2017 Winners Announced

Winners Announced at The V By Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017

On Thursday 5th October 2017 at the ACADEMY, Dublin, the best bloggers in Ireland were recognised at the 2017 V by Very Blog Awards Ireland. Over 400 guests celebrated the Irish blogging community along with Hosts Lords of Strut who were finalists in the 2017 Britain’s Got Talent live shows.

With over 2,000 blog nominations and over 1200 making the Longlist, it was one of the biggest year’s yet for the award. There were three rounds of judging, the first two rounds by public judges followed by the final round by industry experts and media/journalism and PR professionals. Patrick Hanlon and Russell Alford, the food/travel blogging duo, the Gastrogays were awarded the highest accolade of the evening, the“Blog of the Year” having received the highest scores across all the rounds of judging.

Rossa Butler of Littlewoods Ireland and V by Very said of the awards, “ V by Very exclusive to Littlewoods Ireland are honoured to be involved again for the 2nd year in the Ireland Blog Awards which showcases just how great Irish bloggers are.”

MC’s Lords of Strut hosted for the evening bringing their unique take on the theme for the evening, “Movie Icons”, and engaged and encouraged all with some fusion dance moves. The 400 attendees were invited to come dressed as their favourite Movie Star or Hollywood icon. V By Very also spoiled up with a preview of their AW collection with a glamour selfie mirror where guests could strut their stuff on the red carpet and take a snap of their outfit to be shared across social media.

Congratulations to all Winners and Finalists!


2017 Winners

Best Arts & Crafts Blog


Winner: EvinOK

Silver: Cottage Notebook

Bronze: Where Wishes Come From


Winner: Carol Feller

Silver: Jessica Loves

Bronze: Mark Stephens Architects

Best Arts & Culture Blog


Winner: Luwd Media

Silver: Eirecana

Bronze: Irish Heritage & Identity Blog


Winner: Writing.ie

Silver: No More Workhorse

Bronze: FollowTheCamino

Best B2B Blog


Winner: Off Message

Silver: Gobblefunked

Bronze: Retro Gamer Ireland


Winner: Spiderworking

Silver: New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programme

Bronze: The Blacknight Blog

Best Beauty Blog

sponsored by theBalm


Winner: The Beautiful Truth

Silver: Lovely Girlie Bits

Bronze: Sarenabee


Winner: Amara Aesthetics

Silver: Thérapie Clinic Blog

Bronze: Araya’s Beauty Blog

Blag Gaeilge is Fearr

sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: Gael Trip

Silver: Sadhbh Devlin

Bronze: nadubsabu.com

Best Blog Post


Winner: Falling Half in Love With Strangers

Silver: The Clothesline

Bronze: The Ultimate Guide to Walking the Everest Base Camp Trek Independently


Winner: Ask the Photographer: Best Cameras for Bloggers

Silver: 8 Tips on how to survive working from home this summer

Bronze: 10 Things You Should Never Do At A Friends Wedding

Best Books & Literature Blog


Winner: Gobblefunked

Silver: M. Dympna

Bronze: Cover to Cover


Winner: Ballyroan Reads

Silver: The O’Brien Press Blog

Bronze: YAPS!

Best Current Affairs / Politics Blog


Winner: An Sionnach Fionn

Silver: Ciaran Tierney

Bronze: HeadStuff


Winner: Slugger O’Toole

Silver: Disordered World

Bronze: Campaign Canvassing

Best Diaspora Blog

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: Three Sons Later

Silver: The Reluctant Emigrant

Bronze: Considering The Lilies & Lessons From the Field

Best Digital & Tech Blog


Winner: TheEffect.Net

Silver: techbuzzireland.com

Bronze: FurCoatsNoKnickers


Winner: The Wolfgang Blog

Silver: The Blacknight Blog

Bronze: Elite Gamer

Best Education & Science Blog


Winner: Dr. How’s Science Wows

Silver: Stair na hÉireann / History of Ireland

Bronze: Limerick’s Life


Winner: Engage Live

Silver: SketchUp Hub

Bronze: Way Out West

Best Fashion Blog


Winner: Hannah Hawkshaw

Silver: Violinkit

Bronze: Elegance by Emer


Winner: The Style Fairy

Silver: Killer Fashion

Bronze: The Hen Planner

Best Film & TV Blog

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: HeadStuff

Silver: Scannain

Bronze: Luwd Media

Best Finance Blog

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: Informed Decisions

Silver: Fenero

Bronze: Taxback.com Blog

Best Food & Drink Blog


Winner: The Tiny Vegan Kitchen

Silver: Procrastibake

Bronze: One Man’s Meat


Winner: Recipe Guru

Silver: Baby Led Feeding

Bronze: Lidl Recipes – More For You

Best Food Review Blog

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: Gin & Griddle

Silver: Where Is My Teaspoon?

Bronze: Bibliocook: All About Food

Best Gaming Blog

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: GamEir

Silver: Elite Gamer

Bronze: TheEffect.Net

Best Health & Wellness Blog


Winner: The Skinny Dolls’ Journey

Silver: The Healthy Tart

Bronze: The Flourishing Pantry


Winner: Gym Bunny

Silver: Holly.ie

Bronze: MS and Me

Best Interior Design / Architecture Blog


Winner: diynewb.ie

Silver: Homeware Huntress

Bronze: The House that Will


Winner: Bear Blog

Silver: Optimise Design Blog

Bronze: SketchUp Hub

Best Lifestyle Blog


Winner: Louise O’Connell

Silver: Cupid or Cats

Bronze: Totally Ró


Winner: Office Mum

Silver: Coast Monkey

Bronze: Mykidstime.com

Best Marketing & Communications Blog


Winner: Ben Cotton

Silver: Iliyana’s Blog

Bronze: FurCoatsNoKnickers


Winner: The Wolfgang Blog

Silver: Digital Training Institute

Bronze: Spiderworking

Best Music & Pop Blog

sponsored by Alcatel

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: Moo Kid

Silver: The OB

Bronze: The Last Mixed Tape

Best Parenting Blog


Winner: Leanmeanmomma

Silver: Mum’s Makeup Bag

Bronze: My Little Babog


Winner: The M Word

Silver: Mummy Cooks Baby and Family Recipes

Bronze: Dublin Family Doulas Blog

Best Photography Blog


Winner: Disused School Houses: Notes and Photographs

Silver: Kieran Russell Landscape Photography Blog

Bronze: The Traveloguer


Winner: Engage Live

Silver: Happy Memories Photography

Bronze: Donal Doherty Photography

Best Sports Blog

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: Motorsport.ie

Silver: PBM (Princess Bitch Mittens)

Bronze: Topgear.ie

Best Travel Blog


Winner: GastroGays

Silver: Journalist On The Run

Bronze: Wandering On Travel Blog


Winner: OnTheQT

Silver: CaminoWays.com Blog

Bronze: FollowTheCamino

Best Vlog


Winner: How To Get Your Sh*t Together

Silver: Dainty Dress Diaries

Bronze: My Food Travels


Winner: Eimear McElheron

Silver: OnTheQT

Bronze: BallinEurope

Blog of the Year

Personal & Commercial Combined

Winner: GastroGays