June 10, 2014

Dingle is crowned Ireland's Top Foodie Town

Photo from www.dingle-peninsula.ie
Dingle has been crowned Top Foodie Town of Ireland from a shortlist of ten finalists.  The winner was announced at the Irish Restaurant Awards on the 9th of June that took place in the DoubleTree by Hilton.  This first year of the annual competition was run by The Restaurants Association of Ireland in conjunction with Admailer from An Post.

The ‘Foodie Town of Ireland’ award recognised Dingle for actively promoting itself through joint activities such as food festivals, gourmet trails and farmers’ markets as well as great dining experiences. It was noted that Dingle goes above and beyond to give their tourists the best foodie experience.  They have a well-established local producer/supplier network which is utilised and promoted by local businesses. They also actively plan for future growth and investment in the food and hospitality industry at a local level.  Education, training, development and employment are key components of the ultimate foodie destination, which is  seen in abundance in Dingle.    

Amie Peters, Head of Direct Mail from An Post commented “An Post and Admailer.ie are delighted to support in inaugural Foodie Town of Ireland award. It was a fantastic first year with so many outstanding towns entering, the competition was certainly fierce. We’re looking forward to working with the 9 shortlisted towns, and the winning town, Dingle, to drive more customers into their local areas using Admailer.ie”.

Dingle, ‘Foodie Town of Ireland 2014’, will now receive a prize package worth €5,000 combining an Admailer.ie postcard marketing package and mentorship from senior An Post marketing executives to help raise the profile of their town. Each of the nine runners up will each receive an Admailer.ie prize package to value of €500 each.

The nine runners up in ‘Foodie Towns’ of Ireland:

Town/Destination County
Cork City Cork
Westport & Clew Bay Area Mayo
Galway City Galway
Howth Dublin
Kilkenny Kilkenny
Kinsale Cork
Lisdoonvarna- Gateway to the Burren Clare
Loop Head Peninsula Clare
Sligo Town Sligo

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