Letterkenny fails in bid to become Ireland’s first “Tourism Town”

Letterkenny has failed in its bid to be named Ireland's first 'Tourism Town'.

The town was one of ten named at the Tidy Towns Awards earlier this year.

This afternoon, Bord Failte confirmed the title has gone to Portmagee in County Kerry.

The Tourism Towns Award was designed by Fáilte Ireland to promote those Irish towns and villages which are working hard to enhance their appeal to tourists visiting their local area.

Portmagee will now receive a €10,000 grant towards developing itself as a tourism destination.