Kilkenny City and Formigine

Formigine  completed a joint Clean up  with Kilkenny Clty on the 23rd September.  As a clean up was taking place in Formigine in Italy,  in Kilkenny  Keep Kilkenny Beautiful coordinated a Joint Clean up day also.

It is proposed to have a formal twinning  next May, currently there is a friendship agreement in place.

Some of the Clean up day team commencing at Loughboy in Kilkenny.

Colourful planting on Nuncio road seen during the clean up event

New sitting  area at entrance to Kilkenny city on Waterford road with community orchard

Community apple trees are now in fruit through out our City, these trees are located along the City ring road providing  autumn colour and fruit.

 

Murals in Kilkenny

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 on Nationwide and RTE Building Ireland.

Kilkenny city was featured on Nationwide and Building Ireland on the 31st of March.   there were wonderful pictures  and review of our New Medieval mile museum on Nationwide and following this on Building Ireland, the history of Kilkenny Castle  and its importance to Kilkenny City was celebrated.

The Programmes can be seen on the RTE player website.

Over 1000 trees planted at Bishops Meadows

Congratulations to all who worked together to plant some 1000 native trees at Bishopsmeadows in Kilkenny. The weather was ideal,  on the day with spring warmth! The planting was sponsored and coordinated  by Tree Services Ireland who have an aim to plant 2 trees for every tree removed. The work was undertaken by a large number of volunteers working with KKB and local residents.