Autumn Bulb planting

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful has distributed a large number of bulbs for autumn planting by resident associations  through out Kilkenny. We look forward to the added colour  in Spring 2017.

Bulb planting, it is goo to seek a location where the grass does not compete with the bulbs

Bulb planting, it is good to seek a location where the grass does not compete with the bulbs

planting under the canopy of trees

planting under the canopy of trees

elcoming the start of Spring!

Planter workshop at Sycamores and Aylesbury estate

planting workshop 3 planting workshopAs part of  the KKB pilot estate development project Sycamores and Aylesbury residents association  hosted a  planter basket  demonstration undertaken by Stuart Day  of the KKB.  The estate was recipient of  the overall KKB Tidy Towns Estate award in 2013. Congratulation to all who took part in arranging  the event.

planting workshop 2

The Big Big clean up! KKB working together, winning together

A rolling series of “Big Big Clean up’s” are to take place through out Kilkenny City.

On the 2nd of February our first “Spring Clean” took place  in the Fairways, Pococke, Ashfield, the Orchard, Roselawn and new Orchard.  We had wonderful weather for the event.

If you want to volunteer to   take part in our future “Big Big Clean ups” why not  let us know  at mail@keepkilkennybeautiful.com giving your contact details and mobile number.

Why not sign up for KKB’s text alert then you can ensure you are informed and just pick the date(s) that suit? Contact us on  086 2514041.   We will text you with information on our future events.

Why not try Keep Kilkenny Beautiful on Facebook for the latest news!

Signs advertising the "Big Big clean up" were erected through out the area. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Signs advertising the “Big Big clean up” were erected through out the area. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Some of the large number of volunteers who took part in the Clean up. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Some of the large number of volunteers who took part in the Clean up. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

KKB Chairman David Fitzgerald erecting information sign. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

KKB Chairman David Fitzgerald erecting information sign. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

Colourful bulbs being planted for everyone in our City

To celebrate the Launch  of our 2013 New Year Tidy towns campaign the   KKB are currently working with volunteers from many of our City’s over  70 resident associations to complete the planting of some  25,000 bulbs   throughout our City.  A bulb for each of our citizens. In the spring as the colorful flowers bloom we will be  able to  see the fruit  of the  extensive planting which has been undertaken over the  the last few months. these include  many  Daffodils, Tulips, Iris, Anemone,  Dahlias  and Crocus.

There is still some late planting underway.  If your Kilkenny City  Residents association wants to help  contact us at info@keepkilkennybeautiful.com

Bulb planting Bennettsbridge road. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

KKB Volunteers planting at the Peace Park. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Bulb planting Dukesmeadow. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Awards night

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful awards 2012

The 2012 Keep Kilkenny Beautiful awards night took place on the 16th October 2012 at Hotel Kilkenny. See the results at:

KEEP KILKENNY BEAUTIFUL 2012 award winners

Deans court winner division 5 and 6 copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Cedarwood park winner division 3 & 4 Copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Newpark Lawn winner division 1 and 2 Copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Best B+B John Kennedy Fr Murphy Sq. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Best overall shop front winner Lorimat. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Matt the millers best floral display commercial section pubs Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

 

 

Butterflies in Kilkenny

The red admiral butterfly is very particular  about the flower it visits! A sunny afternoon in early September on Circular road there are some very popular flowers that get more than their fair share of butterfly attention.

Butterflies enjoying the sun on Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterfly at Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterfly at Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterflies in Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful