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