Abbeyleix has done both Laois and Ireland proud in the European Entente Florale competition.
The town was awarded a silver medal on Friday, September 15 at the awards ceremony in Slovenia.
When announcing the award the host said: "You were one of the first rural towns in Ireland to get electricity and the Entente Florale judges found that you are still a shining light and for that you are awarded a silver medal."
Abbeyleix also took home the President's Prize for biodiversity for Abbeyleix Bog.
The awards show was broadcast live on YouTube for anyone to watch.
Congratulations to Abbeyleix.
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