Keep Kilkenny Beautiful has been undertaking extensive tree planting through out our City over many years.
We now have to commence the task of reviewing the damage caused by Ophelia. With many trees still in leaf there has been some damage. A tree replacement programme will be undertake during the winter tree planting season to replace damaged trees.
A number of trees planted by KKB 15 years ago on Bennettsbridge road have been damaged.
Congratulations to Campagne, our Kilkenny City Michelin star restaurant has received a top 10 rating in the annual TripAdvisor’s list of Ireland’s top fine dining restaurants. Another good reason to visit our city.
Again another excellent result Kilkenny city just two points behind the overall winner Birdhill and reaching a mark of 330 and increase of 5 points from 2016.
Kilkenny also retained the gold medal which has been given to confirm excellence within our city. Kilkenny is in the top seven in the country, congratulations to all in our city have work to achieve this great result.
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.
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.