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National Hospitality Awards

Moy House delighted to accept winner in Best Boutique Hotel from NHA
National Hospitality Conference
The National Hospitality Conference & Awards 2012 took place on
Monday 22nd October 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin. Moy House had been nominated in the category of Best Boutique Hotel. Castle Leslie a wonderful Blue Book property was the overall winner and Moy House was also named a winner in the category.



Brid O'Meara General Manager was delighted with the recognition for Moy House.
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Moy House is Gerogina Campbells

HIDEAWAY OF THE YEAR 2013

Moy House, Lahinch, Co Clare


                                    Moy House-Hideaway of the Year

Representatives of the very best in Irish hospitality gathered at Bord Bia in Dublin, for the announcement of the 2013 Georgina Campbell Awards, associated with the respected Georgina Campbell’s Ireland independent hospitality guides, and Ireland’s most popular independent hospitality and travel website www.ireland-guide.com. These are Ireland’s longest-running hospitality awards, and highly respected by the industry.

“Everyone loves the idea of a hideaway, and this is one of our most popular awards. Whether it’s the establishments itself which offers that sense of privacy and seclusion, or its location, there is something very appealing about a place that you can disappear to and escape everyday pressures.

The west coast has timeless appeal as a place to get away from it all, and this gorgeous country house overlooking Lahinch Bay ticks all the right boxes as a hideaway…. warm and welcoming, with an open fire and fresh flowers in the hall, a spiral staircase and a deliciously decadent drawing room to relax and take in the view, it’s as atmospheric as get out and downright luxurious to boot. Most of the stylishly, sumptuously appointed bedrooms have sea views and the main rooms are wonderfully spacious, some with canopy or four-poster beds; one extra-luxurious suite even has a private conservatory overlooking the Atlantic - the ultimate hideaway! All this and good food too, it’s nothing short of an occasion of sin.”

The award was proudly accepted by Brid O'Meara General Manager of Moy House.  (photo credits Paul Sherwood)

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Moy House wins Best Style Award Food & Wine Magazine

Moy House wins Style Award at the Food & Wine Awards 2012Moy House wins Food & Wine Style Award           




                   August 2012 - Brid O'Meara and the team at Moy House are thrilled to hear it announced that Moy House was the winner of the "Style Award" at The FOOD&WINE Magazine/ Maison Louis Latour Restaurant of the Year Awards which were held in the Dublin Convention center..

According to Food & Wine magazine "Dining at Moy House combines spectacular ocean views with a candlelit atmosphere, luxurious surroundings and warm hospitality. Classic styling is always in fashion".

Owned by Antoin O'Looney and managed by Bríd O'Meara Moy House has been described as a beautifully restored early 19th century home set on 15 acres. A romantic "home away from home" where a contemporary and elegant ambiance is combined with warm hospitality. The house contains nine beautifully restored and individually designed bedrooms.

Brid O'Meara also says aswell as Moy House being a charming property with wonderful service and hospitably the award also needed to be attributed to the creative interior flair from designer Ciara Ni Laoi from CLR Design.   

Caroline Enright (photo above) Assistant Manager at Moy House proudly collected the award on behalf of all the team.

The awards in their 12th year were decided upon by a panel of food writers and critics as well as readers of Food & Wine magazine. 

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Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay In Ireland 2012

It has just been announced that Moy House has again been listed in the Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay In Ireland 2012. This is the 21st edition of John and Sally McKenna's classic guide to the best houses and hotels in Ireland and Moy House is delighted to be among the stellar cast of great places to stay and superb Irish hospitality.

Bridgestone Guides are on Facebook, Twitter www.bridgestoneguides.com

Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay In Ireland 2011 Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay In Ireland 2011

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Second AA Rosette Awarded to Moy House

Press Release - Second AA Rosette Awarded 

AA Rosette Award

Moy House for the second year running has had its second AA Rosette awarded and the fine food acknowledged.

The award recognises "Culinary Excellence". General Manager Brid O'Meara is delighted with the second Rosette and says the team deserves the award. "We will continue to have a strong emphasis on trying to wow our guests in their dining experience. She looks forward to welcoming guests to sample the fine food and service into the new season ahead!

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Moy House selected as one of the "Best Places to Stay

The best places to stay in England, Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

The April 2010 edition of  National Geographic Magazine announces Moy House in its list of Best Places to Stay 2010-

It lists properties from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland—most rich in history

"Here you'll find what must be the greatest collection of historic accommodations in the world. Very few properties that made the Stay List this year were originally built as hotels. Most began as something else entirely—castle, crofter's cottage, mill house—yet through time evolved into unique lodgings, each with its own story to tell"

Charles Kulander writes - "To find these places, our crew of local experts, hotel pundits, and globetrotting journalists offered up hundreds of nominees in . But sense of place is more about the present than the past. Making the final cut were those places fully engaged with their surroundings, tied to community, tuned to the environment—places brimming with spirit".

http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/stay-list/ireland-text

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Fodor's Choice Property 2011

Moy House has been named again for the second year running a 2011 Fodor’s Choice property by Fodor’s Travel, The Team at Moy House are delighted and are certainly aiming for three in a row! 


Fodors Choice Property 2011

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Cliffs of Moher

A mere 10 minute drive from Moy House on a stunning coastal drive brings you to "The Cliffs of Moher" who have just been listed in the top 28 in the global online campaign for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The third and final phase of voting is now underway with people again able to vote for the Cliffs from the selection of 28 official finalist candidates. The new 7 natural wonders will be chosen by an estimated 1 billion votes. Voting will continue throughout 2010 and 2011 with the official declaration of the new 7 wonders of nature taking place in 2011. The famous Co. Clare spot are Ireland’s entry and need your support.

To Vote: http://www.new7wonders.com

Cliffs of Moher New 7 th Wonder of the World

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Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2009

Moy House were finalists in the 2009 Hotel and Catering Review Gold Medal Awards. In two categories Moy House were selected as a finalist; Country Houses & Guesthouses and also Customer Experience category.

The team at Moy House were delighted with the news and recognition

For more details www.hotelandcateringreview.ie

The winners of all 14 categories of the 21st Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards were announced at gala dinner in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin on 21st September

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Moy House features on popular Cookery Program Airing Worldwide!

"Fresh from the Sea"

As well as all the delicious food Clodagh sources in Fresh From The Sea, she also visits people and organisations who are part of Ireland's maritime community, including: The Valentia Lifeboat, the Dunmore East coastguard unit and Sikoursky helicopter, the Malin Head weather station, Liam and Martin Wylie, boat builders from Cork, Oliver and Sean O'Driscoll, fish stall owners and champion fish-filleters and Bobby Nash, an artist who creates 3D pictures from nautical charts.

Fresh From the Sea is the third series in Clodagh McKenna's popular "Fresh From..." food journeys around Ireland.

In this tasty new series, the emphasis is on food from the sea as top food writer Clodagh travels from Donegal to Waterford and from Galway and Clare to Dublin to meet some of the fishermen, fish farmers and fish processors who are responsible for producing some of the most highly-prized seafood in the world.

As with her previous series' (Fresh From The Farmers' Markets), Clodagh concentrates on the small-scale fishermen and producers, rather than the large corporations. In each of the seven programmes, Clodagh visits a top seafood restaurant to cook a dish using one of the programme's featured fish. Moy House was featured along with head chef Daniel O'Brien working with local Burren Smoked Salmon to create a wonderfully unique but simple dish-

Fresh From the Sea was produced and directed by David Hare and is proudly supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the Irish Sea Fisheries Board. Clodaghs book "Fresh from the Sea" to accompany the series is available in all good book shops or can be ordered and mailed by contacting us at Moy House.

Fresh from the Sea - Clodagh McKenna
Fresh from the Sea - Clodagh McKenna
 

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Fodor's Choice 2010 Distinctions from Fodor's Travel

Moy House makes the Fodors Choice Selection 2010

From hidden-away restaurants to can't-miss museums, Fodor's Choice selections recognize the top sights, properties, and experiences that can be found while travelling the world. These places are the "best of the best," providing remarkable experiences in their price range, destination, or category. 

Moy House is delighted with its recogonition from the Fodor’s Choice Selection for 2010 for the West of Ireland.

The “Fodor’s Choice” are compiled using the collective expertise of the Fodor's team, which includes travel editors, more than 700 professional writers, and opinionated travellers.

Every year, Fodor’s team experiences, examines and evaluates thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe. While every business included in a Fodor’s guide is deemed worth a traveler's time, only fifteen percent of those selections are awarded the very highest, Fodor’s Choice designation by Fodor’s editors.

"From hidden-away restaurants to can't-miss museums, Fodor’s Choice selections recognize the top sights, properties, and experiences our editors and updaters have found in their travels,” says Fodor’s publisher Tim Jarrell. “These places are the best of the best, providing a remarkable experience in their price range or category."

About Fodor’s Travel:
Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of travel information.  Covering over 300 destinations worldwide, Fodor’s guidebooks and Web site, Fodors.com, have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travelers for more than seventy years.  Written by a team of over 700 writers located around the globe, Fodor’s provides travelers with engagingly written, intelligently and accurately reported, and absolutely indispensable travel guidance.

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Press Release - AA Rosette Awarded March 2009

AA Rosette AwardMoy House has just announced they have been awarded their first AA Rosette by The AA, this special award is for Culinary Excellence. Head Chef Daniel O'Brien is delighted with the recognition and is currently working for a second Rosette! General Manager Brid O'Meara is pleased that the fine food and service has been acknowledged and looks forward to welcoming diners to sample the experience first hand!

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50 Best Romantic Places

Moy House was listed as one of the 50 Best Romantic Places 2009 - Travel and Leisure Magazine (March 2009 Edition)

http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/50-best-romantic-getaways-2009/38

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NBC Special

On St. Patrick's Day NBC news ran a special travel feature on Ireland and Nilou Motamed of Travel and Leisure Magazine suggested Moy House as a great country house experience - watch this broadcast by clicking below

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/29736132#29736132

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