Licensing World

An Ashville Media Group Production

Licensing World, Ireland’s essential magazine for publicans and those servicing and suppling the licensed trade in Ireland. Part of the Ashville Media Group, their extensive publishing experience will brings a fresh look to this publication.  



Licensing World provides the latest industry specific news, market-analysis, interviews with the country’s leading publicans and industry figures and the most up-to-date information on trends and products in the industry. Licensing World knows what is important in this rapidly changing business and will focus on the key elements of food, drink and equipment as well as essential services to the trade.  Want to know more contact us at

Bar Awards 2022

Be part of the largest industry awards.

The Bar Awards, run by Licensing World, has become one of the biggest events in the industry since the inaugural awards ceremony in 2005. Ashville Media Group and its highly experienced events team are excited to, once again, be able to host the event on August 22nd, 2022 and will be introducing fresh ideas to create an event on a par with the top international awards – with several surprises along the way. Entries for this annual event come from the many bars, off licences hotels and nightclubs, who want to celebrate the hard work they put into making their business unique and successful. These awards are hotly contested and represent a respected, recognised achievement that your licensed business can be proud of and that will further enhance its reputation.

Subject to some changes during the year, the award categories for 2022 will include:
  • Local Bar of the Year

  • Traditional Bar of the Year

  • Innovative Bar of the Year

  • City Bar of the Year

  • Tourist Bar of the Year

  • Restaurant Bar of the Year

  • Hotel Bar of the Year

  • Hotel Bar of the Year 5*

  • Dog Friendly Bar of the Year 5*

  • Bar Food of the Year

  • Gastro Bar of the Year

  • Cocktail Bar of the Year

  • Best Designed Bar/Best Inside Space

  • Best Live Entertainment

  • Late Bar/Nightclub of the Year

  • Best Bar to Watch the Match

  • Outside Space of the Year

  • Bar Manager of the Year

  • Craft Bar of the Year

  • Gin Bar of the Year

  • Newcomer

  • Whiskey Bar of the Year

  • Wine Bar of the Year

  • Outstanding Customer Service

  • Staff Personality of the Year

  • Southern Comfort People’s Choice

  • Bar of the Year

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