National Award Celebration

On Saturday  the 6th of June 2015 we celebrated the  success of  Kilkenny City as overall winner  in  the 2014 Supervalue National TidyTowns  Competition.  This  event took  place at Kilkenny Castle Park.

We were  honoured to  welcome the  President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins to Kilkenny for the   unveiling of   the National overall 2014 TidyTowns  winner’s Plaque.

There was  musical entertainment by St Patricks Brass and Reed Band  in Kilkenny Castle Park to  welcome the  guests.

Many thanks to Stephanie McDermott  for taking the following photographs of the  event. (Photographs copyright Stephanie McDermott)

President Higgins on arrival at Kilkenny Castle

President Higgins with Peter Bluett Chairman KKB  on arrival at Kilkenny Castle

Edwina Grace MC for the Event.

Edwina Grace MC for the Event.

Peter Bluett, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Chairman speaks on behalf of Kilkenny City

Peter Bluett, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Chairman speaks on behalf of Kilkenny City.

Presentation to Sabina Higgins of flowers by Ebony Masuku

Presentation to Sabina Higgins of flowers by Ebony Masuku

Presentation to President Higgins of Jerpoint Crystal Bowl by Thea Harte

Presentation to President Higgins of Jerpoint Crystal Bowl by Thea Harte.

President Higgins unveils the TidyTowns plaque

President Higgins unveils the TidyTowns plaque.

Members of the KKB team with President Higgins and Sabina Higgins

Members of the KKB team with President Higgins and Sabina Higgins

Junior Litter Wardens from Newpark Close Estate and Loreto Lane Project Girls with President Higgins and Sabina Higgins

Junior Litter Wardens from Newpark Close Estate and Loreto Lane Project Girls with President Higgins and Sabina Higgins.

President Higgins speaks to the assembled crowd

President Higgins speaks to the assembled crowd

Some of the large crowd attending the event

Some of the large crowd attending the event in the Beautiful Kilkenny Castle park.

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Dynamica Quartet from St Canice's Primary school following their recital for President Higgins.

Dynamica Quartet from St Canice’s Primary school following their recital for President Higgins and Sabina Higgins.

 

Under is a plan showing the  location of the event.

City plan showing location of presentation at Kilkenny Castle

City plan showing location of presentation at Kilkenny Castle.