Irish Blog Awards shortlists…

Damien’s Irish Blog Awards makes the Irish Times breaking news section. This year he’s taken the ceremony south to the cosy Cork City Airport Hotel. There are a fair few Nordies going down, though none that I know of from Slugger will be able to make it this year. Still, it’s a great opportunity for people to meet up with some excellent company, have a few beers and fall over together. Oh, and the blog whore himself, Rick O’Shea will keep things ticking over. I see A Tangled Web is named as one of the top Irish group blogs. Is that controversial this year David?

Newcomers: thenationallottie.com; leemunroe.com; joescanlon.net; irishtimes.com/blogs/outsidein. And Trust Tommy. Very good to see Anthony on the Politics shortlist!

  • Gael gan Náire

    Quite surprised, nay shocked ‘n’ horrified, that andrumamornuacht.blogspot.com did not make it to the shortlist.

    I am on it meself I see, yet I have yesterday announced the ending of posting on my blog.

    My prediction for the winner of the Irish language section would have to be Concubhar Ó Liatháin’s blog, igaeilge.wordpress.com.

    Good luck to all involved.

  • Mick Fealty

    It’s for your past efforts though GGN. Silim nach raibh An Druma Mor faoi lan sheoil luath go leor a bheith isteach ann.

    Sa bhliain seo gan aon dabht ar bith though…

  • Dec

    I see A Tangled Web is named as one of the top Irish group blogs.

    I see they’ve just labelled Jimmy Sands a ‘Shinner’ over there. Class.

  • I don’t know whether An Druma Mór could be classified as a blog – it’s probably more accurately described as an online news service and therefore may fit better in that catergory when the Web Awards roll around later on in the year. Sure it’s on blogspot and but I reckon that’s only a technicality.

    Having said that I have to say too that I nominated An Druma Mór myself….

    it’s good that Irish language blogs are keeping company with all the other blogs at this shindig – there’s an amount to be learned from the well established and the up and coming and edgier(?) blogs.

    iGaeilge is coming up to its first anniversary and I’m planning new developments which will be seen in due course. The blog itself has come on a good deal since the early days but I’d be the first to admit that there’s more work to be done to get it to where I’d like it to be. On top of what I’ve planned I’m hoping to get a few more ideas at the event on Saturday night…

    This time last year I was facing an uncertain future as Lá Nua looked like folding at the end of February. As it was I left at the end of February and the newspaper carried on for a few more months on the basis of false promises of money from NI public advertising etc.

    Now it’s time to move on….

    best of luck to all bloggers, shortlisted or not, and I hope to meet some of you on the night….

  • Who decides on the nominations for these things?!

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  • Hi,

    It’s good that Irish language blogs are keeping company with all the other blogs at this shindig – there’s an amount to be learned from the well established and the up and coming and edgier(?) blogs.
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