Under: Narrow access steps viewed from top of tower Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
The Marsh comprises an area of extraordinary plant and wildlife, which is now a major resource for the local residents and for our City. It is a most important natural reserve with no less than 49 different specifies of birds identified to date and more than 70 species of plants, trees and shrubs.
The main objectives of the ongoing project included: –
-Enhance and develop the amenity and conservation of the extensive flora and fauna.
-Provide a safe environment for the extensive wildlife in the area.
-Foster a caring nature and wildlife culture in the local community and increase pride in the locality
-Create educational opportunities, School tours being accessible to able bodied & disabled persons.
-KKB continues the maintenance of the Fen in conjunction with Fas.
The Marsh received the ESB/CVI Community Environmental awards 2001. It was also the national winner for wildlife in the Tidy Towns Competition 2002.
The Marsh is designated an area of scientific interest (ASI).
The KKB has undertaken in conjunction with Kilkenny County Council and FAS an ongoing phased development at the Newpark Marsh, which is located just off the Castlecomer Road on Lovers Lane to the rear of the Newpark Hotel.
Kilkenny wins “Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre Award” 2011. The presentation took place at the Helix on the 5th September. Kkb chairman Sean Leahy accepted the award on behalf of Kilkenny City. He thanked all in our City who helped in making it possible to achieve such a prestigious
Award. Kilkenny received 308 points, an increase of two points over the 2011 results and just two points short of Killarney, the overall winner 2011.
The Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee congratulates the Kilkenny Hurling team on their fantastic win in Croke park.
The TriGrandPrix Triathlon Kilkenny took place on Saturday 23rd July 2011. The City looked its best as the competitors swam the river Nore through the city centre, ran in the Castle Park and river side walks, and cycled from the Castle Park into the fertile countryside as far as Bennettsbridge to the south of the City and back. The City Centre was crowded with visitors, the Cafes were full and the sun shone.
Nora Darcy, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee member presented a paper titled “How Tidy Towns can Contribute Positively to your Community” at the Town Clerks Annual Conference 2011 which took place in Clonmel on the 12-13 of May 2011. The Conference was hosted by the IPA (Institute of Public Administration). The themes included:
– Creating great places to live, work and visit.
– Turning houses into homes.
– Keep Kilkenny Beautiful, because it is beautiful.
– Tidy towns, Creating a better community.
KKB has launched the National Spring Clean campaign 2011 with all of the city stakeholders.
A major clean up campaign has already commenced through out our City. Regular clean ups are being organised by the KKB in conjunction with local residential and community groups.
All groups who require assistance or support in relation to organising their own clean ups can contact the KKB for advice and help. The KKB also thank the large number of volunteers on our clean up Kilkenny text list who respond to our regular calls for assistance.
New year greetings for 2011 from the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee!
We celebrate the success of Kilkenny City, Gold medal winner and also National winner for large urban centre in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2010.
The KKB have many projects and enhancements planned for Kilkenny in 2011.
Come and explore our City of Kilkenny in 2011. We look forward to your visit!
Chairman Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee