Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2017 has been revealed

Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2017 has been revealed”

Birdhill in Co. Tipperary has just been revealed as Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2017.

The town in the west of Tipperary close to the River Shannon earned the prestigious title this afternoon.

BIRDHILL has been named the overall victor in the 2017 Tidy Towns competition, it has been announced.

The village beat off a record 870 towns and villages throughout the country that entered the SuperValu-backed National Tidy Towns competition.

It also claimed the award of Ireland's Tidiest Village. Meanwhile Ennis in Co Clare was declared Ireland's Tidiest Large Urban Centre.

The victor was announced at a ceremony in the Helix in Dublin by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring.

Commenting on the award, Minister Ring said it was a "fantastic achievement" for Birdhill.

This year's national award was won by Birdhill in Co Tipperary, which also won the award for Ireland's tidiest village for the second year in a row.

Check out the full details of all the winners from this year's competition here.

"The committee volunteers are the true heroes of a competition that will celebrate a remarkable 60 years next year", said Mr Kelleher.

On hand to present the prizes was Rural and Community Development Minister Michael Ring and Martin Kelleher, managing director of SuperValu.

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