Are you the best in Galway? Now's your chance to find out


Do you feel your company or charity is the best in your business in Galway? Sure you do, but do you feel that there is never an opportunity for your customers to show just how much they appreciate your fare? Maybe you did, but not any more because the Best Of Galway awards are the answer to your prayers.

Launch of the Best of Galway Awards ( l-r) Donal Healy marketing manager Ireland West Airport Knock, Maire McCarthy sales manager Galway Advertiser Newspaper, Joe Hynes financial director Galway Advertiser Newspaper and Declan Varley group editor of the Galway Advertiser Newspaper. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

As part of the Galway Advertiser's ongoing campaign to encourage people to appreciate the range of retail excellence that exists in our community, The Best of Galway Awards give your business the opportunity to stand out from the crowd, as voted for by the people whose opinions matter the most - your customers.

We are delighted to announce that Ireland West Airport Knock are yet again sponsoring the event this year, and offering a fantastic prize to the overall winner of the Best of Galway 2018 competition, a holiday for 2 to Palma Majorca, departing on the new service with TUI Holidays (prize includes flights out on 22nd June 2018 from Ireland West Airport Knock), 7 nights self catering accommodation and transfers, worth €2,000..

The Galway Advertiser prides itself on promoting the essence of Galwayness — that feeling you experience when you work or study or visit Galway. Ireland West Airport Knock helps tens of thousands of people annually experience this Galwayness with their ever increasing range of flights into and out of the region. So it is a perfect partnership of two established bodies promoting the best of the west.

Last year's awards were extremely successful, with tens of thousands of people taking the opportunity to vote for local businesses across a variety of categories.

The Best of Galway Awards allow your business to be showcased to your community and allows the general public (your customers ), to vote for their favourite businesses and in the process to tell everyone else about why they love your business, your service, your staff.

So if you are a business in the city or county and would like to put yourself in the running for a coveted Best of Galway award, you can register from today on

The deadline for registering your business on line is midnight on Sunday March 4.

Then a few days later on Tuesday March 6, the public will be invited to vote online for their favourite businesses, so make sure you do not disappoint your customers. Imagine, if they go online to vote for you and find you are not there.

Voting from the general public begins on Tuesday March 6 and ends at midnight on Sunday April 8. If you are not in, you can't win. For further information email

All businesses which register can download the "Vote for Us" poster on website. On request, posters can be sent out for you to place in your business premises to show the public that you are participating and to encourage your customers to vote.

A marketing campaign will appear in the Galway Advertiser and on our successful social media platforms to encourage people to vote for their favourite business, so you can benefit from the momentum that will be created about your business.

Winners will be announced at a special lunchtime awards ceremony on Thursday April 19, where the top three finalists of each category will attend, and the winner in each category will be announced at the ceremony, not forgetting the overall winner.

If you want your business or charity to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious award of Best of Galway Business 2018 in your chosen category, register your business now on


The deadline for registering your business in the competition is midnight on Sunday 4th March 2018 FREE OF CHARGE. If you wish to be registered after this date please email or call 091 530932.

Ask your customers to vote for you from Tuesday 6th March 2018 - voting ends midnight on Monday 9th April 2018.

We will publicise the shortlisted companies in the Galway Advertiser newspaper.

Winners to be announced at a lunchtime awards ceremony on Thursday 19th April 2018.

If you have any queries regarding the competition please email Penny on

The Best of Galway Categories are:

  • Best Galway Charity Organisation
  • Best Galway Fashion Outlet
  • Best Galway Health, Fitness and Well-being
  • Best of Galway Hairdresser and Beauty
  • Best Galway Hotel
  • Best Galway Professional/Financial Services
  • Best Galway Pub
  • Best Galway Restaurant/Cafe
  • Best Galway Retailer
  • Best Galway Service Provider

If you have any queries regarding the compeition please email Penny on and follow us on The Best of Galway facebook.

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