Brendan Tierney is “delighted and proud” of the national recognition that 5th on Teeling has received this week.
Tierney is the current Marketing and Events Manager for the venue which was recognised at the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) awards in Dublin on Tuesday night.
“I’m delighted and proud of the venue, although I am still a bit shocked to have accepted an award,” Mr Tierney said.
“I went to the awards night to mingle and meet a few people and then next thing they call out our name for a special commendation award.”
“This is basically in recognition of our contribution to the live music scene in the North West and all the work we have put in to it in the last couple of years.”
5th on Teeling was nominated for a top accolade recognising Ireland’s favourite music venue, going toe to toe with some of the most widely known names in the country.
“We were nominated alongside some of the elite venues in the country like Whelan’s, Roisin Dubh and The 3 Arena which won the main award on the night, so to even be in the same company as them was brilliant in itself but to come away with something like this that recognises 5th on Teeling and Sligo is brilliant.”
Since it’s official opening in May 2012, the venue has hosted renowned acts such as Wheatus and The Strypes and Brendan and the rest of the team at 5th are working tirelessly to prepare more exciting gigs for 2015.
“Our next big night will be March 7 when we will have a trio of acts playing. It will be a mix of local and national talent and I am really looking forward to that.
We are always looking for acts and we have a few big ones on the way in the coming months, it is just a case of announcing them in due course and getting everything ready.”