The sun shone in Kilmacthomas on Thursday as the winners of WLR’s “Best of Waterford Awards 2022” were unveiled.
Over the past six weeks, listeners across the city and county voted in their thousands on, for their favourite local businesses, services and trades people across 13 categories.
The shortlist was unveiled last week, and on June 9th, the overall category winners were announced at a ceremony in Coach House Coffee hosted by WLR’s Vinny Bradley and Mary O’Neill.
The Best of Waterford Awards 2022 was a partnership between WLR and, finding trusted plumbers, electricians, gas boiler installers and more across Waterford in minutes, all with a 12-month guarantee backed by Bord Gáis Energy.
Speaking after the event, Claire Power, WLR’s Head of Digital and Creative Solutions, said:
“This has been such a positive evening, celebrating not only the best businesses in Waterford across so many categories, but also the phenomenal community spirit that exists locally. I’d like to thank our sponsors LocalHeroes for making the awards possible. WLR has been part of the fabric of Waterford for decades, and we’re delighted to have driven this initiative for another year.”

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The full list of category winners for the Best of Waterford 2022 are:
Best Breakfast Bishop's Palace Café, Best Barber The Arch Barber, Best Coffee Under The Clock Coffee, Best Tradesperson Alan Hayes Plumbing and Heating, Best Restaurant Emiliano's, Best Takeaway Cleaboy Takeaway, Best Pub Geoff’s, Best Beauty Salon Luxe By Rebecca Kelly, Best Hairdresser Willow Hair Boutique, Best Gym Raise The Bar, Best Workplace Sanofi,  Best Local/Corner Shop Dunphy’s, Best Butcher Molloy's Butchers Ardkeen