The sixth annual Irish Blog Awards are almost upon us and we’re here to cover the proceedings in full. Starting this afternoon we’ll be live blogging and tweeting during the build-up, and throughout, the awards ceremony.
The ceremony will begin at 8pm in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, and as always will be hosted by RTÉ 2FM DJ Rick O’Shea. This article will automatically update as we publish new content. Alternatively, you can follow our updates on Twitter, or search the official #iba11 hashtag.
We’re extremely grateful to be among the finalists in the Best Technology Blog/Blogger category and wish all other finalists the best of luck tonight!
Update: Scroll down to see a list of all #iba11 winners.
We’re curating a list of Irish blogs & bloggers, starting with the #iba11 nominees http://bit.ly/gDBLFr let us know if we have missed anyone.
The Irish Blog Awards attendees wish Grannymar a happy birthday #iba11
So concludes our not so live coverage of #iba11. It’s been fun attending, and attempting to cover, our first official event. Also, a big thanks to all our new followers!
Grannymar takes to the stage with an air guitar at the 2011 Irish Blog Awards.
A few photos from the Irish Blog Awards 2011http://on.fb.me/hebPUa More to come in the morning, once we find that cable #iba11
The winners of the 2011 Irish Blog Awards
- Best pop culture blog – m0vie.wordpress.com
- Best food/drink bloq – thedailyspud.com
- Best lifestyle blog – stitchesfabricandsoul.com
- Best music blog – nialler9.com
- Best photo blog – rogeroverall.net/blog
- Best technology blog/blogger – conoroneill.net
- Best sport and recreation blog – arseblog.com
- Best blog of a business – davidairey.com
- Best arts and culture blog – vulgo.ie
- Best blog from a journalist – irishtimes.com/blogs/ontherecord
- Best news/current affairs blog – broadsheet.ie
- Best group blog – giyireland.com
- Best political blog – cedarlounge.wordpress.com
- Best blog of a politician – dylanhaskins.ie
- Best use of the Irish language in a blog – igaeilge.wordpress.com
- Best specialist blog – assistdogautism.blogspot.com
- Best newcomer – nessasfamilykitchen.blogspot.com
- Best youth blog – siobhanb.blogspot.com
- Best personal blog – annierhiannon.blogspot.com
- Best science/education blog – frogblog.ie
- Best humour blog – welldonefillet.com
- Best blog post – Being Depressed just means you’re not a moron
- Overall best blog – arseblog.com
Our live blogging plans didn’t happen tonight due to WiFi restrictions in the event room. All of tonight’s winners can be seen in our Twitter stream though.
The entrance to the Blog Awards
@damienmulley, @TrustTommy and others hard at work with finishing touches for #iba11
Best of luck to everyone today, epsessially our fellow technology blog/blogger nominees
Best Technology Blog/Blogger
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Our venue for this evening