WATERFORD is in the running for the Best Place to Live in Ireland.
The county has had 31 nominations in a competition run by a daily newspaper.
That puts it in the top ten, but it has a long way to go to catch Monaghan which has received 136 nominations in the poll run by the Irish Times.
The winner is not decided solely by vote. Each nominated location will be judged on specific criteria, including community spirit, local services and amenities, diversity, transport links, vibrancy of the local economy, cost of living and safety .
Dungarvan (9) and Tramore (7) are among the places in Waterford which have received multiple nominations.
To be in with a chance to claim the title for your homeplace, you have to write a short submission explaining what makes it so special.
Full details are available at www.irishtimes.com/bestplace
The closing date is July 25.