This year’s competition saw one of the highest number of entries in its almost 65-year history.
There were entries from 882 towns and villages across the country, with 80 of these first-time or returning entrants.
The winner was announced at a ceremony in the RDS by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys and SuperValu Managing Director Ian Allen.
Announcing Trim as the overall winner, Minister Humphreys said: "This is a moment of great pride for Trim and indeed the wider county of Meath. Having first entered the competition in 1959, Trim today continues to showcase all that is good about community and volunteerism.
How did your town do?
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Balbriggan was bustling on a wonderful summers day with plenty of visitors at the harbour, around the viaduct and in the small park here. We could see from the Fingal County Council Part 8 notice that a major upgrade is planned for this area and we await updates on this exciting project. We had an enjoyable stroll around the Town Centre and we very much enjoyed seeing the heritage buildings such as Smyths hosiery factory on Railway Street and reading the illustrious history of this Balbriggan landmark. BALBRIGGAN FULL REPORT
Ballyboughal This was the first time that your adjudicator had visited Ballyboughal and we very much enjoyed the experience! Your village looked particularly well and we have no doubt that this is due to the work undertaken by building owners / occupiers on their properties and due to the efforts of your committee and volunteers on maintaining public spaces. There are plenty of examples of buildings which looked their best. In the village centre, O’Connor’s looked lovely while the modern units at Cnoc Dubh Square looked great. BALLYBOUGHAL FULL REPORT
Balrothery looked great during our visit on a lovely sunny morning in July. We were most impressed by the appearance of the buildings to be seen with commercial premises all achieving a high standard of presentation. The Balrothery Inn looked bright and fresh in its new coat of paint while the Spar was equally impressive with its new traditional style windows and colourful hanging baskets on display. BALROTHERY FULL REPORT
We know from your entry form that your town has grown very significantly over the last seven years and the rapid growth in the numbers of houses and other buildings was evident during adjudication. Not only has the growth led to the development of many high quality and modern new dwellings, additional businesses and attractive public areas, it has also generated a vibrancy within Lusk that is reflected in your bustling town centre. Murrays looked tremendously well with its new signage while Costcutters and the Clay Cottage appeared bright and fresh in their new coats of paint. LUSK FULL REPORT
The Naul is a most attractive village with a pleasant blend of traditional and modern buildings. We are pleased to report that the standard of presentation of these buildings was generally high with commercial premises such as the Daybreak Store, Serenity Beauty, the Crossroad Barbers and Killians standing out. NAUL FULL REPORT
Our first visit to Oldtown was both an informative and enjoyable experience. We are pleased to report that it looked great and it was obvious that care and attention appeared to have been paid to both public and commercial buildings to ensure that they were looking their best for adjudication. OLDTOWN FULL REPORT
The town of Rush has a number of lovely heritage buildings with the old Mill on the Mill bank and the historic Kenure Gates standing out. We note that these structures have been illuminated for this year’s competition to improve the visibility at night time RUSH FULL REPORT
It was wonderful to visit the lovely seaside town of Skerries once again and to get a close up view of the high quality projects that you have been working on over the past year. We began our visit in your lovely town Park and we concur that it is a lovely amenity for your town with its playground, skateboard park, wildlife pond (with viewing deck), seating areas, bike parking facilities and pathways SKERRIES FULL REPORT