It is a very good day for the locals of the town of Longford because they have just been bestowed with the title of Ireland's tidiest town for the year of 2015. 

Snatching the crown from the reigning champs, Kilkenny, the central Irish town won the title closely followed by Dublin's coastal town of Dun Laoghaire. 

The winner was announced at a ceremony in Dublin on Monday which was organised by the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL)

The shortlist for the win included Dungarvan, Dun Laoighaire, Drogheda and Kilkenny but all were pipped to the post by Longford. 

Reviewers of the town noted that Longford's public spaces were: "not just clear of litter, but many were also superbly presented and maintained."

In recognition of their achievement, IBAL will commission a prominent artist to design a public sculpture to be proudly displayed in the town. 

And even if your town did not make cut, there were no areas in Ireland that IBAL deemed as "black spots" for litter. 

Phew! Because that could have been embarrassing.