From left to right; At the Helix for the Super Valu Tidy Towns Awards 1918 were Mayor Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere, Stuart Day (KKB), Elanine Bradshaw (KKB), Maura Geary (KKB) and Simon Walton (Senior City Engineer).
Huge congratulations to all on Kilkenny City’s performance in the 2018 Tidy Towns Competition.
In a competition made up of 833 contestants Kilkenny City amassed a total of 337 points, the third highest mark awarded in the competition and only two points behind Listowel, the overall winner. In achieving its mark Kilkenny City is one of only 49 contestants to be awarded a Gold Medal and has won the title of Tidiest Urban Centre in the South East of Ireland. In amassing it’s impressive tally of marks Kilkenny City was also awarded the Waters and Communities South East Regional Award for the extent to which invasive species have been eradicated along the Rivers Nore and Bregagh in addition to Nature and Bio-Diversity Plans that have been developed for both Rivers .
Chairman of Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Peter Bluett stated that ‘ the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee are absolutely thrilled with the award of 337 points which represents an increase of 7 marks for Kilkenny City compared to last year’s marks total. It is recognition for the trojan work of our Committee, for the unending support we get from Kilkenny County Council, from local businesses, voluntary organisations, residents associations and individuals. For a town of our size to be only two points away from the highest mark means that Kilkenny City is up there with the best when it comes to Tidy Towns, a competition that is the essence in what community is all about.’
Speaking at the awards ceremony Mayor Peter Chap Cleere said that ‘it’s fantastic to be here today to see Kilkenny City perform so excellently again in Tidy Towns. The presentation and upkeep of our City is a key driver of the local economy and also a means by which we, as Kilkenny people, express the pride we have in our local surroundings. In congratulating Kilkenny City and KKB I would also like to express a huge vote of congratulations to Inistioge and Tullahought villages both of whom were awarded Silver Medals. In addition to their Silver Medal Tullahought had added awards to Paddy and Mary Egan who were highly commended as Tidy Towns Community heroes and the village also won a Pollinator Award. Also congratulations to Windgap Tidy Towns Group who were awarded the Endeavour Award for County Kilkenny. There were 18 applications from County Kilkenny to the Tidy Towns in 2018 and, irrespective of awards, I want to wholeheartedly commend those people who give of their time to make our County and their towns and villages a better place in which to live. They are the people who get out there and make positive things happen. Well done to you all and Thank You.’
Congratulations to the National overall winner Skerries, County Dublin who received 327 points.
Kilkenny City has retained their gold medal in the 2016 Tidy towns competition. The Judges awarded 325 marks, an increase of four marks on our 2015 result. This is just two points short of the overall winner. Click the link under to see the full Adjudication report. adjudication-report-2016-kilkenny-city
KKB chairman Peter Bluett expressed great satisfaction with the results. Kilkenny City points increased in four categories. ( Community Involvement & Planning, Wildlife, Habitats and Natural Amenities, Sustainable Waste and Resource Management, Tidiness and Litter Control)
This excellent result places Kilkenny within the top 5 of the competition.
This reflects the tremendous ongoing cooperation which takes place in Kilkenny City between community groups, residents, businesses and Kilkenny County Council.
KKB Members at the Helix following the results announcement.C
Clonegal was the venue for the 2015 Southeast Regional Awards. Congratulations to Clonegal for hosting a most enjoyable event. Kilkenny city received their 2015 Gold Medal award and also the County Award during the event.
Members of Keep Kilkenny Beautiful celebrate with John Dunne Clonegal Tidy Village Association Chairman following the award ceremony.
Kilkenny City has performed very strongly in the 2013 National Tidy Towns competition. Presentations took place in Dublin on the 9th September 2013. Receiving a total of 313 marks, Kilkenny was placed just 3 marks behind the overall National Tidy Town winner Moynalty, Co Meath. Chairman David Fitzgerald complemented the hard work and commitment of the Citizens of Kilkenny, City Authorities and the many Voluntary Organisations in achieving such a result for Kilkenny City.
Kilkenny city received the following awards:
South East Regional Award
Tourism Towns Award
KKB Committee celebrate following the National awards presentations 2013
Kilkenny improved a total of 4 marks in the following categories.
The council have been working hard to ensure Kilkenny looks its best on our national day. Starting as seedlings in the councils nursery the flowers are now brightening up our city with our national colours! welcome to all our visitors for St Patrick’s Day
Kilkenny city received a Gold Medal in the recent Tidy Towns South Eastern Regional awards which took place in Emly, County Tipperary. Kilkenny City also received a National Tourism Award and the Kilkenny County award at the event.
Elaine Bradshaw Hon Secretary of the KKB receives the Gold medal on behalf of Kilkenny City. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
Kilkenny City Achieves Gold in the 2012 National Tidy towns competition.
Members of KKB with Mayor of Kilkenny celebrating the success of Kilkenny City following National Tidy Towns 2012 Award ceremony. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
Mr Sean Leahy KKB Chairman Tidytown Hero Award recipient with Minister Phil Hogan and Mayor of Kilkenny Sean O’hArgain following National Tidy Towns 2012 Award ceremony. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful