Otters in the city centre

A playful otter   welcomed citizens and tourists  to John’s bridge over the last number of days.  KKB Chairman Sean Leahy  and Secretary Elaine Bradshaw both joined the public along the river.  Elaine who  followed the movements of the otter spotted it catching  a fresh Nore fish.

View of river Nore accross to library. Kilkenny 400 apple tree in foreground. copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

The Irish name for otter is madra uisce” river dog”.  The KKB welcomes the return of otters to the city centre area. There is  improved  natural cover along  the river Nore  banks over the last number of years.

John's Bridge and Kilkenny Castle. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.