Throughout the City many of our B+B’s and guest houses are helping to 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 !
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.
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.
There is flower power colour throughout Kilkenny City this summer.
The Kilkenny wild flower meadows are starting to bloom. The wild flower meadows both at Dukesmeadows and Bishopsmeadows are full of colour. The meadows are carefully tended and cut just once a year. They form part of the overall river Nore Linear park and are an important amenity which follows the river Nore right through the city centre. The popular Linear park recreational area which extends for some 6km along the river Nore from Ossory bridge in the south east to Talbots inch in the north west has attractive walks and pathways through it and cycle space is also provided. Photographs taken June 2010, copyright: Keep Kilkeny Beautiful
Coordinated and landscape architect designed roundabouts are being upgraded throughout the city. The planting of our 16 city roundabouts continue. There are still some sponsorships available. For further information contact the KKB (see our contacts section on this site) or contact the City parks department at Kilkenny County hall, John st. Kilkenny.The roundabouts create colourful vistas through out the city.
The distinct and varied designs are adjusted to suit the location. they also act as colourful references in our compact urban fabric.
The City in Bloom project has taken off. For more information see www.kilkennychamber.ie Peter Bluett, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful PRO congratulated Kilkenny Chamber for their initiative which has already produced colourful results throughout the city. Kilkenny Chamber are partners with the KKB in our City’s 2010 Tidy Towns Competition programme.