Birdhill in Co Tipperary has been named Ireland's Tidiest Town for 2017.

A record 870 towns and villages across the country entered this year's National Tidy Towns competition.

Birdhill also claimed the award of Ireland's Tidiest Village. Other winners included Clonakilty, Co Cork which received the award for Ireland's Tidiest Small Town.

Westport, Co Mayo, received the award of Ireland's Tidiest Large Town, while Ennis, Co Clare was again declared Ireland's Tidiest Large Urban Centre.

Get full details of all this year's winners here.

Minister for Regional Development Michael Ring described Birdhill as a worthy winner of the competition.

Birdhill also claimed the award of Ireland's Tidiest Village

"This is a fantastic achievement for Birdhill; a really worthy winner. Three other Tipperary villages have won this award, but it is the first time for Birdhill," said Mr Ring.

The Tidy Towns competition is organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development and sponsored by SuperValu which has sponsored the competition since 1992.

SuperValu Managing Director Martin Kelleher also paid tribute to the winners and all the communities who entered the competition.

"The committee volunteers are the true heroes of a competition that will celebrate a remarkable 60 years next year," said Mr Kelleher.

Watch RTÉ One's Nationwide programme for a Tidy Towns special; tonight at 7pm.