The Gold Medal Awards have just announced Gleesons Restaurant & Rooms as a finalist in the 2022 Awards in the Ireland’s Country House and Guest House Experience category. It’s a feather in the cap of the Roscommon town business run by the Gleeson family as they are in very elevated company indeed. Other finalists in their 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. Gleesons believe their support of local produce and particularly their organic lamb from the family farm was a strong factor in their success. The signature lamb stew dish developed by Mary Gleeson 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.
The Gleeson family are at the heart of the business and their core values permeate every aspect of it. It is currently managed by Cait Gleeson, daughter of founders Eamonn and Mary.
Cait and all the staff at Gleesons are delighted to be shortlisted in the prestigious Gold Medal Awards and are looking forward to the finals. They are also looking forward to re-opening their 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. 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.