For 21 years now Belfast has hosted an award ceremony called the Aisling Awards, also known as the “Belfast Oscars,” and we happened to be invited to the event. For two decades the Aisling Awards have shone a light on the great and the good of this wonderful city. Through the darkest of days to the days of this new, bright Belfast we have always strived to promote the place and people we love so well. Founded in 1997 the Aisling Awards are a celebration of the talent and vibrancy of Belfast, we have recognised and awarded people from all walks of life. Honorary guests have ranged from our Special Olympians to the Rev. Jessie Jackson, the family of little Oscar Knox to the amazing family of Harry Holla.
It was definitely a night I will remember while here in Belfast. We got all glammed up where we were treated like celebrities. We walked in where our photo was first taken and then entered a cocktail hour with live music being played. I tried my first glass of warm wine, delicious. Then the evening carried on where we entered the Grand Ballroom and sat at our assigned table. The table alone was structured beautifully. Our meals were presented on the plate perfectly. We were able to listen to all the winners of the categories give their thank you speech, the atmosphere was amazing. To conclude the night there was more live music and most of the audience got up out of their seats and danced the night away. It was a great night to be apart of with some of our SCL family.