Butterflies are attracted to Lintown

Attractive flower beds  and planting reflect the environmental improvement works being undertaken in Lintown.

Colourful flowers and butterfly at Lintown. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Kilkenny in Bloom

Wonderful flower displays are to be seen through out Kilkenny City.

High Street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

High Street and City Hall. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Rose Garden Kilkenny Castle. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

High Street and City Hall. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Kieran street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Kieran street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Laneway. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Court House Parliament st. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Flower displays in city

There are many beautiful flower displays in Kilkenny this year. The City parks department continue to provide new and vibrant displays of great colour.

Hanging Baskets on High street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny beautiful.

Display at entrance to Cashel Downs estate Waterford rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny beautiful.

Colourful ring road roundabouts provide welcome to Kilkenny City

Colour on the Waterford road roundabout. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Yellow is the theme on the New Orchard Road roundabout. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Multi colour welcomes visitors on the Dublin road roundabout. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The colour in the city’s roundabouts can now be appreciated.  the Ring road is a blaze of colour with each roundabout themed  so that each is a unique experience. Roundabouts are also signed to aid orientation. the ring road forms a green parkway extending from the Waterford rd to the Castlecomer road. sections of the ring road have also been planted with wild flowers. The extensive city pedestrian and cycle way network  has been completed along much of the route.

The roundabout planting also includes trees and permanent planting to provide colour through out the year.  Extensive tree planting has taken place all along the city Ring road, providing screening and cover.

Callan road roundabout adjacent to Hotel Kilkenny . Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

A multi-colour bed welcomes all to the Kells road roundabout. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Bennettsbridge road roundabout sports the Kilkenny colours!. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny Castle and the river Nore

The historic Kilkenny Castle which was built in 1195 continues to be an impressive structure overlooking the river Nore and the City.

Main entrance to Kilkenny Castle from the Parade. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Kilkenny Castle from the Castle Park mid-summers day 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

River Nore viewing point on the Dublin road approach to Kilkenny City. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

View from the south east of Kilkenny Castle which dominates the river Nore. The Nore linear park and its extensive wooded walks and wild flower meadows extend right into the city centre. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Black Abbey Quarter of Kilkenny.

The Black Abbey church founded in 1225  is the focal point of Black Abbey square and the Abbey street area.  Adjacent are elements of the medieval Kilkenny City walls and the Black Freren Gate,  which is the sole remaining Kilkenny City gate still in place.  There are wonderful walks through  the medieval streets and lanes in this historic quarter of Kilkenny City.

Black Abbey from Abbey street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Black Abbey square. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Abbey street and Black Freren Gate, Kilkenny Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Colourful flowers on Black Abbey square. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.