The results of this year’s Best Kept Town Awards have been revealed.
The competition has five categories: village, small town, large town, large urban area, and overall winner. This year’s overall winner was Broughshane in County Antrim.
TD Michael Ring, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, commended the winners of each category, saying,
After 21 years, this all-Ireland competition continues to be a strong recognition of the great pride people have in their own communities, and how local volunteers take ownership of their surroundings and work to improve them, both for now and into the future.
Here are the 2016 entrants for Ireland’s Best Kept Town Awards.
Terryglass, Co. Tipperary
Dromod, Co. Leitrim
Scarva, Co. Armagh
Belmullet, Co. Mayo
Kill, Co. Kildare
Broughshane, Co. Antrim
Moira, Co. Down
Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Cavan, Co. Cavan
Armagh, Co. Armagh
Large Urban Centre
Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Swords, Co. Dublin
Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Derry, Co. Derry
The final results in each category are:
Best Village is Terryglass, County Tipperary
Best Small Town is Broughshane, County Antrim
Best Large Town is Armagh, County Armagh
Best Large Urban Centre is Ballincollig, County Cork
Overall winner is Broughshane, County Antrim
Main pic: Ml. Heffernan/Flickr.