The Tidy Towns competition is about everyone taking an interest and pride in their own place by not just words but actions. A major part of this is demonstrating what it is we are trying to protect from buildings to wildlife. KKB would like to congratulate 3 CBS students who have designed an amazing website aimed at promoting wildlife to primary and secondary students in a unique and informative way.
February saw the completion of the first phase of the restoration and biodiversity project taking place at St Maul’s Graveyard. It overlooks the river Nore and has many historic graves. The work of initial cutting and cleaning has been completed. Further work will follow to include improving access. There is an extensive area of trees with good cover for wild life.
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.
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.
Dukesmeadows forms an extensive urban wild flower meadow close to the River Nore and within walking distance of Kilkenny City Centre. It is a haven for wildlife, insects and plants. it forms an attractive amenity for the residents of the area.
Attractive flower beds and planting reflect the environmental improvement works being undertaken in Lintown.
The Historic St Mary’s Church graveyard was officially opened to the public by our Mayor on the 1st June 2012.
A detailed conservation plan for the graveyard was completed in 2003. The opening of the graveyard is a step in the overall conservation plan for the Church and Graveyard. The church was founded some time before 1205 within the historic core of Kilkenny City.
There will be tours of the graveyard available through out the summer 2012.