“Don’t Rubbish our Heritage” anti litter week 2010 in Kilkenny

An anti litter week  titled “Don’t Rubbish our Heritage” took place in Kilkenny City as part of  Heritage Week 2010.

On Thursday  the 26th of August  the Kilkenny City  dog mascot handed out HSE information leaflets and pooper scoopers to dog walkers along the Canal and Castle Parade.  the aim was to educate dog owners in relation to the importance of the responsible  disposal of Dog waste.

Sheamus and the Fox, Heritage week 2010 anti litter action: Copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Sheamus and the Fox attract young hurlers!, Heritage week 2010 anti litter action: Copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

On Friday 27th of August we had extra cleaning help from Sheamus an enthusiastic street cleaner  and his  fox.    Old and young alike were beguiled by the smart fox and silver tongued street cleaner. We thank   Bui Bolg street performers who  circulated High Street and St Kieran Street  highlighting  the importance of not throwing rubbish on the street and not stubbing cigarettes.

Sheamus and the Fox, Heritage week 2010 anti litter action at the City Hall, High street: Copyright Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny: Clean to European norms in Summer 2010

Kilkenny city has received a clean bill of health from ibal (Irish Business Against Litter) following its latest survey of some 53 towns and cities through out Ireland this Summer. Mr Sean Leahy Keep Kilkenny Beautiful chairman has complimented the excellent work undertaken this year by all elements of community.

The Parade and Kilkenny Castle August 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

August cleanup in conjunction with the McGrath centre

Sean Leahy,  Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee Chairman, thanks the many volunteers who helped to clean up litter black spots and improve unsightly parts of the city over the summer.

This last week a major clean up was organised in the Butt’s area in conjunction with the Fr. McGrath centre involving the children of the area. this work continues as part of the KKB campaign to involve children and families in the upkeep and cleaning of their own areas and communities in conjunction also with the Bainisteoir Bruscair  competitions earlier in the year. This grass roots approach has been to the benefit of the community at large while  instilling pride  and a sense of ownership by those who have partaken this year.  The recent clean up included many  children and residents from the Butt’s area cleaning  around  the Waterbarrack and the Bregeagh River Public Park areas which are adjacent to one of the city’s busiest traffic roundabouts.

The Butt's roundabout and St Canice's Church Summer 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

St Canice's Church and colourful planting at the Butt's 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Bainisteoir Bruscair 2010

The winners have been announced in the KKB county wide Bainisteoir Bruscair 2010 children’s anti litter environmental awareness competition. During the competition the KKB visited all of Kilkenny city primary schools to enlist the new Bainisteoir Bruscair. Many hundreds of our children became  Bainisteoir Bruscair each selecting  their own anti litter team.  There was also a county wide anti litter slogan and name the Bainisteoir Cat competition in conjunction with the Kilkenny People newspaper.  This year Brian Cody our  Kilkenny Hurling Bainisteoir made a presentation of Bicycles to the proud overall winners. (picture under),  Sean Leahy, KKB Chairman thanked the  Kilkenny People newspaper  and McDonalds restaurants  for their generous sponsorship of the competition.

“If I have rubbish in my hand
Where do I think it should land?
On the ground or in the hedge?
Maybe I will leave it on a ledge?
But I support every Kilkenny team
So I want Kilkenny to stay clean”