The Gold Medal Awards have just announced Gleesons Townhouse as a finalist in the 2022 Awards in the Ireland’s Country House and Guest House Experience category. Other finalists in our category include none other than Ballymaloe House and Castle Leslie Estate.
The awards take a broad overview of each business with both service and food being very important. We can’t be sure, but we believe the support of local produce and particularly our organic lamb from the family farm was a strong factor in our success. The signature lamb stew dish developed by Mary is still a clear favourite in the Manse Restaurant. Mary has demonstrated it across the globe at Fáilte Ireland events.
Built in the 1870s as a Presbyterian manse or minister’s residence, the classic stone fronted building is beautifully proportioned and retains its original façade. Gleesons Roscommon is special; it is beautifully appointed yet comfortable and welcoming to all. At Gleeson’s the ‘fáilte’ is genuine. Every team member cares deeply about our guests and the experience they have. We have retained all that’s best about the old traditional hospitality values and blended them seamlessly with all the conveniences a visitor could desire. Our family are at the heart of the business and our core values permeate every aspect of it. To this day, Gleesons is still our family run business.
All of us here at Gleesons are delighted to be shortlisted in the prestigious Gold Medal Awards and are looking forward to the finals. We are also looking forward to re-opening our award-winning outside dining area in front of Gleesons at Easter. Outdoor dining will be even better this year with the completion of the new look pedestrianised Town Square directly outside.
Run by Hotel and Catering Magazine, the Gold Medal Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in hospitality and are recognised as the leading independent awards for the Irish hospitality industry. They acknowledge and reward the Judging is carried out by independent industry experts. The awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner on 22nd March at a gala event in The Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.