The shortlist has been announced for the best breakfast in Ireland.
Dozens of breakfast places, from five-star hotels to hidden gems, were shortlisted for the 2020 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in association with Fáilte Ireland.
The Irish Breakfast Awards take place on February 17 at the InterContinental Dublin and will include 17 different categories, including: Irish Breakfast Menu of The Year, Ireland’s Best Brunch, Best Irish B&B Breakfast and Best Irish Breakfast at a five-star hotel.
Commenting on the upcoming awards, food writer and author Georgina said: "No one should underestimate the importance of a great breakfast. It is fundamental to maintaining and building Ireland’s international standing as a country with an outstanding food culture and a reputation for warm hospitality. Tourists select a hotel or guesthouse for many reasons, but breakfast ranks among the most important and is often the reason guests return in the future – or not."
The below shortlist excludes brunch places, which will go to a public vote:
Carlow: Huntington Castle, Clonegal
Clare: Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, Doonbeg
Clare: Vaughan Lodge, Lahinch
Clare: Sheedy’s Doolin Boutique B&B, Doolin
Cork: Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff
Cork: Good Day Deli, Cork City
Cork: McCarthy’s Of Kanturk, Kanturk
Cork: Lancaster Lodge, Cork City
Derry: Ardtara Country House, Maghera
Donegal: Danny Minnies Country House, Annagry
Donegal: Filligans, Glenties
Down: Hillsborough Cafe and Stableyard Tearooms, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Dublin: Stauntons on the Green
Dublin: The Wilder Townhouse
Dublin: The Commons at MoLI
Fermanagh: Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen
Galway: The Quay House, Clifden
Kerry: Heatons Guesthouse, Dingle
Kerry: The Killeen House Hotel, Killarney
Kerry: Quinlan’s Fish, Caherciveen
Kildare: Cliff at Lyons in Celbridge
Kilkenny: Avalon House Hotel, Castlecomer
Louth: Belview Eggs, Drogheda
Mayo: Rua Cafe & Deli, Castlebar
Tipperary: Ashley Park House, Nenagh
Tipperary: The Apple Farm, Cahir
Waterford: The Little Milk Company, Dungarvan
Wicklow: Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Enniskerry