The short list

The wait is almost over. From our longlist of 25 places , the judges have now narrowed it down to the final 5. Read the pitches for the final 5 below.

The winning place will be announced in The Irish Times on Monday  25th June. Watch this space!

Village: Ardara, Co Donegal

Suburb: Rathmines, Dublin

Small town: Westport, Co Mayo

Large town: Killarney, Co Kerry

City: Cork