Trump Doonbeg Walks Away With Top Clare Business Excellence Award

Joe Russell of Trump Doonbeg pictured with the overall award for his Ocean View Restaurant at the Clare Business Excellence Awards

Trump Doonbeg’s five-star seafood restaurant has walked away with the Ennis Chamber Clare Business Excellence Award for 2018.

It was one of two awards bestowed on the Ocean View Restaurant at the glittering awards ceremony last night – it was also named the best place to eat in Clare.

In all, 13 awards were handed out to mark outstanding practice in business around the Banner County.


General Manager of Trump Doonbeg Joe Russell says it somewhat makes up for Donald Trump not coming to Clare as planned this week:

Check out the full photo gallery from the night here

2018 Winners

Innovative Use of Technology in Business -Sponsored by Microsemi

Cahir & Company Solicitors

Best Micro Business in Clare – Sponsored by Local Enterprise Office Clare

Winner – Meeres Pork Products

Clare Professional Services Excellence Award – Sponsored by AIB

Winner – Carrigoran House

Leadership in Corporate and Social Responsibility – Sponsored by Essilor

Winner – Intel Shannon

Clare Customer Service Excellence Award – Sponsored by HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan

Winner – Madden Furniture

Clare Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by Ennis Gold

Winner – Bambino’s

Best Tourism Experience in Clare – Sponsored by LIT

Winner – The Burren Perfumery

Best Hospitality Provider in Clare – Sponsored by Shannon Group

Winner – Hotel Woodstock Ennis

Best Place to Eat – Best Restaurant – Sponsored by Pallas Foods

Ocean View Restaurant, Trump International Doonbeg

Best Place to Eat – Best Bistro/Cafe – Sponsored by Pallas Foods

Winner – Food Heaven

Best Licenced Premises in Clare – Sponsored by Ennis Chamber.

Winner – Lucas’ Bar, Ennis

Best Voluntary/Community Group in Clare – Sponsored by St. Francis Credit Union

Winner, The 12 O’ Clock Hills Project Kilkishen

Overall winner, Clare Business Excellence Awards 2018

Ocean View Restaurant, Trump International Doonbeg