So finally we know where are the best places for tourists to visit when they come to Ireland.
According to Fáilte Ireland Tralee has been named as the best large tourism town, while Lismore has taken the accolade of best small tourism town.
Tralee in Co Kerry and Lismore in Co Waterford were chosen from a shortlist of ten towns, with the remaining towns all receiving certificates of merit.
Both Tralee and Lismore will both receive winning certificates, along with a €5,000 grant each towards further developing the towns as tourism destinations.
Aside from today’s two top winners, eight other towns were commended for their work:
Best Large Towns – Highly Commended
- Cobh, Co Cork
- Killarney, Co Kerry
- Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny
Best Small Town – Highly Commended
- Ardmore, Co Waterford
- Adare, Co Limerick
- Clonakilty, Co Cork
- Kenmare, Co Kerry
- Sneem, Co Kerry