Wonderful Westport named the Best Place to Live in Ireland

Wonderful Westport named the Best Place to Live in Ireland

It’s official, Westport is the best place to live in Ireland!

The Mayo town competed against more than 500 other entrants in the Irish Times “Best Place to Live in Ireland” competition to be crowned the best in the country.

Irish Times features editor, Conor Goodman, who chaired the judging panel hailed the town’s many assets. He said: ““Westport is a beautiful place, well-kept and pleasant to visit, but those aren’t the reasons it won. The judges chose Westport because it is a community of people working together to make the best of the town’s many advantages.”

Needless to say, every member of the town’s population of 5,500 is delighted with the win. Chairman of Destination Westport, Darren Madden said: “Having a title like this bestowed on our town is absolutely fantastic. The whole community takes real pride in our area and is committed to making it a wonderful place to live. To have that recognised is a true honour and we’re delighted! It’s the start to a great summer ahead full of festivals, live music, fabulous food and plenty of family activities so hopefully people from other parts of the country will be inspired to come and visit us and see why we won.”

Westport’s Awards

  • European Sports Tourism Award 2015
  • Irish Water Award 2015
  • Purple Flag Award 2015
  • Tidy Towns Sustainability Award for Edible Landscape Project 2015
  • Tidy Town County Award 2015
  • Tidy Towns Gold Medal 2015
  • Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town 2015
  • Tourism Town Award 2014 – National Large Tourism Town
  • Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town 2014
  • Tourism Town Competition 2013 – Highly Commended Town
  • Tourism Town Award 2012 – highly commended
  • Pride of Place Winner ‘Past Winner’ category 2012
  • Winner Retail Excellence Ireland Competition 100 Best Towns & Cities in Ireland 2012
  • Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town 2012
  • Ireland’s Best Kept Large Town 2012
  • Ireland’s Best Place to Live 2012
  • Winner of five blooms – Communities in Bloom Competition 2009 (special mention for community effort for tidiness)
  • Ireland’s Tidiest Large Town 2009
  • Winner Green Destination 2008
  • Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2008
  • Communities in Bloom International Winner 2007
  • Pride of Place Award Winner 2007
  • Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2006
  • Ireland’s Best Kept Town 2005
  • Entente Florale Gold Medal 2004
  • Ireland’s Best Kept Town 2003
  • Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2001