Irish Hospitality Global has released the shortlist of finalists for its 2019 annual awards programme, following an online voting campaign which received over 20,000 votes from customers of Irish pubs all over the world.

Nominated pubs include Zozimus on Anne’s Lane, John Kavanagh ‘The Gravediggers’ in Glasnevin, Kazbar in Waterford, and Nel Sweeney’s in Co Wexford.

Outside of Ireland, nominees include Scholars Lounge in Rome, McNulty’s in La Rochelle, Doc Magilligan’s in Niagara Falls, Dead Rabbit NYC and Seumus’ Irish Bar in Picton, New Zealand. You can view the entire 2019 shortlist at

Last year’s overall title of Pub of the Year went to the fantastic Tir na nOg in New York City, with Pub of the Year for Ireland awarded to Toners on Baggot Street in Dublin.

Commenting on the release of this year’s shortlist, Irish Hospitality Global CEO Sarah Murphy said: “We were delighted to see so many votes coming in from all corners of the globe in support of the diaspora’s favourite Irish pubs. It is a testament to the longstanding Irish traditions of warmth and hospitality, both at home in Ireland and across the world. Best of luck to all of this year’s finalists and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Dublin for the Awards ceremony in October.”

The winners of the 2019 Irish Hospitality Global Awards will be announced at a Gala Dinner in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin, on 8th October as part of this year’s IHG Gathering event. Click here to book your tickets to the event.