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Kelly’s Bar takes the Newstalk Best Local Award

Kelly’s Bar of Strandhill in County Sligo was named the Newstalk Best Local 2010, in association with the VFI recently and Newstalk hosted a special live broadcast of the Moncrieff show there to celebrate the win.

Kelly’s Bar of Strandhill in County Sligo was named the Newstalk Best Local 2010, in association with the VFI recently and Newstalk hosted a special live broadcast of the Moncrieff  show there to celebrate the win.
 
Newstalk listeners from around the country spent two weeks texting in the name and location of their favourite local pub to Moncrieff and Kelly’s Bar, representing Cannacht, won out.
 
The other Provincial winners were: The Boothouse Bar in Cork (Munster), the Glencar Inn in Letterkenny, County Donegal (Ulster) and The Dublin Bar, Oldcastle, County Meath (Leinster).
 
Each received a visit from Moncrieff’s roving reporter Henry McKean to help boost voting numbers in the lead-up to the final announcement.
 
In addition to being crowned Best Local 2010, proprietors Padraic and Geraldine Killoran also receive radio advertising campaign worth €10,000 and a holiday of four weekend breaks in any of the Flynn Group Hotels. The Flynn Group also gave a weekend away to one lucky texter in each of the four provinces.
 
Padraic (originally from Riverstown in Sligo) and Geraldine (originally from Inishowen in Donegal) have been running Kelly’s Bar for the past eight years and believe that their loyal following comes down to a the fun-filled atmosphere that they’ve created.
 
“We opened the beer garden for the first time this year and that has been a huge success,” said Geraldine, “In addition, we have big screens for sports events, a darts team and a golf society. So we would like to think that we cater for everyone from the armchair football fan to the avid golfer.
 
“It’s really uplifting to see our customers support us in such a way and we cannot thank them enough for it – it really is quite humbling.”
 
Sean Moncrieff added, “The four regional pubs really showed how important the local is to its patrons.  It really is an extension of someone’s sitting-room, a place to catch up with friends and neighbours about the important things in life”.

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