Kerry Wins Porridge All-Ireland

The Lansdowne Kenmare is the overall winner of Flahavan's inaugural National Porridge Awards 2022 for hotels, for offering the "best of the best" hotel porridge experience using Flahavan’s Irish wholegrain oats.

The awards were split into three categories – "Best Classic Porridge", "Most Innovative Porridge" and "Best Promotion of Porridge" – with one overall winner. As well as being awarded the overall prize, The Lansdowne Kenmare won in the "Best Promotion of Porridge" category. The "Best Classic Porridge" title was awarded to the Castlewood House Hotel in Dingle and the Crowne Plaza Dundalk won the award for the "Most Innovative Porridge".

John Brennan, owner of The Lansdowne Kenmare, said:

"We are absolutely delighted for everyone in our hardworking kitchen team to have been recognised for excellence by Flahavan’s National Porridge Awards. We endeavour to support local food suppliers where possible. The award is a fantastic endorsement of the time and effort that we put into preparing all of our menus."

As part of the judging process, Eunice Power visited nine shortlisted hotels across the country along with a representative from Flahavan’s. As well as selecting winners in each of the three categories, three hotels were also highly commended for their excellent porridge offerings – The Granville Hotel in Waterford, Faithlegg Hotel in Waterford and the Metropole Hotel in Cork.