2010 Irish Blog Awards finalists

Irish Blog Awards are on Twitter if you want to be updated on the competition. Please note you will need to buy your ticket online for the Blog Awards this year. Purchasing page.

Before making comment, please thank the sponsors for believing in the Blog Awards and making it happen. Why not link to them and thank them? Please congratulate your felllow nominees and the finalists. 120 judges broke their backsides to judge all the nominated and shortlisted blogs, giving up a good deal of time between them. On average, a blog in round 2 was judged by 8 judges. Good luck and we hope to see you on March 27th in Galway.

Best Popculture blog

– Sponsored by Insure.ie

Best Food/Drink Blog

– Sponsored by Bord Bia

Best Beauty/Fashion Blog

– Sponsored by Spinnakerpro

Best Music Blog

– Sponsored by deStudio

Best Photo Blog

– Sponsored by Pix.ie

Best Technology Blog/Blogger

– Sponsored by Bitbuzz

Best Sport and Recreation Blog

– Sponsored by Boards.ie

Best Blog of a Business

– Sponsored by RedCardinal.ie

Best Arts and Culture Blog

– Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

Best Blog from a Journalist

– Sponsored by BVisible

Best News/Current Affairs Blog

– Sponsored by dediserve

Best Group Blog

– Sponsored by Red Fly Marketing

Best Political Blog

– Sponsored by Digital Revolutionaries

Best Blog of a Politician

– Sponsored by Leviathan.ie

Use of the Irish Language in a Blog

– Sponsored by Edgecast Media

Best Specialist Blog

– Sponsored by iQ Content

Best Newcomer

– Sponsored by LastMinute.com

Best Youth Blog

– Sponsored by Spunout.ie

Best Personal Blog

– Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group

Best Humour Blog

– Sponsored by Maximise

Best Blog Post

– Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions
Finalists announced on Sunday

Best Blog

– Grand Prix – Sponsored by WHPR
Announced on the night


  1. Martin says:

    Milky bar anyone?

  2. Grannymar says:

    Wow! What a list. Well done to all the Finalists. See you at the party!

  3. Ian Healy says:

    Excellent! Thanks!

  4. Sweary says:

    Best list yet, I think! VERY excited about the whole shebang now. A hearty congrats to everyone here.

  5. Tommy Collison says:

    Gratz to all!

  6. Thanks to the judges for all the judging, to pix.ie for sponsoring the photoblog category, and to Irish Blog Awards organizers for all their hard work – delighted to be a finalist and good luck to everyone next weekend!

  7. Many thanks to the judges for their hard work. I didn’t make the final cut but send the very best wishes to the finalists!

  8. McAWilliams says:

    Well that was one heck of a whittle down, fair play to the judges for having looked through the hundreds of blogs to get it down to this list. Congrats to all the finalists, and a well deserved break now for all the judges.

    Cant wait for the 27th now bring it on!

  9. ganching says:

    Congratulations to all and thanks to the judges. Was really pleased to reach the shortlist stage. Hope you all have a great night.

  10. Well done folks, some really great blogs on there (many that I’m not yet familiar with). Looking forward to 27th also 🙂

  11. Bloody hell…

    Thank you so very, very much! I’m unbelievably chuffed! Congratulations to everybody & good luck!

  12. Stan Carey says:

    Big thanks to the judges, organisers, and sponsors, and well done to the finalists (I’m honoured to be among them). Looking forward to visiting the unfamiliar blogs…

  13. Vic says:

    Congrats to all. Won’t be in Galway on the night myself, but have a great one.

  14. Thanks to the judges, thanks a million for the nomination/finalist-ing, thanks to the sponsors. Looking forward v much to the night. Congrats to my fellow category nominees and to all the finalists.

  15. The Beer Nut says:

    A fantastic surprise — thanks to anyone who judged me worthy for inclusion in such august company.

    So… they have Galway Hooker Pale Ale at the Radisson Blu, right?

  16. Overwhelmed to hear see these results.

    Thanks to Irish Blog Awards, the judges and the sponsors.

    See you in Galway!

  17. Donal Fallon says:

    A midnight phone call told me to check out the sortlist, delighted to see our little baby (CHTM) make it this far! Two students and a student at heart, we didn’t know there was anything to the internet bar Facebook before November 2009 me thinks.

    It was other blogs like Dublin Opinion, Bock…, Cedar Lounge, Why Thats Delightful, Nialler9 and blah blah blah that got me into all this, and there are so many great ones I lose more time than I should to these days just browsing.

    It’s made my day, and even my week (and maybe even March) to see this. Go raibh míle maith agaibh ar fad.

  18. Fiona says:

    Congrats to everyone including judges, organisers and finalist blogs. On behalf of the whole team over at Human Rights in Ireland we’re delighted to be shortlisted! Lots of us at conferences that weekend but we’re hoping to be represented. It’s going to be a superb night!

  19. Mire Man says:

    Well done to all the finalists. And thanks judges – it was nice to be shortlisted.

  20. aphrodite says:

    I see Panti on the list – so there’s NO WAY we can compete in the frock and makeup stakes this year!
    Congrats to everyone and we’re really looking forward to Galway – see you all there!
    Absolutely delighted to be included

  21. Darren says:

    Wow. Just… just wow. Chuffed to make it. See you all in Galway.

  22. keithbelfast says:

    Thanks to everyone for putting in the effort again this year. Thanks to judges, sponsors, that utter get Mulley and all else involved.

    and thanks for the nom!

  23. Wow, very happy to see my site there! Congrats to everyone whether you made thr finals or not!

  24. nicola-t says:

    Wow, can’t believe my little ol’ site’s on the finalists list! Thanks everyone who judged it worthy, the sponsors and to all the folks who’ve been working away at organising the awards – See you all in Galway!

  25. Willie Joe says:

    Delighted to be in the final shake-up, thanks to the judges for all their efforts over the past few weeks and thanks too to the organisers for making it all happen. Need to sort out my ticket for the awards bash now …

  26. Longman Oz says:

    100% fair play to those who have been putting time, effort, & money into making these awards happen, including those resident bards of Poetry Ireland. It is encouraging to learn that I am in the final shake-up for the warts & vulture award that they sponsor.

    Naturally, may the best orts-hippy-liberal-burger flipping slacker win!

  27. Anyone know what kinda dress-code will be in place?

  28. Aw shucks. Won’t be in Gaillimh myself, but big up everyone, good luck and have fun.

  29. Ciara Feely says:

    There will be a great gathering of blogger tallent in Galway. Well done to all the judges and thank you to the sponsors and Damiens team for making it all happen.

    Looking forward to the party! Ciara

  30. hXci says:

    I’d just like to echo the praise and thanks of all above for the organisers/judges/sponsors. The three of us at Come Here To Me! never expected to make it anywhere near the shortlist so getting a phonecall at midnight last night was a true delight. Pity I’ll miss the awards, I’ll be in Doolin “researching” a lengthy blog post! Buíochas agus comhghairdeas go dtí gach duine!

  31. kat says:

    wow! i am so so suprised to be nominated! Thanks so much to all and congratulations to everyone else, and good luck:)

  32. Marie says:

    Wow! What a fantastic surprise to see my blog here. Thank you so much to everyone who nominated it, to all the judges for their hard work, to the sponsors and to Damien and the IBA team for organising it all. Well done to all the nominees and finalists. It is great to see so many fantastic Irish blogs out there! Better stop now before I start doing a Kate Winslett. Looking forward to meeting some old friends and new next Saturday in Galway.

  33. Ronan says:

    Thanks very much everyone involved. Great job Damien, as always.

  34. Guys, I have no words for this. Im vey very very happy! Best news I could get this week! Look forward to seeing you at the Awards eve!

    Thanks again and congrats to all finalists 🙂

  35. Annemarie says:

    Just got back from a mini hol to see this great news. Thank you, thank you! Especially sponsors and judges, have mentioned/linked to you all in latest post. http://short.ie/rmmtiv

  36. Yay! Thanks a million for shortlisting our site – we’re as thrilled as parents of a child who’s been told it’s not stupid!

    Thanks lastminute.ie for the support of the awards, and a huge congratulations to all of the nominees, we’re really honoured to be part of such a great list. (Not that we’re saying we’re part of the greatness, just that everyone else is great and that makes us proud and…yeah, we’ll stop typing now.)

    See you at the awards!

    x(B) & (L)

  37. Irish Mammy says:

    Well done all the finalists!

  38. Annie says:

    Great stuff, see you all in Galway. And thanks for the nomination, mum.

  39. A fantastic surprise to see the blog on the list of finalists. Thanks very much to all the judges. I hate to nitpick, but I can’t help it. The blog is misspelled slightly in the list of finalists. Should be pelOton. Thanks again and good luck to all on Saturday!

  40. Congratulations to all the Finalists and Good Luck!!

  41. Aoife Mc says:

    Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists – see you in Galway!


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