Ice Cream Ireland Scoops Two Awards

Irish Blog Awards I’m delighted to announce that we have come back from Dublin with two awards from the Irish Blog Awards – Best Business Blog and Best Specialist Blog. Thanks again to everyone who voted in the first round, to the judges, the sponsors, the organisers, and to all our readers and customers.

Rick O'SheaIt was a good night. Rick O’Shea did a great job as MC, and of course Damien pulled the whole thing off with style. The best moment for me was when Bernie Goldbach pressed his award on Damien, who certainly deserves acclamation. Pure class.

I enjoyed meeting fellow bloggers, including the nominees for the business award who were very gracious and definitely worth keeping an eye on. Krishna De, by the way, has posted the podcast of all of us here.

Others I finally met were Conor O’Neill (congrats!), Copernicus, Winds and Breezes, Vals Kitchen, Keith, and more…

Congratulations to all of the winners and all of the nominees.

I wish my brother had been along, because he would have enjoyed it. Besides, Sean is much more outgoing than I, and I’m sure we would have met many more people! My mother was kind enough to join me, and I thank her for it…

Lunar EclipseI was tired from all the travel and didn’t stay very late. However, when leaving, we had a good look at the lunar eclipse. I didn’t have at all the right camera or lens, but this will give you an idea if you missed it.

It seemed a perfect way to end the evening, standing outside the hotel in the middle of Dublin with a big group of other bloggers, watching the moon disappear…

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22 thoughts on “Ice Cream Ireland Scoops Two Awards

  1. Kieran,

    well done, have been reading up on your chocolate recipes since meeting you.

    I even went out this morning hunting for some Murphy’s ice-cream. Unfortunately, my local Fresh (Smithfield) was closed due to the horse fair on, so the hunt will continue tomorrow!

    Lar

  2. Nice to meet you Kieran, though twas quick as you appeared to be waiting for a cab to whisk you away from the glamourous surrounds of the Alexander. I was quite affected by the shout-out from the stage – very daycint.

    Anyway, congrats on the awards. This is a great blog with a really solid identity and an interesting voice.

    I’ll say hello next time I’m in the shop. I’ve been in often but you’re generally quite busy and one doesn’t like to distract someone from his business. It’s hard enough to run one without ice-cream fanboys clamouring for autographs, I’m sure.

  3. Congratulations! Those pictures on your blog are wonderful. I’m drooling over the chocolate sundae.

  4. Well done on both your awards Kieran! I got my dates all mixed up – thought it was happening on the 11th like a feckin’ idiot – so managed to miss out on meeting up with you all. Grrr…and I was really looking forward to it…need to double check dates from now on!

  5. Congratulations on the win Kieran – on both counts! Myself and the other KilkennyMusic.com guys (also there on the night) are planning to cash in those free scoop vouchers on a roadtrip in the summer, looking forward to it :)

  6. Wow Keiran, I am so happy to hear about this awesome news. Celebrate for as long as you can and live it up! Cogratulations, you really deserve it.

  7. congrats on your winnings. You have a great blog here, I shall be visiting more often to whet my appetite.

    I was considering getting that free scoop, alas it is quite a trek from Belfast – 300+ miles!

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