The Irish Blog Awards 2009

This year the awards ceremony for the best Irish blogs took place at the Cork Airport Hotel. The chorus of praise for instigator and overseer Damien Mulley was loud and unanimous, which is only right: uniting and judging such a diverse and opinionated group of people is a significant political achievement. Thanks to vivid warning colours ( cycling shirt with Bubble Brothers logo front and back), my larval progress through the hive was mostly unimpeded; though seeing a thousand different reflections of myself in the twitter-mosaic compound eyes of the buzzing, purposeful throng was very unsettling. It was a pleasure to meet those I did, and I'm sorry I wasn't able to say hello to more of my online acquaintances in person. I'm publishing the long list of nominees here for those who haven't already seen it. Further details are available at

Best Popculture Blog - Sponsored by Bubble Hits

Best Blog from a Journalist - Sponsored by Mamut

Best Food/Drink Blog - Sponsored by Bord Bia

Best Fashion Blog - Sponsored by Spinnakerpro

Best Arts and Culture Blog - Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

Best Political Blog - Sponsored by Digital Revolutionaries

Best Group Blog - Sponsored by

Best Technology Blog/Blogger - Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport and Recreation Blog - Sponsored by

Best News/Current Affairs Blog - Sponsored by IGO People

Best Specialist Blog - Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Newcomer - Sponsored by

Best Blog of a Business - Sponsored by

Best Music Blog - Sponsored by

Best Personal Blog - Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog - Sponsored by Beecher Networks

Best Photo Blog - Sponsored by

Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog - Sponsored by Edgecast Media

Hilary NY: Corcaighist: An Druma Mór: An Spailpín Fánach: Íomhá An Lae: An Cnagaire: Talk Irish: Igaeilge: Dialann Scott: Blag Ghael Gan Náire: