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.

Kilkenny City gardening excellence

Blooms on Johns Bridge and Tynan's Bridge House, Kilkenny. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

High street, Kilkenny. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The City gardeners  have presented a wonderful range of  colourful flower displays through out the City. It is a delight to walk through our medieval streets and enjoy the blooms !

City Hall, High steet, Kilkenny. High street, Kilkenny. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

High street blooms. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Orchids Bloom in Kilkenny

Orchids are a most beautiful but endangered flower. Kilkenny City  is working to protect its rare flowers and their associated habitats. It is wonderful to visit and see the orchids bloom again this year.

Orchids bloom in Kilkenny 2010 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The area is protected from mowing by the Local Residents association during the summer flowering season.  This species may be the common spotted orchid (dactylorhiza fuchsii).  For more information or if you would like to assist in protecting our rare flowers, why not  contact the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee.

Orchids bloom in Kilkenny 2010 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny BeautifulOrchids bloom in Kilkenny 2010 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Orchids bloom in Kilkenny 2010 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny BeautifulOrchids bloom in Kilkenny 2010 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Orchids bloom in Kilkenny 2010 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

City in Bloom 2010

There is flower power colour throughout Kilkenny City this summer.

Flower display on the historic city Parade. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Flower Baskets provide colour on the railings of St. John's church, John st. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Flower display on upper John street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny Castle rose garden with view across of the round tower and Cathedral of St Canice in the distance Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful