An Inishowen hotel is celebrating after winning a prestigious award.

The four-star Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa won Wedding Venue of the Year for Ulster at the Wedding Journal Reader Awards.

Ron Kerrigan, sales and marketing manager at the Lodge, said they were "absolutely thrilled" to win the award.

He added: "It is a truly fantastic achievement for the hotel. We all know that the Lodge prides itself on providing exceptional wedding services and it’s just so rewarding to gain some recognition for this with this great award.

"A fact made even more special when you consider the stiff competition that was up against us for the award. Must be something in the air as only recently we also won our eighth consecutive Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award for excelling in offering only the best in customer service to guests.

"We are constantly striving to push the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa to new heights, quite recently we launched our Glashedy Wedding Garden and we also have plans to open up our new Jack’s terrace area (late June 2018). All in great timing what with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2018 taking place in a few weeks’ which will firmly put Ballyliffin on the map and be great for the Inishowen Peninsula as a whole."

He added: "I would just like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the staff at the Lodge as without them we would not be in a position to win this award.

"We have a great team here at the Lodge and I wish to fully highlight that. I would also like to thank all our wedding guests and happy couples for taking the time to actually vote for us also. We greatly appreciate the effort and are very grateful.'

Tom concluded: "Stay tuned in the coming weeks ahead. We are also in for a few more wedding awards so we may just have to extend the awards shelf at this rate."

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