Congratulation to the Probation office, supported by KKB and Kilkenny Co Co for the wonderful re-presentation of all three of our historic wells. There has been cleaning , painting, weeding, trimming undertaken and some planting also put in place. Further planting will need to await winter rains. A traditional whitewash was used giving a brilliant white finish.
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.
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.
The Canal Square and City Parade urban areas have received a nomination in the current RIAI Annual Irish Architecture Award ( Public Choice Award section). The Parade, our premier public space has become a firm favourite for visitors and citizens alike. The wide car free pedestrianised public space forms a new link between the City centre and Kilkenny Castle. The provision of bicycle stands has encouraged the use of bicycles in the City.
Photographs June 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.