Clare Mullaney Dignam, Fiona McDermott, Michelle Ryan, Aliosia Mitchell from The Spa at Ashford Castle.

Clare Mullaney Dignam, Fiona McDermott, Michelle Ryan, Aliosia Mitchell from The Spa at Ashford Castle.IMAGES: Paul Sherwood

What: The Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2018

Where: Intercontinental Dublin, Simmonscourt Rd, Dublin 4

Spa managers and staff from some of Ireland’s top hotels and spas gathered in the elegant Intercontinental Dublin for this year’s awards ceremony. The highly anticipated spa awards have been celebrating the best of the country’s spa industry for a decade.

Speaking on the awards, Irish Tatler editor Shauna O'Halloran said:

"This is the 10th year of the Irish Tatler Spa Awards and we're incredibly proud to hold such an important role in supporting the wonderful spa hotels on this island. We have amazing luxury spas to offer in Ireland, and with hotel bookings and high end staycations being once again on the up, there is nothing but good news for the Irish spa industry today."

This year’s winners included The Spa at Adare Manor (Best Newcomer), Monart Destination Spa (Best Facial), and The Spa at Ashford Castle which was named Overall Spa of the Year 2018.

Patricia Horgan and Shauna Baitson from Plaza Hotel Killarney, Louise O Mahony and Helen Holmes from Park Hotel Kenmare

Patricia Horgan and Shauna Baitson from Plaza Hotel Killarney, Louise O Mahony and Helen Holmes from Park Hotel Kenmare

Sheila Crowe, Agata Zawrotniak, Agnes McEnroe - Farnham Estate

Sheila Crowe, Agata Zawrotniak, Agnes McEnroe - Farnham Estate

Tara Moore, Emma Hegarty - Galgorm Resort

Tara Moore, Emma Hegarty - Galgorm Resort

Clare Mullaney Dignam, Aliosia Mitchell, Fiona McDermott, Michelle Ryan from The Spa at Ashford Castle and Irish Tatler editor, Shauna O'Halloran

Clare Mullaney Dignam, Aliosia Mitchell, Fiona McDermott, Michelle Ryan from The Spa at Ashford Castle and Irish Tatler editor, Shauna O'Halloran

Marese Mc Gowan, Maria Hunt - The Galmont Hotel And Spa Galway

Marese Mc Gowan, Maria Hunt - The Galmont Hotel And Spa Galway

Alice Barry, Gráinne Furey, Yvonne Murphy - Castlemartyr

Alice Barry, Gráinne Furey, Yvonne Murphy - Castlemartyr

Shauna O’Connor, Helen Geraghty - Breaffy House Spa

Shauna O’Connor, Helen Geraghty - Breaffy House Spa

Deirdre Helly, Theresa Canny, Una Mayock - Mount Falcon

Deirdre Helly, Theresa Canny, Una Mayock - Mount Falcon

Bell Lewkimju, Fiona Collins, Lauren Bligh - Brehon & Angsana Spa

Bell Lewkimju, Fiona Collins, Lauren Bligh - Brehon & Angsana Spa

Kathleen Keane, Laura O’Neill, Robyn O’Neill - Mount Wolseley

Kathleen Keane, Laura O’Neill, Robyn O’Neill - Mount Wolseley

Christina Banyon, Catherina Walsh - Osprey Spa

Christina Banyon, Catherina Walsh - Osprey Spa

Inga Jakubauskiene, Denise Brennan, Jessica Maguire - Oasis Spa, Lyrath

Inga Jakubauskiene, Denise Brennan, Jessica Maguire - Oasis Spa, Lyrath

Rachel O’Malley, Tanya Mansfield - Hayfield Manor

Rachel O’Malley, Tanya Mansfield - Hayfield Manor

Andrea Polly, Sambie Lee - Slieve Donard

Andrea Polly, Sambie Lee - Slieve Donard

Mariana McIntyre, Haley O’Neill - Lough Eske Castle

Mariana McIntyre, Haley O’Neill - Lough Eske Castle

The Monart Destination Spa group

The Monart Destination Spa group

Caoimhe Finnegan, Nicole Collins - Adare Manor

Caoimhe Finnegan, Nicole Collins - Adare Manor

Serena Taylor, Daria Okulewicz, Michelle O’Connor - Druids Glen

Serena Taylor, Daria Okulewicz, Michelle O’Connor - Druids Glen

Tara Lyons, Amy Farrell - Kilronan Castle

Tara Lyons, Amy Farrell - Kilronan Castle

Ciara Clarke, Elaine Armstrong, Vanessa Sheerin - Ice House

Ciara Clarke, Elaine Armstrong, Vanessa Sheerin - Ice House

Sinead Spellman, Caroline Newton, Lindsey Mattimoe - Kilronan Castle

Sinead Spellman, Caroline Newton, Lindsey Mattimoe - Kilronan Castle

Leanne Loughran, Yvonne Donohue - Shelbourne Hotel

Leanne Loughran, Yvonne Donohue - Shelbourne Hotel

Molly Dwyer, Noreen Middleton, Katie Madigan - Muckross Park Hotel

Molly Dwyer, Noreen Middleton, Katie Madigan - Muckross Park Hotel

Norah Casey and Shilpi Singh

Norah Casey and Shilpi Singh

READ: The 2018 Spa of the Year Awards Winners