The Historic St Mary’s Church graveyard was officially opened to the public by our Mayor on the 1st June 2012.
A detailed conservation plan for the graveyard was completed in 2003. The opening of the graveyard is a step in the overall conservation plan for the Church and Graveyard. The church was founded some time before 1205 within the historic core of Kilkenny City.
There will be tours of the graveyard available through out the summer 2012.
The improvement work on the river Nore habitats through Kilkenny city has encouraged the otters to set up home!
Kilkenny wins “Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre Award” 2011. The presentation took place at the Helix on the 5th September. Kkb chairman Sean Leahy accepted the award on behalf of Kilkenny City. He thanked all in our City who helped in making it possible to achieve such a prestigious
Award. Kilkenny received 308 points, an increase of two points over the 2011 results and just two points short of Killarney, the overall winner 2011.
There was great excitement as Sean Leahy chairman of the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful collected the national award.
” I am excited and delighted for Kilkenny” said Sean Leahy as he proudly displayed the winning trophy. Sean Leahy thanked all in the City who gave great support and assistance to the KKB in 201o in achieving this wonderful result.
Consultations between the KKB and the City authorities have successfully concluded with the removal during the last week of the city’s unsightly High street traffic restriction barriers. KKB secretary Elaine Bradshaw complemented the City authorities on the major improvement this has already made at the main High street portals and the enhancement of the city centre core for its citizens.