Newpark Marsh hosted the world wet lands day visit on 2 February. Located close to the centre of Kilkenny city Newpark is a wonderful Marsh environment with a large amount of wildlife.On the visit organised by Birdwatch Ireland Kilkenny Branch, with support from the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council. A great lmorning was enjoyed. It was quite cold and ice was in place across much of the wetland. KKB has been working many years with local stakeholders and Kilkenny county council to maintain Newpark Marsh. .Newpark Marsh was awarded the top award in the ESB/CVI Community Environmental awards 2001 and the Marsh was also a national winner for Wildlife in the Tidy Towns Competition 2002. Since then there have been many improvements including additional signage, seating and a wonderful walk around the Marsh.
Congratulations to Rehab and Bird Watch Ireland for joining our 2017 “planting for the future” initiative . A new orchard and fruit garden has been planted just off Bennettsbridge road. The new garden will continue to give fruit and apples into the future. it will be bee and wild life friendly. It is one of a large number of orchards and fruit gardens which have been planted in and around Kilkenny City by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful, Kilkenny County Council and many of our Residents Associations over the last number of years.
Congratulations to all who worked together to plant some 1000 native trees at Bishopsmeadows in Kilkenny. The weather was ideal, on the day with spring warmth! The planting was sponsored and coordinated by Tree Services Ireland who have an aim to plant 2 trees for every tree removed. The work was undertaken by a large number of volunteers working with KKB and local residents.
Regular Winter clean-ups continue. Why not register to receive a text to advise of the next clean up in you area?
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We are currently working around the city, the Ring road and all our City’s approach roads. Be empowered to look after our unique City, come out to experience our City….
The next Kilkenny City recycle day will take place on Saturday the 29th September between 10am and 4pm at Cillin Hill. Anything domestic with a battery or a plug will be accepted.
See you there!
Kilkenny welcomed the Rail Preservation Society of Ireland RPSI to McDonagh Station Kilkenny on a sunny Saturday 10th September 2011. A large crowd welcomed the steam train. The train was drawn by veteran steam engine No 186 class J15 built in 1879. It was in service until 1964 and is now operated by the RPSI. For more information on the RPSI www.steamtrainsireland.com
The Mayor of Kilkenny at the Kilkenny St Patrick’s Parade 2011. Kilkenny has been a city since 1609 when it was given a charter. For more information, see Kilkenny400.ie
Our current mayor follows a proud tradition. There has been the position of Sovereign/Mayor in Kilkenny for many centuries. The earliest recorded Sovereign was Robert Palmer in 1282. Since then there is an unbroken record of the first citizen each year. In 1609 following the receipt of the City charter, the first Mayor was Thomas Ley (until Michaelmas) and then Robert Rothe. For two years 1655-1656 Daniel Axtell was military governor in the city.