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!

Nationwide in Kilkenny

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful were very pleased to welcome Mary Kennedy and the Nationwide team  to Kilkenny.

Some of the many attractions of our Beautiful city were visited. This  included  the wonderful boardwalk  and the river  Nore linear park   part of which extends from  Kilkenny city centre  out to Ossory pedestrian bridge. The walk forms a loop along both river banks and is very popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists. There is also a branch of the walk all of the way to Bennettsbridge along the river Nore.

The Nationwide programme on Kilkenny is planned to be broadcast by  RTE1 on  Wednesday 14th  September, do not forget to tune in!river nore loop river nore valley pedestrian bridge

Riverside clean up!

The entrance to the Riverside drive access to the Nore riverside walk looks a lot better today after the great spring cleaning  work which has been completed. We thank the support of the Presbyterian Church in  Kilkenny who came out in large numbers to work for the community. their aim is   “Faith in Deed”, what a great way to do it!

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River Nore walk featured in Irish Times

The wonderful  River Nore walk between Kilkenny and Bennettsbridge was featured in the Irish Times. The trail stretches for 11 km and starts at Canal square under Kilkenny Castle. There is also a very attractive  loop and board walk  starting at Canal square. this extends   as far as the new pedestrian bridge at Ossory  Bridge  and back on the opposite river side.   This  loop which meanders through a wooded area  along the river Nore is  c.5km in length.   The City Loop was only completed in 2014 and it is already  very popular with visitors.

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A start can be made  at Kilkenny castle. The walk is directly under the imposing castle.

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Under is a view of the  extensively wooded valley between Kilkenny castle and Ossory bridge which forms the  attractive walking loop close to the City.river nore from the Lacken Viewing point