Living the Irish Attitude Award

Living the Irish Attitude Award

Since 2007, in conjunction with the creation of Dublin's destination brand, the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau has honored local businesses, organizations and individuals that have embraced Dublin's destination brand and slogan - Irish is an Attitude. 

The Bureau launched Dublin’s new destination brand in January, 2007 in an effort to raise awareness with the traveling public by positioning the city as a unique and desirable destination for leisure, business, athletic and group travel. The DCVB logo and positioning line, Irish is an Attitude, makes use of the “Irish” equity that exists in the Dublin name and promotes the idea that you don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Irish fun.

Throughout the years several Dublin businesses have promoted the destination brand to their customers and have integrated Dublin's brand into their operations. You can identify past winners by the bodhran drum awards that many recipients display in their businesses. 

Below is a full list of all "Living the Irish Attitude" Award Winners:

 2007:

  • Crowne Plaza - Irish themed meeting rooms
  • TehKu Tea Company - Irish teas, Colcannon potato soups, green scones
  • City of Dublin 
  • Ha’penny Bridge Imports - Group Experiences such as the 4-leaf Clover Scavenger Hunt
  • Historic Dublin Business Association - Jig Thursday
  • Dublin Village Tavern - Irish eggrolls & menu items

2008:

  • Emerald Bank - Created an “Irish is an Attitude” checking account that offers a donation to a Dublin charity with each new account opened 
  • Chase Suite Hotel Dublin - Created Irish themed new logo, new lobby/gatehouse décor and Irish welcome receptions for group tours
  • Graeter’s Ice Cream - Created a “Shamrock Sundae” and offered a discount to visitors wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Hilton Garden Inn Dublin - Created a variety of Irish-inspired offerings for guests, including Irish-inspired items on its room service menu, a morning wake-up call featuring a voice with an Irish brogue and Irish welcome receptions

2009:

  • Holiday Inn Express - Incorporating Irish inspired décor and wake-up call into the new hotel
  • Embassy Suites - Renaming the hotel restaurant to Kilpatrick’s- an Irish inspired name
  • City of Dublin Economic Development - St. Patrick’s Day Business Blitz

2010:

  • Dublin Arts Council - Celtic Corner with Irish themed gifts in Dublin Arts Center
  • Dublin Community Center - Abbey Theater, Irish programs and Talla names
  • Java Jan Coffee - Featuring Irish & Dublin inspired offerings including Highlander Grog coffee, Irish cream syrup and Dublin note cards

2011:

  • Sunny Street Café (Hospital Drive location) - For creating customizable Irish themed dinner menus and events to appeal to the group tour and meetings markets
  • 1 Stop Bead Shop - For creating Irish jewelry making classes for groups and a special section in the store dedicated to Irish-themed beads
  • The Emerald City Half & Quarter Marathon - For creating an Irish themed event in Dublin that draws visitors, participants, media attention and benefits local charities

2012:

  • Sisters Sweet Shoppe - Irish experience- 4 Leaf Clover Scavenger Hunt, Shamrock snacks, etc.
  • Our Cupcakery - Irish experience; Bomb Gourmet Cupcakes & an Irish “Favorite” for the cupcake bar 
  • Whole Foods - Irish products. Group Tour program development: Irish Manor House Meal, Tastings & Toastings, Irish Flavors & Treasures

2013:

  • Mezzo - Irish Family Sundays
  • Phoenix Bats - Creating an Irish-inspired green mini bat with an engraved shamrock
  • Jeni’s Ice Cream - For creating the Irish-inspired sundae during The Presidents Cup

2014:

  • Homewood Suites - Creation of the Irish is an Attitude Getaway Package including gifts from local Irish Approved businesses
  • Sandra Puskarcik - City of Dublin - working with local organizations and the City of Dublin to incorporate the Irish brand
  • Dublin Life Magazine - Featuring Irish-themed stories and photos

2016:

  • Dublin AM Rotary - For brining back the Blarney Bash to add to Dublin's St. Patrick's Day celebration. 
  • Chelsea Borough Home - For bringing Irish entertainment and shopping to the inaugural Historic Dublin Street Bazaar.
  • Boho 72 Boutique - For dedicating a section of their store to "Irish Approved" items including jewelry, gifts, clothing and more.

2017:

  • Tantrum Theater - For bringing professional theater to Dublin's Abbey Theater and offering an Irish-themed production each show season. Don't miss this year's Irish performance, Into the West.
  • Cathy Jo Smith - For performing an authentic Irish wake and storytelling experience to our Group Tours. You can see Cathy's Irish experiences at the Dublin Irish Festival annually.