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06th Oct 2017

Ireland’s best blogs and bloggers named at Blog Awards Ireland 2017

Are you familiar with many of these?

Are you familiar with many of these?

The great and good of Ireland’s blogging community were rewarded for their efforts at the annual Blog Awards Ireland at a ceremony in the Academy in Dublin on Thursday.

Bloggers in a vast array of categories were nominated for the awards, with 5,000 blogs submitted and a total of 1,200 blogs making the longlist.

The judging included three rounds; the first two, which were voted by the public and the final round was judged by media, journalism and PR professionals.

Patrick Hanlon and Russel Alford, the food/travel blogging duo behind The Gastro Gays were awarded the highest accolade of Blog of the Year having received the highest scores across all rounds of judging.

You can see the list of winners below and for a full list of finalists, check out the Blog Awards Ireland website.

The V By VERY Blog Awards Ireland Winners List

Blog of the Year  


Best Arts & Crafts Blog

Commercial Winner: Carol Feller

Personal Winner: EvinOK

Best Arts & Culture Blog

Commercial Winner:

Personal Winner: Luwd Media

Best B2B Blog

Commercial Winner: Spiderworking

Personal Winner: Off Message

Best Beauty Blog

Commercial Winner: Amara Aesthetics

Personal Winner: The Beautiful Truth

Ask the Photographer: Best Cameras for Bloggers

Commercial Winner: Falling half in love with strangers

Personal Winner: When do I get the manual

Best Books & Literature Blog

Commercial Winner: Ballyroan Reads

Personal Winner: Gobblefunked

Best Current Affairs/Politics Blog

Commercial Winner: Slugger O’Toole

Personal Winner: An Sionnach Fionn

Best Diaspora Blog  

Combined commercial and personal: Three Sons Later

Best Digital & Tech Blog

Commercial Winner: The Wolfgang Blog

Personal Winner: TheEffect.Net

Best Education & Science Blog

Commercial Winner: Engage Live

Personal Winner: Dr. How’s Science Wows

Best Fashion Blog  

Commercial Winner: The Style Fairy

Personal Winner: Hannah Hawkshaw

Best Film & TV Blog

Combined commercial and personal: HeadStuff

Best Finance Blog   

Combined commercial and personal: Informed Decisions

Best Food & Drink Blog     

Commercial Winner: Recipe Guru

Personal Winner: The Tiny Vegan

Best Food Review Blog

Combined commercial and personal: Gin & Griddle

Blag Gaeilge is Fearr    

Combined commercial and personal: GaelTrip

Best Gaming Blog  

Combined commercial and personal: GamEir

Best Health & Wellness Blog

Commercial Winner: Gym Bunny

Personal Winner: The Skinny Dolls’ Journey

Best Interior Design/Architecture Blog

Commercial Winner: Bear Blog

Personal Winner:

Best Lifestyle Blog   

Commercial Winner: Office Mum

Personal Winner: Louise O’Connell

Best Marketing & Communications Blog

Commercial Winner: The Wolfgang Blog

Personal Winner: Ben Cotton

Best Music & Pop Blog 

Combined commercial and personal: Moo Kid

Best Parenting Blog 

Commercial Winner: The M Word

Personal Winner: Leanmeanmomma

Best Photography Blog   


Commercial Winner: Engage Live

Personal Winner: Disused School Houses: Notes and Photographs

Best Sports Blog

Combined commercial and personal:

Best Travel Blog       

Commercial Winner: OnTheQT

Personal Winner: GastroGays

Best Vlog  

Commercial Winner: Eimear McElheron

Personal Winner: How To Get Your Sh*t Together


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