Callan Road pop up park works commence!

The new Callan road city pop up park development  has commenced.  There is a 2 year programme of works and events planned.  Invasive weeds are being removed.  An insect reserve and  wild flower garden area is to be protected. A survey of existing plants has been  undertaken.  Initial grass cutting of access paths and cleaning took place  on mid summers day and this was followed by a KKB  pop up BBQ!

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KKB supports Kilkenny Grow it Yourself (GIY)

GIY Together We Grow - Kilkenny (JPEG)Do you want to save money, take more control of what exactly you are eating, get more fresh air and spend time with people willing you help you achieve this? Then take a look below at the ever growing group of people growing more of their own food.

Kilkenny GIY – Grow It Yourself

Monthly Meetings:  first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm,

Downstairs in the Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny.

FREE Admission

Talks and presentations from expert speakers, followed by question and answer sessions,
group discussions on topics of seasonal interest, sharing  knowledge and experience.

All are welcome; newcomers, absolute beginners and experts alike, and the meetings are FREE.

Other activities during the year include garden and farm visits, meitheals, annual seedling swap and Savour festival demo.

Mailing List:
To join the Kilkenny GIY mailing list and receive meeting notifications, send an e-mail to [email protected]

Details of  meetings are also posted on the Kilkenny GIY Group Page at

Well done to St. Johns Junior School

Great Work in St. Johns Junior School. KKB arrived with a group of volunteers to assist with the  tree planting on Saturday morning. However the school under the guidance of the caretaker Peter Novak had already successfully planted all but one. Some older trees still need to be removed and KKB has offered to return  and assist  with future tree  planting once  these have been taken out to help . Brilliant work St. Johns!johntree2 johntree

Help put down more Kilkenny roots……..

Time to put down some extra roots for us and future generations………  By taking part in the “One million trees in one day “project.  Planting is to take place  in Dukes Meadows and Bishop Meadows.  This project has been postponed nationally until the 27th April, we will provide updates on where to meet and times closer to the event.   All are welcome, one day of work, years of reward!!!
Contact us at [email protected]  or  check out

St Maul’s Graveyard restoration & Biodiversity Project

February saw the completion of the first phase of the restoration and biodiversity project taking place at St Maul’s Graveyard.  It overlooks the river Nore  and has many historic graves.  The work of initial cutting and cleaning has been completed. Further work will follow to include improving  access. There is an extensive area of trees with good cover for wild life.

Launch at St Maul's Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Launch at St Maul’s Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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