Finalists at the Gold Medal Awards 2017

Harbour Hotel and its newly refurbished eatery and bar Dillisk on the Docks, has been announced as finalists at the Gold Medal Awards, the leading Independent Awards programme for the Irish hospitality industry.  Now in its 29th year this highly recognised awards shortlisted Harbour Hotel in Ireland’s City Hotel category and Dillisk on the Docks in the Ireland’s Newcomer Restaurant category.

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The Harbour Hotel’s category recognises outstanding accommodation with the provision of being within a short distance to the city centre. The finalists were recognised on their level of service, high standards surroundings and quality of food against the competition found in the city centre. Accessible transport to and from the city centre was a must-have for these finalists.

Dillisk on the Docks were finalists in a very prestigious category recognising the newest dining establishments that provided exceptional service and superior food and beverage offerings to its patrons. Their creative and current menus using local and seasonal produce were highly complimented by the judges who were looking for a variety of menus and the highest quality of service. A critical feature of the Gold Medal Awards is the credibility of the judges and the judging process where every entrant in every category is benchmarked against a strict set of criteria.

Judged by industry experts, the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards recognise and reward excellence in hospitality and catering operations across the island of Ireland. These awards encourage and applaud hotels, restaurants, guest houses, spa and leisure facilities, event caterers, healthcare caterers, site caterers, as well as individuals and teams, that achieve the highest standard of product and service in the industry. The awards were presented at a black-tie gala dinner on the 26th of September 2017 at The Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.


Stephen O Connor, General Manager of the Harbour Hotel and Dillisk on the Docks says; “We are absolutely delighted to be finalists at these prestigious awards, Dillisk on the Docks only launched in April of this year to be recognised already is superb. It is also great to see that the ongoing refurbishment at the Harbour hotel has placed us as a very strong contender amongst some of the country’s leading City hotels including our sister hotels Glenlo Abbey, Galway, The Strand Hotel, Limerick and The Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin.”


Harbour Hotel and Dillisk on the Docks are delighted with their success to date of the newly refurbished property and with many events, programs and news happening in the coming months there is many more great things to come.


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