The shortlist for the 'best places' in Ireland has been revealed 5 years ago

The shortlist for the 'best places' in Ireland has been revealed

Where will claim the crown of the best place in Ireland?

A shortlist for the 'best places' in Ireland has been revealed with a host of well-known locations earning a spot in the top ten.


Ireland’s Best Places is a competition run by Royal Town Planning Institute Ireland to celebrate some of the most attractive and inspiring places and the role that planners have played in helping to protect or shape them for communities.

They've got to the final ten on the list and they're looking for the public's help in order to chose the best place in Ireland.

Marion Chalmers, Chair of RTPI Ireland said: "The competition has reminded us of the passion we have for places we love. The finalists, places clearly loved by the public, have been protected, carefully planned or improved by the planning system. I encourage everyone to get behind their favourite place to ensure it wins."

The 10 finalists are:

  • Abbeyleix, Laois
  • Cobh, Cork
  • Cork City Centre, Cork
  • Dingle, Kerry
  • Grand Canal Square, Dublin
  • The Great Western Greenway, Mayo
  • Greystones, Wicklow
  • Kilkenny City Centre, Kilkenny
  • Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly
  • Tully Cross, Galway

If you want to get involved, there are three easy ways you can cast your vote:

  1. Submit your vote online
  2. Email it to
  3. Tweet your vote for your chosen place and use #RTPIIrelandsBestPlaces

Voting is open until Friday 12 October and the winner will be crowned Ireland's Best Place in November.


Which one will you be voting for?