Kilkenny city has again achieved the coveted title of Cleaner than European Norms in the first round of the IBAL 2017 review announced on the 4th September. congratulations to all through out our city who work to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
Our city has had many creative and fantastic murals. These are generally commissioned for specific locations by Kilkenny Co Co, local businesses and voluntary groups and also by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful. Repairs and cleaning of important murals is also undertake as required. This work in conjunction with a “spray it over” and “clean it off” policy has meant that Kilkenny has a very low level of graffitti through out our city.
Ossory bridge mural recently completed.
Repairs to Ossory Bridge Mural being undertaken Summer 2017
Closh Summer youth Group Project “one human family”
Fantastic mural on Ossory bridge newly completed this summer. The large scale the Mural works well with the well used pedestrian Bridge at this location.
Bahai Youth Group with members from all over europe worked to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful this summer. What a great way to work with the community!
Work under way at the Closh!
New mural at Peace Park facing the river Nore. The newly completed mural complements the colourful Peace Park wild flower planting.
Newly repaired St Mary’s Lane Duck, thank you to Paris Texas for comissioning the work!
Kilkenny Arts festival 2017 commenced in warm sunny weather. There were large crowds attending the many street events which took place during the opening weekend. Great colour was to be seen and the flower displays were fantastic. Congratulations to all!
Music in the Rose Garden
There were many stalls and art presentations
The Mayors walk
The Mayors walk with art displays
the Parade market
Rothe house on Parliament street with great colour.
Congratulations to all the pupils from Colaiste Pobail Osrai for all their hard work and their spring clean of the pedestrian and cycle way serving the Fairways, Beech Lawns, the Orchard and Pococke.
On 27th April, 16 first year students, with their teacher Caoimhin, picked up litter along the Fairways walk way. They were participating in Neat Streets, an anti litter programme for Secondary Schools. After 90 minutes 18 bags of rubbish and a trolley had been removed. Great credit is due to the friendly and enthusiastic students of Colaiste Pobail Osrai for the smashing job they did.
Preparations are being made to welcome Prince Charles to Kilkenny City. No doubt Kilkenny Castle and the wonderful Castle Park will be on his tour. The Parade looks fantastic and the weekly farmers market will be in full swing during the visit on Thursday to our City.
Congratulations to Rehab and Bird Watch Ireland for joining our 2017 “planting for the future”initiative . A new orchard and fruit garden has been planted just off Bennettsbridge road. The new garden will continue to give fruit and apples into the future. it will be bee and wild life friendly. It is one of a large number of orchards and fruit gardens which have been planted in and around Kilkenny City by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful, Kilkenny County Council and many of our Residents Associations over the last number of years.