Why not take part in our KKB deep clean “spring cleans ” as part of the Kilkenny City National Spring Clean events! Our aim is to go deepinto the bushes and verges and concentrate in particular on the removal of plastics which are not biodegradable.
The statistics tells how bad it can be on our County roads due to our “disposable” society; 100 drink cans, 43 paper cups and 127 plastic bottles were found in a recent Kilkenny Co Co survey on just 1km of country roadside! It is interesting to note that no plastic bags were listed. The 15c tax on each plastic bag has been a success.
Keep Kilkenny Beautiful did a plastic bag survey in Kilkenny City in 2000 and found over 200 discarded plastic bags in just one section of 1/2km roads edge.
We need the political courage to finally arrange to put a returnable 25c deposit (or more) on drink cans and plastic bottles.
For “paper” cups ( which also contain plastic) why niot consider a 25c tax an encouragement to use suddenly this “trash” is actually of value and the problem will disappear like the plastic bag !
iur City ring road cycle and walk way, spring cleaned!
Kells road path and cycle way at entry to into our City
Congratulations to all who attended the tree planting near the board walk at Lacken, walk. many hundreds of trees have been planted including many native Irish species. the weather was damp but this made for good planting conditions with the ground soft and receptive to bare root tree slips. In particular we thank Dan of Tree Services Ireland who coordinated the event and whose aim is to plant two trees for every one tree removed!
The 2018 Streetscape painting scheme has been launched, why not work to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful and get your building painted. Present Kilkenny city at its best. If you need help with your application please contact KKB at [email protected] or see also our contacts page. Alternatively link directly to the Kilkenny Co Co web page: click here!
The colder winter days brings new work for our many residents associations with the cleaning of planted areas. Beds where possible have a variety of sustainable plants that give colour all year round. These need to be weeded, the plants trimmed back, or in many cases divided and replanted elsewhere. Some winter colour is add with primroses and violas. The robin, a gardeners friend in the winter stands by, ready to pick up any tasty morsels which remain after the work.
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.
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!