IWA 2008

IWA 2008The inaugural (love that word) Irish Web Awards were on Saturday night in the Radisson SAS in town. Powered by Mulley © they were sure to be a great occasion and turned out to nothing less. I arrived into town earlyish to pickup food and then head across to Golden Lane. Upon arrival I hooked up with Darragh, Niamh, Rick, RP and the Kilkenny Massive. I was also introduced to the guys from Dublin Streets but promptly lost them (much to the chagrin of Darragh).

The ceremony itself flew by. Our work site, dublin.ie picked up ‘Best Council’ site which was wholey unexpected. When you work with a site day in and day out you can get quite used to it so it’s great to have it validated by an award like this. My acceptance speech was fairly rubbish but I should have mentioned the great team we have (who couldn’t make it on the night) and how proud we are to have won. I’ve only started to connect in with a lot of the web folk here over the past year (due to my ability to be really shy when meeting new people). Occasions like the web and blog awards solidify the connections we’ve made on Twitter, through feeds etc. That can only be a good thing. I’m already looking forward to next year.

A special thanks to Peter Donegan (leg-end punter) for sponsoring the category and also to moviestar.ie. A full list of winners is here. Alexia has videos over there. Tommy did a couple. Peter got photos here and here.


  1. anthony   โ€ข     Author

    @RP: The look of pure shock on my face says it all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. whoopsadaisy   โ€ข  

    Great night, well done again ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. peter donegan   โ€ข  

    i’d put that pic down to bad photography ๐Ÿ˜ฏ whoop!
    brill nite and ….well done again
    bulaidh bรณs

  5. anthony   โ€ข     Author

    @whoopsadaisy: Thanks, just subbed to your blog.

    @peter donnegan: Cheers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. whoopsadaisy   โ€ข  

    Hey thanks Anthony ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Allan   โ€ข  

    Where can I find a complete list of categories and winners?

  8. PaddyInEngland   โ€ข  

    I hope you thanked me, considering I made most of the site. And I would like my award by first class mail, thank you very much.

  9. janine   โ€ข  

    many congrats on your web award – meant to say that a lot sooner but it’s just been a mad week – i’m sure you have a few of them yourself working on such a colossal website ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Eddie   โ€ข  

    Congrats Anthony! Well deserved. This doesn’t mean I have to geneflect or bow or kiss a– or anything, does it?!

  11. Anthony   โ€ข  

    @PaddyInEngland: I’ll dispatch it by DHL.

    @janine: Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. annie   โ€ข  

    I’m *so* late to this but congrats to you and your team Anthony, that’s mega ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Anthony   โ€ข  

    @annie: Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. PaddyInEngland   โ€ข  

    I like your pic on Rick O’Shea’s blog. Your mate Darren has to send me some cake for being the 2000th commenter on his blog, so you can send the award along with the cake. All I am missing now is some sparkling piss!

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