Waterford City has been named as one of the Top 20 Best Places to live in Ireland.
The South East spot is among over 470 different locations across all 32 counties nominated for The Irish Times competition.
The city, one of three selected - the others are Derry and Galway - received 47 nominations in total.
Gorey in Co. Wexford also gets a place in the Top 20 along with Killarney, Carrick-on-Shannon and Clonakilty.
The most heavily nominated locations were the suburb of Malahide in Co. Dublin with 320 entries and the village of Glaslough in Co. Monaghan – population 450 – with 246 entries.
Each nominated location was considered by a panel of judges on specific criteria, including community spirit, local services and amenities, diversity, transport links, the vibrancy of the local economy and the cost of living.
The Top 5 finalists will be named later this month with the overall winner announced on Saturday, September 25th.