The winner of this year's SuperValu Tidy Towns competition is Trim, Co Meath.

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.

Rosscarbery in Co Cork was named as Ireland's Tidiest Village in what was the first full-scale awards ceremony since the onset of the pandemic.

Clonakilty, Co Cork was awarded Ireland's Tidiest Small Town, and Ennis, Co Clare was named Ireland's Tidiest Large Urban Centre.

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Cahir, Co Tipperary was named as the overall winner of the Young Persons in TidyTowns Award and also the overall winner of the SuperValu AsIAm Inclusive Communities Award.

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.

"The level of competition was extremely high this year with the third highest number of entries ever recorded.

"I want to pay tribute to all the winners today but, above all, I want to say a huge thank you to the thousands of TidyTowns volunteers across the country.

"The time and effort that you put in to making your town or village a better place says so much about your commitment and dedication to your community.

"Your hard work and enthusiasm is nothing short of inspiring."

Congratulating Trim on its win Ian Allen, Managing Director of SuperValu said: "On behalf of SuperValu, I would like to congratulate Trim for being named Ireland’s tidiest town for 2022, 50 years since the town first won the competition in 1972.

"It’s a wonderful achievement and a testament to the hard work and commitment of the committee and team of volunteers involved.

"It’s also important to acknowledge the extraordinary achievement and efforts of the category winners.

"This year marked another milestone year for the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, with a record 1,000 groups engaging in the competition, and an incredible 882 entries.

"Congratulations to all the incredible committee members, who, in collaboration with our network of independent retailers, share our desire to build thriving, sustainable communities."

Full details of all this year's winners are available here.