By Michelle Crean

Finalists for the ‘Bar of the Year Awards’ have been revealed – and three Killarney bars feature heavily.

JM Reidy’s has been nominated for best ‘Newcomer’, best ‘Outside Space of the Year’ and ‘Best Designed Bar/Best Inside Space’, while the Great Southern Killarney is up for the ‘Hotel Bar of the Year’ award.

Killarney’s The Shire is up for the ‘Outstanding Customer Service Award’, while the Park Hotel Kenmare has been nominated for the ‘Whiskey Bar of the Year’ award.

The awards, which are now in their 12thyear, recognise excellent bars, knowledgeable staff, high quality service, and innovation in the bar trade.

Winners will be announced at the 2019 Bar of the Year Awards ceremony on August 19, in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road.