Connaught Regional Pub Award-winners

Pubs in Connaught representing Counties Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon gathered in Maxwell’s Pub, Claremorris, County Mayo last night to hear the 2018 Irish Pub Awards Regional Finalists. 

The winners:

Innovative Pub of the Year sponsored by Bank of Ireland Payment Acceptance:  An Púcán, 11 Forster Street, Galway City

Best Music Pub sponsored by IMRO: The Quays Bar, Latin Quarter, Galway City

Best Tourist Pub sponsored by Molson Coors: Lowry’s Bar, Market Street, Clifden, Co Galway

Best Outdoor Space sponsored by Bulmers: Carroll’s Bar, Dominick Street Lower, Galway City

Outstanding Customer Service sponsored by Heineken: John Keogh’s, The Lock Keeper, Upper Dominick Street, Galway City

Best Local Pub sponsored by Diageo: Gilroy’s, 4 Main Street, Enniscrone, Co Sligo

Best Newcomer sponsored by Hennessy: 1520Bar, Quay Street, Galway City

Best Food sponsored by Musgrave MarketPlace: The Oarsman, Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim

Pub Personality of the Year sponsored by Irish Distillers, Pernod RicardJohn and Ann Nevin, Nevin’s Newfield Inn, Mulranny, Co Mayo.


Following a series of seven regional events taking place around Ireland, the Irish Pub Awards, jointly presented by the Vintners Federation of Ireland and the Licensed Vintners Association of Ireland, will see all nine Connaught Winners going 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 prize package for all finalists includes a management training course to help them progress their business further, but they’ll also avail of comprehensive media coverage at local and national level, including a feature in the special awards supplement to be published in the Irish Independent on the day of the Gala Awards Ceremony.

Partners to Irish Pub of the Year Awards are: Febvre Wine Company; Media Partners are  Independent Newspapers and Trade Media Partner Drinks Industry Ireland. Management Development Partner is Skillnet Ireland.



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