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Ireland’s first national tourism town named...

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

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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.

Read: What hotspot will be named Ireland’s first ‘Tourism Town’? >

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