Tourism NI Announces Shortlist for Giant Spirit Awards

Following a record number of entries Tourism NI has announced the shortlist for its newly launched annual awards programme aimed at showcasing and rewarding best in class in the tourism and hospitality industry.


Renamed The Giant Spirit Awards, the event has been aligned more closely to the award winning destination brand Northern Ireland ~ Embrace a Giant Spirit


The 2022 event will recognise and celebrate the resilience and spirit of the industry in facing the challenges of the last two years as well as those who exemplified the values of the destination, innovated and built competitiveness.


The awards gala dinner and presentation will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Slieve Donard Resort, Newcastle on Thursday 6th October 2022.



SHORTLIST


Best Bed & Breakfast / Guesthouse

Blackrock House Luxury B&B, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Brook Lodge Guesthouse, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry

Kiltariff Hall Country House, Rathfriland, Co. Down


Best Food and Drink Experience, Large

Fish City, Belfast

Friels Bar & Restaurant, Swatragh, Co. Londonderry

Hinch Distillery, Ballynahinch, Co. Down

Killeavy Castle Estate, Co. Armagh


Best Food and Drink Experience, Small

NearyNógs Stone Ground Chocolate, Kilkeel, Co. Down

NI Food Tours Tracey’s Farmhouse Kitchen, Killinchy, Co. Down

Taste and Tour, Belfast

The Chocolate Manor, Castlerock, Co. Londonderry

Walled City Brewery, Derry~Londonderry


Best Hotel, Large

Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel, Derry~Londonderry

Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry~ Londonderry

Clayton Hotel, Belfast

Killeavy Castle Estate, Co. Armagh

The Whistledown Hotel, Warrenpoint, Co. Down


Best Self Catering, Large

Dunamoy Cottages and Spa, Ballyclare, Co. Antrim

Larchfield Estate, Lisburn, Co. Antrim


Best Self Catering, Small

Aurora North Coast, Bushmills, Co. Antrim

Coastguard Boat House, Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim

Keenaghan Cottage, Belleek, Co. Fermanagh

Quarry Hill Church, Strangford, Co. Down


Best Tourism Experience, Large

Friels Bar and Restaurant, Swatragh, Co. Londonderry

Hinch Distillery, Ballynahinch, Co. Down

Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch, Co. Down

National Museums NI - Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

The Spa at Galgorm, Galgorm, Co. Antrim

Titanic Belfast, Belfast


Best Tourism Experience, Small

Bakehouse, Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry

Carlingford Lough Ferry, Greencastle, Co. Down

Castle Archdale Boat Hire and Watersports, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

Cranfield Alpacas, Kilkeel, Co. Down

Lough Neagh Artisans, Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry

Portrush Surf School, Portrush, Co. Antrim


Most Innovative Business, Large

Friels Bar and Restaurant, Swatragh, Co. Londonderry

Further Space, Northern Ireland wide

Killeavy Castle Estate, Co. Armagh

Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry

Visit Derry, Derry~Londonderry


Most Innovative Business, Small

Castle Archdale Boat Hire and Watersports, Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

NearyNógs Stone Ground Chocolate, Kilkeel, Co. Down

Paul Cunningham Mourne Larder, Co. Down

The Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Tumble Circus, Belfast

Urban Scale Interventions (USI), Belfast


Most Promising Student

Hastings Hotels – Marisa King

The Bakery by Yellow Door – Emma Jayne McCartney

Titanic Hotel – Jordan Sloan


Local Spirit Award

Gordon Wilson – Montalto Estate

Jamese McCloy – Mid Ulster Cluster

Jamie Hamill – Coleraine BID

Mary McGee – Mid-Ulster District Council

Mick Boyle – Killeavy Castle Estate


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