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Tourism Town

Ireland’s first national tourism town named...

It was chosen from a shortlist of ten top tourism towns.

PORTMAGEE IN CO Kerry has been named as the first ever winner of the National Tourism Towns Awards.

For coming out on top, it won a €10,000 grant towards developing itself as a tourism destination, the other nine short-listed towns received €1,000 grants.

The award was designed by Fáilte Ireland to promote Irish towns and villages working hardest to enhance their appeal to tourists.

The shortlisted towns were: Ballyvaughan, Co Clare; Clonakilty, Co Cork; Dundalk, Co Louth; Ennis, Co Clare; Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny; Killarney, Co Kerry; Letterkenny, Co Donegal; Trim, Co Meath and Westport, Co Mayo.

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