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White Wellies Spotted In Dublin!

Blog Award In the very unlikely event that you weren’t there and the suspense was killing you – yes – I did wear the entire get-up to the awards list night – white wellies, chef’s hat, dessert-print trousers and all. At least everyone knew who I was, although the funniest thing about it was when I was in the lift heading up to my room, an elderly Scottish couple staying in the hotel smiled at me sympathetically and said, “You’re only just finished? It’s a tough job. I bet you have to cook our breakfast as well tomorrow!”

The night was great, I was honoured to win Best Business Blog, but what really made the evening special meeting and chatting with so many other brilliant bloggers including Frank (thanks for the drink), Simon (congrats), Paul (thanks for sponsoring), Grannymar (congrats), Laura, Sinead (congrats), Manuel, Shane (congrats), Rick (congrats and well done on the night) Copernicus, Deborah (so sorry I won’t make brunch), Jen, Martin, Val (thanks for the drink!), Granddad (congrats), Feebee, Krishna, Markham and so many others that I’d be here all day!

Congrats to all the winners, and thanks so much to Damien and everyone who put on such a great night.

P.S. Thanks also to George Bush for the introductions of each category. (See here).

P.P.S. There are photos here and here.

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28 Responses to “White Wellies Spotted In Dublin!”

  1. March 2nd, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Sarah Bell says:

    Congrats to all the winners ;-)

  2. March 2nd, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    David says:

    Well done.
    Wellies and all.

    Deserving win.

  3. March 2nd, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    M and B Buckley says:


  4. March 2nd, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Grannymar says:

    Well done thanks for the link and I WANT the wellies!

  5. March 2nd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    English Mum says:

    Yay! Well done Kieran, delighted for you! Very well deserved x x

  6. March 2nd, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Cian says:

    Well done!! You must have looked priceless in full icecream gear ! How will you top that ??

  7. March 2nd, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Helen says:

    Congratulations and well done. But fair play: we want a photo of you in the whole kit, white wellies and all!

  8. March 2nd, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Manuel says:

    Damn good to meet you last night Kieran! And give me a shout the next time you are in Belfast……

  9. March 2nd, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    annette says:

    Congratulations Kieran and well done for scooping the award for the best party costume as well :)

  10. March 2nd, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Rachel@fairycakeheaven says:

    Fair feckin play to ya Kieran for wearing the whole rig out, still think the white wellies with the tux would have ben fetching aswell!! ;-) Congrats on the win!!!

  11. March 2nd, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Jen says:

    Congratulations Kieran – muchly deserved :-) Your outfit was tres chic! We definitely need to see a pic on the blog :-)

  12. March 2nd, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Rowan Manahan says:

    Many congrats Kieran,

    It was great to meet you and the other Business nominees (where were you Annette?) and to get to know so many people that I felt I already knew. A well-deserved win and you have really put it up to all of us regarding costume for next year – dagnabbit!

  13. March 2nd, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    lorraine@italianfoodies says:

    Congrats Kieren, so well deserved!! Pity I missed the night, would have liked to have seen the white wellies:)

  14. March 2nd, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Bettythesheep says:


  15. March 3rd, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Frank Fullard says:

    Congratulations Kieran, and richly deserved.

    It was great to meet with you before the announcement. Hopefully we will meet again soon for another “scoop”. A Guinness for you and a Black Bush for me would be nice anywhere; but Ice cream in Dingle would be tops for me!

    Well done!!!!

  16. March 3rd, 2008 at 10:31 am

    TACE says:

    Woohoo, congrats! I am seriously impressed ya wore the wellies to the event. Are there pics to mean show it? haha

  17. March 3rd, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Kieran says:

    Thanks so much, everybody!

  18. March 3rd, 2008 at 11:53 am

    PolkaDot says:

    Those wellies were hot, baby.

  19. March 3rd, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Alan says:

    Hi Kieran

    I sent you an email about the issuu publication I am putting together on the blog awards. Just wondered did you get the email? I have prepared a second example of the publication which you can see at the link below. If you didn’t get the email can you let me know and I will send it again.



  20. March 3rd, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Tartelette says:

    Congratulations Kieran and your whole team! Well deserved. I am dreaming of the day I visit one of your shops!

  21. March 4th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Laura says:

    Yes the wellies were very fetching but the chefs pants covered in cakes were my favourite! Congratulations again Kieran!

  22. March 4th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    TACE says:

    Ok, that was pretty cool, hats off to you. er Wellies off to you. That will be an award you’ll never forget There’s a rule some where about awards accepted whilst wearing rubber footwear and engraved more firmly into the brain then others. Yep.

  23. March 4th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Phil O'Kane says:

    Loved the outfit, and congrats on the award. Reading your blog always makes me want to make some of your delicious deserts, or at least make the journey so you can make them for me. Someday…

  24. March 4th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Julian says:

    Congratulations – best business blog is right. I’m sorry I couldn’t get along.

    By coincidence, I just got an e-mail from the t-shirt man in Idaho who kindly put dinosaurs on t-shirts so my son didn’t have to suffer non-prehistoric clothing while the passion was at its height. Now he’s put (a picture of) ice-cream on a t-shirt: I thought you might like to know.

  25. March 5th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Lisa says:

    Congratulations, awesome outfit!

  26. March 8th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    chouquette says:

    Ouh la la ! You did wear the outfit with the sexy wellies !
    bonjour du Sud de la France

  27. March 10th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Kitchen Goddess says:

    Congratulations all at Ice Cream Ireland.

  28. March 24th, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Jesmi says:

    Congratulations on winning. Looks like fun.

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