Rathbarry, County Cork is the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition, 2017. The results were announced in Farmleigh House.
Rathbarry also won the Best Kept Village category. Kenmare, County Kerry won the Best Kept Small Town category, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh won the Best Kept Large Town category and Antrim Town won the Best Kept Large Urban Centre category.
Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development paid tribute to each of the category winners and also to the other towns that had been nominated for awards. The Minister congratulated all of the winners and nominees in this year’s competition, and in particular to Rathbarry for winning the overall title. He said;