Eamonn and Mary Gleeson of Gleeson’s Restaurant & Rooms at The Square, Roscommon have expressed delight at being shortlisted for the 2019 Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards in Association with Failte Ireland.
This innovative national awards scheme is designed to highlight the importance of the Irish breakfast to international visitors to Ireland and domestic travellers and aims to support the use of Irish foods and quality produce as part of the Irish breakfast on offer.
The awards also serve to celebrate and promote Irish hospitality providers and Irish food producers who excel in their delivery of high quality produce and the Irish breakfast experience.
All categories of the Irish hospitality industry were recognised from Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse and Country House Awards to recognition for some of Ireland’s leading 3, 4 and 5 Star hotels. Irish artisan food producers were also national winners with the first ‘Irish Bread Award’ category followed by special recognition for Irish Breakfast Foods in the Meat, Fish, Cereal and Dairy categories.
Other categories highlighted included The Irish Brunch Award, the ‘Visitor Attraction Award’ and the ‘Welcome Standard Award’ which showcases the excellent Irish Breakfast experience offered by hospitality providers within the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard classification.
Gleeson’s Townhouse is a founding member of Good Food Ireland, has featured on the cover of the Bridgestone Guide, and gets excellent reviews from host of travel guidebooks year after year. The Gleesons are renowned food ambassadors for Tourism Ireland, presenting the best of authentic Irish cuisine in America, Britain and other European countries.
Eamonn and Mary Gleeson established Gleeson’s Restaurant & Rooms in July 1991. Over the last 27 years, Eamonn and Mary have lovingly restored and made huge changes to their 19th century home, now a renowned family business overlooking the bustling Market Square in picturesque Roscommon Town.
Gleeson’s breakfasts became famous within a few months of opening and have been recognised in international publications such as BBC Travel Guide, The Rough Guide & National Geographic.
In addition to being an award-winning restaurant, over the years Gleeson’s has also become a social focal point for the community, a meeting place and a ‘slightly hidden’ tourist gem!