The Megabytes Awards 2010 from Sally and John McKenna

Calling out the best is one of the stepping stones to improving standards and The Bridgestone Guide is a veteran in the support of good, local Irish food.

On 30th Dec they posted up their 2010 awards and they are extracted below:

Artisan of the Year: Anna Leveque, Triskel Farmhouse Cheeses, Portlaw, County Waterford

Restaurant of the Year: Harry’s Bar & Restaurant, Bridgend, Inishowen, County Donegal

Chef of the Year: Mickael Viljanen, Gregn’s Castle, County Clare

Inspiration of the year: Michael Kelly, GIY Ireland

Man of the Year: Jack McCarthy, McCarthy’s Butchers, Kanturk, County Cork

Farmer of the Year: Jimmy & Bernadine Mulhall, Coolanowle Farm, County Laois

Retailer of the Year: Ardkeen Stores, Waterford

New Food Award of the Year: Highbank Orchard Syrup, Cuffesgrange, County Kilkenny

Newcomer of the Year: Tastefully Yours, Dunhill, County Waterford (Update – have done an Irish FoodBase entry for them –

Food County of the Year: County Kilkenny (some relevant links:,

Megabytes 2011 Award: Clanwood Farm, County Offaly

Megabytes Achievement Award: Field’s Supermarket, Skibbereen, West Cork

Some of those I am familiar with, others are new to me.

Very happy to have played a part in the foodcamp which is referred to as part of the Kilkenny award and fully determined (along with a host of others) to continue to encourage the spread of artisan, local and small scale food production and consumtion in Kilkenny.


2 thoughts on “The Megabytes Awards 2010 from Sally and John McKenna

  1. Delighted to see Highbank in there but more particularly the recognition for the ongoing developments in Kilkenny. 2011 should be a great year for food in the county 🙂

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