Here Are The Best Kept Towns In Ireland In 2016

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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

Small Town

Belmullet, Co. Mayo 

Kill, Co. Kildare 

Broughshane, Co. Antrim 

Moira, Co. Down

Large Town

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.

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