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This year’s nominees are Cobh, Co Cork; Drogheda, Co Louth; Ennis, Co Clare; Kenmare and Tralee, Co Kerry; Kilkenny town and Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Last year's winner was Portmagee in Co Kerry, and this year's will be announced within the week. Failte Ireland has also set up another tourism effort called The Gathering initiative. It aims at bring back the Irish diaspora (emigrants and decedents now living in Great Britain, the U.S., Canada, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and Europe), for local events throughout the year to reconnect with friends, family and the rich culture.