Tallanstown in Co Louth has been awarded the title of Ireland's Tidiest Town 2010.

Tallanstown was chosen from 764 entrants to the national competition.

This is the first time the Louth village has secured the title, although it has won a number of minor awards in the competition over the years.

Ireland's tidiest small town went to Lismore, Co Waterford.

Killarney, Co Kerry, was named Ireland's tidiest large town and the tidiest large urban centre title went to Kilkenny city.