Springview Farmhouse in Urlingford, Co Kilkenny, is Ireland’s B&B of the Year. The announcement was made at the recent AGM of B&B Ireland in the Ashling Hotel in Dublin. Springview Farmhouse B&B is owned and run by the Joyce family. The finalists were: Catherine O’Sullivan, An Rosalithir, Rosscarbery, Co Cork; Mairéad Uí Shuibhne, Bun A Bhaile, Ballyvourney, Cork; Anne and Paul Harris, Dromagowlane House, Adrigole, Co Cork; Anna Casey, Sunville House, Ballycotton, Co Cork; Jim and Carol Kearney, Lis-Ardagh Lodge, Union Hall, Co Cork; Eileen Joyce, Springview House, Urlingford, Co Kilkenny; Wilson and Sharon Moore, Riversdale Country House, Carndonagh, Co Donegal; Margaret Elliott, Ocean Breeze, Donegal Town, Co Donegal; and Valerie Gamble, Honeysuckle Cottage, Ballymoney, Co Antrim. Assessment for the award was based on reviews received in 2016 from those that booked and stayed through B&B Ireland.