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Ireland's Best Places

Ireland best places

Nominate Ireland's Best Place

Are you proud of the place where you were born, live, work or love to visit? Do you think it has the potential to win one of our coveted 10 Ireland's Best Places awards and perhaps even be crowned the overall winner?

Ireland's Best Places is a competition designed to celebrate some of our most inspiring places. The celebration of Best Places was established by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), which is the body representing the planning profession, championing the power of planning in creating vibrant and connected communities and in protecting or enhancing places.

Your best place in Ireland could be a natural landscape, a historic town or village, a civic square or shopping area. It might be a community you are especially proud of, a special place within a city, a stunning cultural quarter or neighbourhood. You could nominate an area that has undergone significant regeneration and has been transformed to meet the needs of its communities. There is no single definition of a 'best place.' We are leaving that up to you. A wind swept headland, a secret view, a business district, a high street; all could qualify. We want your suggestions.

RTPI members have been working with communities for over a century to help create great places for people. Each place nominated will be judged against how it was shaped, protected or improved by planners and the planning system.

Any member of the public can nominate their Ireland's Best Place. A diverse panel of judges will come up with a shortlist of their top ten and then we will invite a public vote later this year to select Ireland's Best Place.

Has the place you are most proud of got what it takes to be named the overall winner of Ireland's Best Places competition?

Nominate Ireland's Best Place

Irelands best place



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Our panel of judges will select the 10 best places in Ireland from the nominations we receive – we will announce them and invite you to vote on which one deserves to be Ireland’s Best Place in the summer of 2018. Watch our website and social media for further announcements and look out for press stories. #RTPIIrelandsBestPlaces

For queries, please email: contact@rtpiireland.org