There was colour and fun in the 2018 Arts festival in Kilkenny.
TThe Great War commemoration memorial at the Peace Park was recently completed. It is in a peaceful location overlooking the river Nore. There is colourful planting along the river walk.
Again another excellent result Kilkenny city just two points behind the overall winner Birdhill and reaching a mark of 330 and increase of 5 points from 2016.
Kilkenny also retained the gold medal which has been given to confirm excellence within our city. Kilkenny is in the top seven in the country, congratulations to all in our city have work to achieve this great result.
Kilkenny City celebrated at Hotel Kilkenny to recognise and acknowledge all of the hard work undertaken throughout Kilkenny during the last year. The Annual Awards 2014 under many categories were presented. Our Chairman David Fitzgerald thanked all in our City who worked together as a Community to achieve for Kilkenny City the overall National Tidy Towns Award 2014 as Ireland’s Tidiest Town.
Kilkenny has achieved a No.1 result again in the latest Ibal survey .
This result reflects the hard work put in by the City Authorities and all our Voluntary groups over the last number of months. The assessors noted;
“Kilkenny has cemented its position as Ireland’s cleanest city – all sites surveyed got the top litter grade. What sets Kilkenny and other continuously high ranking towns apart is not just the lack of litter but the efforts put into the presentation of the environment e.g. High Street had beautiful new paving and a couple of years ago the approach to Kilkenny Castle was redesigned. The surveyor noted that Kilkenny Train Station (Interior) was almost museum like with historical photographs / notices – a lovely feature.”
The An Taisce national Spring clean litter pick along with the Council staff volunteers takes place next Monday evening at 7pm in Hotel Kilkenny car park. KKB are supporting the effort so all help is appreciated. For further information email us [email protected] or 0862514041.
On Saturday 23rd June a large number of events with the theme “fun and active family day” which included walking and cycling took place centered on the Parade in the City. A Family cycle commenced from the Parade to tour the City using the extensive network of cycle lanes. there was also a guided walking tour of the new river Nore board walk. Bicycle checks were undertaken and displays of bicycles, electric bicycles and electric cars were also on the Parade.
Kilkenny City has been awarded “Clean to European Norms” designation in the latest IBAL review issued on the 9th January 2012.
Mr Sean Leahy KKB chairman complements all in the City who have worked to achieve this award during 2011.