KKB congratulates CBS students on their Website

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.

Why not check out  for more information. www.ecoploring.com  9594811

St Maul’s Graveyard restoration & Biodiversity Project

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.

Launch at St Maul's Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Launch at St Maul’s Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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Bud goes fly and walkabout

Bud back in the Castle Park pond. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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.

Butterflies in Kilkenny

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.

Butterflies enjoying the sun on Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterfly at Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterfly at Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterflies in Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny City, Home of the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Colourful butterfly along the River Nore. Copyright Pat & Mary Durkin

Kilkenny city provided a colourful welcome to all our visitors along the canal walk and river Nore.

Dukesmeadows wild flower meadow blooms

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.

Dukesmeadows 7 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterflies are attracted to Lintown

Attractive flower beds  and planting reflect the environmental improvement works being undertaken in Lintown.

Colourful flowers and butterfly at Lintown. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St. Mary’s Church Historic graveyard opens to the public

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.

Path through graveyard. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

One of the Historic graves within the churchyard. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Newly opened gateway on to St Marys Lane. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The Graveyard has a large variety of plant species which are to be protected. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Tour underway in Graveyard by Patrick Neary Archaeologist. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful