It’s ‘Treenies’ time...and the awards go to...

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Quebec, Canada
Best Overall Hotel - Hampton by Hilton (York)
Best Located Hotel - Imperial Hotel (Galway)
Quirkiest Hotel - Playfair House Hotel (Edinburgh)
Best Hotel Upgrade - the mini suite at the Imperial Hotel (Galway)
Best Hotel Pillows - Dan Linehan’s Pub and B&B (Killarney)
Best Musical Theatre - Tina, The Tina Turner Story
Best Overall Dining Experience - Gingerline, OF COURSE!
Most unusual restaurant - Toranj at our Edinburgh hotel for Persian food (Edinburgh)
Best ‘off the beaten path’ restaurant - Urban Angels (Edinburgh)
Best French Fry - Avoca (Dublin)
Best Croissant - Imperial Hotel (Galway)
Best Sausage - Dan Linehan’s (Killarney)
Best Breakfast - Beany Green in Little Venice (London)
Best Dessert - Warm rice pudding with coconut and raspberry compote (Ambient in York)
Best Drink - Cider all around, but my favourite is Rekorderlig Mango and Raspberry (Ireland)
Best Bar - Gordon's Wine Bar (Trafalgar Square, London)
Best Pub - Darkey Kelly’s (Dublin)
Best Music - Oliver St John Gogarty, Temple Bar (Dublin)
Best Day Trip - Connemara and Kylemore Abbey (Galway)
Best Tour Guide - John for the Ring of Kerry (Killarney)
Best Sense of Humour Tour Guide - Mary Gibbons (Dublin)
Best FREE Site Tour - Killarney House and Gardens (Killarney)
Best Paid Site Tour - Kylemore Abbey (Galway)
Best Overall Shopping - Killarney (Killarney)
Best Unexpected Surprise - Our tablemate at Gingerlines covering our drinks tab (London)
Best Horse Meeting - Killarney Racecourse (Ireland)
Best Good Timing Surprise - the Hospitality Room and frills provided by Dan Linehan’s at the Killarney Races (Killarney)
Biggest Disappointment - Shitty weather in Edinburgh
Best Holiday Habit - evening debrief with snacks and bevies (Everywhere)
Best Reunion - seeing Marie McCallan for a cuppa (Killarney)
Best Animal Encounter - petting the baby animals at Newgrange Farm (Dublin)
Best example of how the level of embarrassment is directly related to how hard you laugh and almost wet your pants...after you get over the complete loss of dignity, that is - chocolate donut on face incident (Galway)
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Lots of great tips there! May be able to use some of these on my England, Scotland and Ireland tour in three weeks. Thanks for sharing. Safe travels home!