Here are the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Awards 2018 results for the commercial categories.
Best commercial floral display
Highly commended: Bollard’s, Kieran Street;
Kytler’s Inn, Kieran Street;
Rafter Dempsey’s, Friary Street;
Topaz service Station, College Rd.
John Joe Cullen, John Street;
Rothe House, Parliament Street;
Winner: Tynan’s Bridge House.
Most improved commercial premises
Front Room Bar, John St.
Egan’s Pub, John St.
Grapevine, Rose Inn St.
Molly’s Cafe, John St.
Best shop front
Billy Byrnes, John Street;
Lenehan’s, Barrack Street;
Andrew Ryan, Friary Street;
Sceilp Inn, College Road.
Best shop signage
Marchioness Boutique, Parliament Street;
Yesterday’s, Patrick Street;
John Cleere’s public house, Parliament Street;
JB Burke Public House, Dublin Road;
Syd Harkin’s, Rose Inn Street.
Best Kilkenny hospitality
Hibernian Hotel, Patrick Street.
Kilkenny Inn Hotel, Vicar Street.
Mena House, Castlecomer Road.
Springhill Court Hotel, Waterford Road.
Fanad House, Bennettsbridge Road.
Best commercial centre
Flower Power, Carlow Road.
Loughboy Shopping Centre.
Commendation for evening shop display
Cake Face, Irishtown;
Left Bank, Patrick Street/The Parade.
Commendation for sustainability
Kilkenny Ghost Tours.
Commendation for year round colour and welcome
McDonagh Railway Station
Tourist Hostel, Parliament Street.