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Primary Times Award

PRIMARY TIMES STAR AWARDS 2011 HONOURS TWO WESTPORT BUSINESSES AS WINNERS OF “BEST OF WHAT IRELAND HAS TO OFFER FAMILIES”

Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park for Best Family Visitor Attractions and Hotel Westport for Top 10 Best Family Friendly Hotels in Ireland

Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland (Tuesday, August 23, 2011) – The best of what Ireland has to offer families is revealed in the results of this year’s Primary Times STAR Awards, as voted for by 2,000 parents of children under 12 in this country.

Readers of Primary Times – the largest free family magazines & website in Ireland www.primarytimes.ie – voiced their views on the country’s most family friendly firms and scored their favourites on customer service, facilities, choice and value for money.

Teens in Water Zorb Ride

Teens in Water Zorb Ride

The country’s Best Family Visitor Attractions reveal – by region – who is tops with families searching for service and value, as well as entertainment. Dublin Zoo, Imaginosity and the National Aquatic Centre came first in Dublin while Tayto Park, the National Stud and Lullymore Heritage Park are loved by Leinster families. Fota Wildlife Park, Killarney National Park and West Cork Model Railway scored with families in the South, while families in the West rated Westport House, the Aillwee Caves and Bunratty Folk Park.

If you want to know where to book that perfect family break, the Top 10 Family Friendly Hotels in IRELAND awards are essential reading. Top spots in the country went to Hotel Westport, The Galway Bay Hotel; Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney; Fota Island Resort; Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone; Quality Hotel, Clonakilty; Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare; Quality Hotel, Killarney; Dingle Skellig Hotel and the Quality Hotel, Youghal.

For a full list of regional and national winners in the Primary Times 2011 STAR Awards – see their website www.primarytimes.ie

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FOR A FULL LIST OF 2011 PRIMARY TIMES STAR AWARDS WINNERS, VISIT www.primarytimes.ie

Best Family Visitor Attractions – Top 3 in each region

West – Aillwee Caves, Bunratty Folk Park, Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park

Dublin – Dublin Zoo, Imaginosity, National Aquatic Centre

Leinster – Tayto Park, Irish National Stud, Lullymore Heritage Park

South – Fota Wildlife Park, Killarney National Park, West Cork Model Railway

 

Best Family Friendly Hotels – Top 10

  • Hotel Westport
  • Gleneagle Hotel Killarney
  • Fota Island Resort
  • Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone
  • Quality Hotel Clonakilty
  • Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare
  • Quality Hotel Killarney
  • Galway Bay Hotel
  • Dingle Skellig Hotel
  • Quality Hotel Youghal
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