Offical opening of the Lady Desart Pedestrian and Cycle bridge

The official opening and first public  crossing of the new Lady Desart Pedestrian and Cycle bridge took place on the 30th January 2014. With the wonderful backdrop of Kilkenny Castle, Mayor Martin Brett and Alan Kelly TD  welcomed a large crowd to this unique event. The first new City Centre  river crossing in the Kilkenny  for many centuries.  This new link will further integrate the Johns Quay and Johns Green area to the centre of Kilkenny. It will  give a convenient short walking route from the Library car park  and will also be a new vantage point from which to see the river Nore, John’s Bridge  and Kilkenny Castle.  A number of our Primary schools were also  represented at the event,  to see history being made.Bridge 2 Bridge 3 Bridge 4 Bridge 5Bridge 1

TriGrandPrix Triathlon Kilkenny 2011

The TriGrandPrix  Triathlon Kilkenny took place on Saturday 23rd July 2011.  The City looked its best as  the competitors swam the river Nore through the city centre, ran in the Castle Park and river side walks, and cycled   from the Castle Park into the fertile countryside as far as Bennettsbridge to the south of the City and back.  The City Centre was crowded with visitors, the Cafes were full and the sun shone.

Kilkenny Castle the centrepoint of the 2011 TriGrandPrix in the City. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.