Kelly’s a hero

by Gazette Reporter
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The team at Beautique Salon in Walkinstown were popular winners on the night

The Best of Dublin Awards took place at the RDS last week and the capital’s great and good were celebrated in some style. Loughlinstown paradmedic David Kelly took home the Dublin Hero award, while the packed crowd were thrilled by surprise appearances from hilarious impressionist Al Foran, aka “Conor McGregor”, aka “Eamon Dunphy”.

Birthday boy Christy Dignam

Birthday boy Christy Dignam

The biggest cheer of all was reserved for birthday boy Christy Dignam, who delivered a spine-tingling version of the Green Fields of France before he and Joe Jowell belted out Aslan favourite Crazy World while the crowd joined in. This year’s awards received more than 800,000 votes, making it the biggest Best of Dublin yet. Out of 80 finalists, 16 winners took home a coveted 98FM Best of Dublin Award for their outstanding contribution to the capital.

Mrs Browns’ Boys star Fiona O’Carroll accepts dad Brendan’s awar

Mrs Browns’ Boys star Fiona O’Carroll accepts dad Brendan’s award

The winners were:

Best Bar: The Confession Box, Marborough St
Best Breakfast: White Moose Café
Best Butcher: Troys of Moore St
Best Salon: Beautique Salon, Walkinstown
Best Sports Club: Corduff FC
Best Takeaway: Angelo’s Ballymun
Best Barber: Hairlough Barbers, Clondalkin
Best Bus Driver: Dave Connolly, Routes 27 and 771
Best Coffee: The Grind, Howth
Best Gym: Ger Conroy Fitness, Mulhuddart
Best Restaurant: Ruby’s Bar & Grill, Swords
Best Shop: Designer Exchange, Dawson St
Best Sports Person: Philly McMahon,
Ballymun Kickhams and Dublin football star
Best Taxi Driver: Marcus Richardson
Best Dub: Comedian and author Brendan O’Carroll
Dublin Hero: Loughlinstown paramedic David Kelly

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