticipate his team-mate’s pass and the chance faded away.Assombalonga’s strike partner Braithwaite then had a guilt edge opportunity of his own when he latched onto Flint’s knock down only to blaze the ball over in the box. They carried on the good momentum straight after the break and Ryan Shotton nearly broke the deadlock when he headed a cross over the bar after good work by Assombalonga.Darren Moore’s side were then guilty of lacking composure when Dwight Gayle was put clean through on goal, however, the former Newcastle striker took too long to pull the trigger and Adam Clayton made a great last ditch block.It looked like the game was drifting into an uninspiring draw but Ayala had the final say when he controlled a lofted free-kick and fired the ball into the corner of the net.Replays suggest Ayala initially used his hand to kill the ball but the goal stood as Boro ended the evening on the Championship’s summit, while the Baggies lie seventh.LINE-UPSMiddlesbrough: Randolph, Ayala, Flint, Fry, Shotton, Howson, Clayton, Downing (Besic 72), Friend, Braithwaite (Hugill 81), Assombalonga (McNair 86)Subs not used: Konstantopoulos, Leadbitter, Fletcher, WingWest Brom: Johnstone, Adarabioyo (Dawson 69), Hegazi, Bartley, Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, Gibbs, Barnes (Morrisson 69), Rodriguez, Gayle (Robson-Kanu 83)Subs not used: Myhill, Burke, Barry, FieldCHAMPIONSHIP TABLE Gayle missed a great opportunity for the visitors in the second-half Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Latest Champoionship News Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship impact Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off ROUND-UP 3 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 3 stalemate Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues goalless REPLY Ayala’s goal was all that separated the two sides Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place last_img read more