LETTERKENNY has been named Ireland's tidiest town.
The Co. Donegal town beat 862 towns and villages throughout the country to take the top spot in this year’s SuperValu National TidyTowns competition.
The announcement was greeted by great celebration at today’s awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin.
a number of other awards were also handed out.
Clonegal, Co. Carlow claimed the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Village. Listowel in Co. Kerry received the award for Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town.
Westport, Co. Mayo received the award of Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town, while Letterkenny was also declared as Ireland's Tidiest Large Urban Centre.
This is the eighth time a town in Donegal has won the overall prize but the first time for Letterkenny, who had entered the competition every year since 1959.
Ireland's tidiest towns over the last 10 years...
2005: Ennis, Co. Clare
2006: Westport, Co. Mayo
2007: Aughrim, Co. Wicklow
2008: Westport, Co. Mayo
2009: Emly, Co. Tipperary
2010: Tallanstown, Co. Louth
2011: Killarney, Co. Kerry
2012: Abbeyshrule, Co. Longord
2013: Moynalty, Co. Meath
2014: Kilkenny City, Kilkenny
2015: Letterkenny, Co.Donegal