Irish Blog Awards and Ladies Tea Party 2011

As the Irish Blog Awards were being held in  Belfast this year, and as an Etsy Ireland member I was contributing towards the Ladies Tea Party goody bags, it seemed a perfect opportunity to meet some fellow irish bloggers.  I came home with this trophy and tshirt much to the delight of my son!

Both the Ladies Tea Party and the Award Ceremony were held in the Europa Hotel, Belfast.

Photos on the day all taken with my iphone, so sorry for the useless quality.

There were delicious cupcakes by Life is Sweet  and the wine and food were sponsored by BagGlitz. (a unique way to keep your handbag safe and secure when you out)

These are just some of the ladies, the rest arrived after the photos!

 All the ladies received lovely goody bags – here’s what was in mine:

Thanks to the following for my lovely bag contents :
BagGlitz
Chiarrai Creations
Nice Day Designs
Huggleknits
Edward James Hair & Beauty
www.placed.ie

On to the awards, presented by RTÉ 2FM DJ Rick O’Shea

There were lots of great foam props, and some freebies “shared” with the audience.

Congrats to all the winners

The winners of the 2011 Irish Blog Awards
Best pop culture blog – m0vie.wordpress.com
Best food/drink bloq – thedailyspud.com
Best lifestyle blog – stitchesfabricandsoul.com
Best music blog – nialler9.com
Best photo blog – rogeroverall.net/blog
Best technology blog/blogger – conoroneill.net
Best sport and recreation blog – arseblog.com
Best blog of a business – davidairey.com
Best arts and culture blog – vulgo.ie
Best blog from a journalist – irishtimes.com/blogs/ontherecord
Best news/current affairs blog – broadsheet.ie
Best group blog – giyireland.com
Best political blog – cedarlounge.wordpress.com
Best blog of a politician – dylanhaskins.ie
Best use of the Irish language in a blog – igaeilge.wordpress.com
Best specialist blog – assistdogautism.blogspot.com
Best newcomer – nessasfamilykitchen.blogspot.com
Best youth blog – siobhanb.blogspot.com
Best personal blog – annierhiannon.blogspot.com
Best science/education blog – frogblog.ie
Best humour blog – welldonefillet.com
Best blog post – Being Depressed just means you’re not a moron
Overall best blog – arseblog.com

and commiserations to all the nominees and short-listed finalists.

I have certainly added a few new blogs to my blog reader, and suspect I may have an increased interest in the Irish Food Bloggers Association!

9 thoughts on “Irish Blog Awards and Ladies Tea Party 2011”

  1. Yay! You are a lot quicker than I am in writing about the Ladies Tea Party! I am doing an article for Etsy Ireland tonight, but now am off for a spot of knitting 🙂

    It was great meeting you at the Tea Party!

  2. Katie Gates

    Hi Janmary, Just stopping by to thank you for visiting my SITS day post(s) last week. That list of blog award recipients looks intriguing. I’ll have to visit a few. I’ll also have to visit your etsy shop! Cyberspace has so much to offer!!! See you again in the blogosphere…

  3. that is one amazing event!!! great recognition to all the bloggers. oh..how are you feeling anyway? i suppose you are feeling much better now. i still have the memory of your hospital adventure in my mind…hehehe.

  4. Andrea @ The Creative Junkie

    How fun that must have been! And OMGosh, I *love* that picture of your son … toothless smiles are the best! 🙂

  5. In case I did not already comment (mind is blank). – CONGRATS my friend! Well deserved I say! On iPhone so short but sweet comment.

    Love, Barb

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