All three City Historic wells newly presented

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.

Kenny’s well

Lacken well

Canal walk well

“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

The Canal square and Parade comes out tops!

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.