Ennis has climbed to third place in the country in the latest anti-litter league survey.
The county town dropped from top spot to 22nd in the IBAL survey two years ago, but has since been steadily climbing in the rankings.
The final litter survey of 2020 by business group Irish Business Against Litter shows Ennis taking 3rd place in the ranking of 37 towns and cities, behind Kilkenny, which took the crown for a record 5th time, and Killarney in the second spot.
For the first time in 13 years, fewer than half of the towns surveyed nationwide were deemed clean.
The An Taisce report, commissioned by IBAL says a typically strong performance by Ennis has placed it among only 4 towns to be deemed Cleaner than European Norms.
Eight out of the ten sites surveyed in the county town received the top litter grade, with only the Gort Rd Business Park heavily littered.
The report says both O’Connell Street and Abbey Street pedestrianised, creating an enhanced shopping environment and while there were some vacant or closed down outlets on Abbey Street, there was no litter directly associated with them.
Other top-ranking sites in Ennis included Tim Smythe Park, Ennis Friary and Ennis Recycle Centre, which the report says was not only very good with regard to litter but also well presented and maintained.