Throughout Kilkenny our many pear and apple community orchards are flowering in colourful whites and pinks. The wild cherry has already flowered. We look forward to the fruit later in the year. Additional orchard and fruit tree planting continues each year at new locations and existing trees are pruned. Attractive orchards can be seen at various locations and estates through out our City. Examples can be seen at Kilkenny castle Park, Waterford Rd. and Bennettsbridge rd. Along the main ring road there is a variety of fruit trees planted interspersed among the overall planting.
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.
A start can be made at Kilkenny castle. The walk is directly under the imposing castle.
The BIG BIG Clean Up
On BENNETTSBRIDGE ROAD,
KKB want your help for a litter pick and clean-up of your road this Saturday 16th February between 10am and 12.00 midday. The KKB clean-up team will be meeting at the Black Quarry Service station. Everyone, young and old is welcome. KKB will provide all equipment including litter pickers, sacks, gloves, hi vis jackets.
Help Kilkenny win Tidy Towns 2013.
Contact: David 086 2514041 or find us on facebook or email us at [email protected]
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The colour in the city’s roundabouts can now be appreciated. the Ring road is a blaze of colour with each roundabout themed so that each is a unique experience. Roundabouts are also signed to aid orientation. the ring road forms a green parkway extending from the Waterford rd to the Castlecomer road. sections of the ring road have also been planted with wild flowers. The extensive city pedestrian and cycle way network has been completed along much of the route.
The roundabout planting also includes trees and permanent planting to provide colour through out the year. Extensive tree planting has taken place all along the city Ring road, providing screening and cover.