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

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.

Kilkenny in Bloom

Wonderful flower displays are to be seen through out Kilkenny City.

High Street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

High Street and City Hall. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Rose Garden Kilkenny Castle. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

High Street and City Hall. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Kieran street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Kieran street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Laneway. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Court House Parliament st. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Colourful ring road roundabouts provide welcome to Kilkenny City

Colour on the Waterford road roundabout. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Yellow is the theme on the New Orchard Road roundabout. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Multi colour welcomes visitors on the Dublin road roundabout. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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.

Callan road roundabout adjacent to Hotel Kilkenny . Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

A multi-colour bed welcomes all to the Kells road roundabout. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Bennettsbridge road roundabout sports the Kilkenny colours!. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Biodiversity in our riverside wild flower meadows

Butterfly on the River Nore wild flower meadow, July 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Wild flowers attract insects on the river Nore wild flower meadows, July 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Bumble bee enjoys the colourful wild flowers on the Nore river side meadow, July 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Wild flowers give cover to insects, July 2010: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.