KKB Chairman David Fitzgerald leads a delegation from Kilkenny City to the presentation of the National Tidy Towns 2012 award in Abbeyshrule.
Congratulations to Abbeyshrule on winning the 2012 overall award.
Kilkenny City received a finalist award at the inaugural 2012 Bord Failte Tourism Towns award Ceremony which took place at the the Gibson Hotel in Dublin. The Event showcased the excellent tourist facilities and amenities in our City. The Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee thank all of the volunteers and local groups who worked together to present Kilkenny City at its best to the Judges. Congratulations to Portmagee who received the overall winner award. The other finalist award winners included:
Kilkenny city received a Gold Medal in the recent Tidy Towns South Eastern Regional awards which took place in Emly, County Tipperary. Kilkenny City also received a National Tourism Award and the Kilkenny County award at the event.
Kilkenny wins the Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) award 2012 for best City. This award recognises the excellent retail experience available in Kilkenny City. Our City has a compact retail central core and good parking. Kilkenny has excellent transport and road links from through out the Country.
Bud, a long term resident Swan of the Castle pond decided to fly out of the park and then go walk about in the last few days. A phone call from a local resident had reported a sighting of Bud in her garden. Mr Pat Durkin of Bird watch Ireland was joined by members of the KKB to find Bud. A search followed which found nothing but feathers. Later in the day Bud turned up in Dukesmeadows. Bud walked back with a large crowd from Dukesmeadows under the watchful direction of Pat Durkin.
Kilkenny is celebrating success in the latest Ibal report which gives Kilkenny the status of cleanest City in Ireland. “Cleaner than European Norms”. Overall Kilkenny came 2nd in the country with Cavan achieving the No.1 spot.
KKB Chairman Sean Leahy praised the efforts of the City Authorities, voluntary groups and the citizens of Kilkenny for their great efforts in the area of litter reduction in 2012.
The red admiral butterfly is very particular about the flower it visits! A sunny afternoon in early September on Circular road there are some very popular flowers that get more than their fair share of butterfly attention.
Kilkenny city provided a colourful welcome to all our visitors along the canal walk and river Nore.
St Kieran street traders are working together with the KKB to develop their historic City centre Street