Mullingar Chamber Awards 2023: Shortlist Announcement Celebrates Outstanding Achievements in the Mullingar Kinnegad Municipal District

More Posts

Local Enterprise Week 2024

Local Enterprise Week is organised every year by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country. This year Local Enterprise Week takes place from Monday,

Mullingar Chamber Awards 2023: Shortlist Announcement Celebrates Outstanding Achievements in the Mullingar Kinnegad Municipal District.

The Mullingar Chamber Awards provide a platform for local businesses to attain well-deserved recognition for their work and significant contributions to their respective industries. These awards reflect the spirit of dedication, innovation, and commitment that local businesses bring to the community, further contributing to Mullingar’s economic development. set to take place at the Mullingar Park Hotel Mullingar on Friday, November 3rd in the Mullingar Park Hotel. Judging will be done by our esteemed judges Will Faulkner, Kate Fox, James Kiernan and Joan Mulvihill and our Master of Ceremonies for the night will be Shane Barkey.

Last year’s awards night was a sell-out, so be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment book tickets at

The Mullingar Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to unveil the shortlist for the prestigious Mullingar Chamber Awards 2023. This year’s awards, set to be a celebration of excellence and innovation, will highlight the outstanding contributions of businesses and individuals in various categories.

Outstanding Small Business of the Year (1-50 employees), sponsored by North Midlands Credit Union, features the following nominees:

  • DJM Accountants
  • Ecolab
  • Mileage Tyres
  • Juice Zone
  • Lift Hire Ireland
  • Mullingar Autos

Outstanding Large Business of the Year (Over 50 employees), sponsored by INET, presents the following contenders:

  • FBD
  • Pita Pit / Apache / Lis Cafe
  • North Midlands Credit Union
  • Writech
  • Home Instead
  • ORS

Best Social Media Content Creator, sponsored by Apache Pizza Mullingar, showcases the talent and creativity of:

  • Ray Dolan “From Mullingar in Mullingar”
  • The Blue Door Agency
  • STOMP Social Media Training Ltd
  • Wholesome Kitchen
  • 2210 Patisserie
  • Collinstown Farmers Market

Excellence in Sustainability & Climate Action, sponsored by ORS, celebrates the commendable efforts of:

  • Mullingar Tidy Towns
  • Thomas Flynn
  • The Refil Mill
  • Mullingar Sustainable Energy Community

Bar of the Year, sponsored by Ecolab, recognises the best of Mullingar’s vibrant nightlife:

  • Clarkes Bar
  • Chambers
  • Danny Byrnes
  • Crossed Keys
  • Daly’s
  • Canton Casey’s

Restaurant of the Year, available to sponsor, showcases the finest dining establishments:

  • O’Reilly’s Rochfortbridge
  • Scanlon’s Kinnegad
  • Wholesome Kitchen
  • Cons
  • Belly Cafe
  • Pasta Bella

Excellence in Retail, sponsored by Pharmed, applauds the exceptional efforts of:

  • Specsavers
  • Red Earth
  • Sugar Plum Sweetery
  • Buckleys Supervalu
  • Wilfs
  • Rochforts

Excellence in Tourism, sponsored by PTSB, highlights the attractions that make Mullingar a destination of choice:

  • Annebrook House Hotel
  • Bloomfield House Hotel
  • Patrick’s Day Committee
  • Westmeath Bachelor Festival
  • Liliput Adventure Center
  • Land of Lights

 The Spirit of MKMD Award, available to sponsor, recognises individuals who have left an indelible mark on Mullingar:

  • Greville Arms Hotel
  • Joe Connaire – Fleadh
  • Ray Dolan “From Mullingar in Mullingar”
  • Sean Lynch – Arts Centre

Community or Volunteer Champion, sponsored by Home Instead, pays tribute to the unsung heroes who go above and beyond:

  • John Bawle – Mullingar Tidy Towns
  • Mullingar Community First Responders
  • SWEETS Kilbeggan
  • Daniel Boyne – Mullingar Pride
  • Mullingar Fleadh Committee

Business Representative Organisation of the Year, Sponsored by Writech:

  • ATiM
  • PTSB
  • BOI
  • AIB
  • Westmeath LEO

Excellence in Customer Service, Sponsored by Wholesome Kitchen:

  • Hamills
  • North Midlands Credit Union
  • Nadine Farrelly Travel Counsellors
  • Mullingar Opticians
  • Fraynes Bakery
  • Abbey Blooms

Health and Wellness Leader, Sponsored by Pita Pit:

  • Whelehan’s Pharmacy
  • Bressie
  • Shane Flynn – Phoenix Retreat
  • Cherry Blossom Therapy
  • Halo Saltrooms

Emerging Business Person(s) of the Year, Sponsored by Jigsaw Better Business:

  • Eoghan Murray
  • Kyle Smyth
  • Kasia and Brendan McEvoy
  • James Bourke
  • John Kilroy
  • Conor English

Established Business Person(s) of the Year sponsored by AIB

  • Ronan McNamara
  • David Quirke and Denise Buckley
  • Berty Dunne
  • David Smyth
  • Ted Wright
  • Caroline Hynes

Lifetime Achievement / Contribution Award, Sponsored by Bevcraft:

  • Helene Hugel
  • Finbar Breslin
  • Bill Collentine
  • Millie Walshe
  • Detty Cornally

Fleadh Award – Most Supportive Business/Person (Available to Sponsor):

  • North Midlands Credit Union
  • Mileage Tyres
  • Westmeath County Council
  • Mullingar Tidy Towns
  • Julia Dalton
  • Hamills

Aisling Coleman, Manager at Mullingar Chamber, expressed her excitement about this year’s event, stating, “The Mullingar Chamber Awards are a testament to the remarkable businesses and individuals who contribute to our town. We are proud to celebrate their accomplishments and look forward to an unforgettable evening of recognition and celebration.” Book tickets at

Order of Events:

  • 6:30pm – Drinks Reception with music
  • 7:30pm – Guests Move to Dining Area
  • 8:00pm – Dinner Served
  • 9:30pm – Announcement and Presentation of Awards.
  • 10:30pm – Live Entertainment until late