Moynalty, County Meath, is the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Towns competition for 2011. As well as winning the overall award, Moynalty also won the Best Kept Village category.
Lismore, County Waterford won the Best Kept Small Town category, Cookstown, County Tyrone won the Best Kept Large Town Category and Coleraine, County Londonderry won the Best Kept Large Urban Centre category.
Ireland’s Best Kept Towns competition has been running since 1995. It is a joint initiative of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, which run the TidyTowns competition in the South, and the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, which run the Best Kept competition in the North. Towns and villages nominated for Ireland’s Best Kept Towns competition are those which have done well in the respective competitions. All entrants are marked against strict adjudication criteria that include cleanliness, the outward appearance of buildings, the presentation of roads and public facilities and the natural environment.