Ireland's top 10 tourism towns revealed along with the nation's tidiest town
The top ten highly commended tourism towns shortlisted for the award were announced today at the National Tidy Towns Awards.
Also announced earlier today was Ireland's tidiest town, which was named as Letterkenny.
The Co Donegal town was named the best out of 862 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year's SuperValu National Tidy Towns competition.
The Tourism Town Award, which is now in its fourth year, was specifically designed by Fáilte Ireland to encourage more Irish towns and villages to work together to enhance their appeal to tourists visiting their local area.
Speaking about the awards, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD said:
“It is great to see so many new towns shortlisted for the Tourism Towns Award this year, in particular those located along and around the Wild Atlantic Way and within Ireland’s Ancient East. The effort that these towns are making in the presentation of their local surroundings, as well as in the experience of their visitors, is to be commended and they should all be proud to be included in this shortlist.”