Randalstown has been named the Best Kept Town across the island of Ireland at the prestigious Ireland's Best Kept Town Awards 2018.
Judges were particularly impressed with the co-operation between local businesses and the community to bring about vast improvements in the town, noting the "active participation by all residents" and "sense of pride" they have.
The Co Antrim town also won the Best Kept Small Town category before taking the overall accolade, beating off stiff competition from towns and villages the length and breadth of Ireland.
Banbridge was named the Best Kept Large Urban Centre. The awards were presented at the Belfast Harbour Commissioners Office yesterday.