Castlecaulfield is Best Kept Small Village NI 2017 with recognition for Omagh, Cookstown and Donaghmore

The Best Kept City, Town, Village and Housing Area Awards is the final ceremony of the wider Northern Ireland Best Kept Awards initiative, which has already recognised schools and healthcare facilities.

First established in 1957, the competition has grown over the years and now includes 90 awards across a number of categories. In relation to County Tyrone inclusion in the awards for 2017, there has been recognition for former outright winners, Omagh and Cookstown, while Donaghmore also featured in the runners-up category but Castlecaulfield picked up the outright award for Best Kept Small Village NI 2017.

Images of Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone including Ruins of mansion built by Sir Toby Caulfield in 1619. Gatehouse with murder-holes and Caulfield arms.

Omagh, winners of the Best Kept Large Town in 2015, came out second best amongst all the Large Towns across Northern Ireland with Cookstown as Runners-Up in the Medium Town Category, behind Armagh, and Donaghmore were runners-up in the Small Village section, behind their neighbours Castlecaulfield.

2017 Best Kept City, Towns, Villages and Housing Areas winners:


  • City – Derry/Londonderry
  • Large Town – Banbridge
  • Medium Town – Armagh
  • Small Town – Randalstown
  • Large Village – Ahoghill
  • Small Village – Castlecaulfield



  • City – Belfast
  • Large Town – Omagh
  • Medium Town – Cookstown
  • Small Town – Moira
  • Large Village – Cullybackey
  • Small Village – Donaghmore

Housing Areas

  • Sheltered Housing Area – Donard Fold, Newcastle
  • Small Housing Area – Lismore Drive, Donaghmore
  • Medium Housing Area – Blackstone Park, Magheramason
  • Large Housing Area – Merville Garden Village

Omagh is named as Northern Ireland’s “Best Kept Large Town”

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