Kilkenny city excels in the 2017 tidy towns competition


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 Adjudicators report 2017

Busy Thursday Market on the Parade





Kilkenny City retains Tidytowns gold medal for 2016

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.

KKB Members at the Helix following the results announcement.C


Congratulations to Letterkenny !

The sun shone and the town was blooming as president Higgins formally presented Letterkenny with the overall National Tidy towns Award 2015. KKB members attended and  represented Kilkenny City at the event.

Present Higgins speaks to the gathering.

President Higgins speaks to all at the event.

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Official unveiling of National Award plaque

Official unveiling of National Award plaque

Some of the large crowd at the event.

Some of the large crowd at the event enjoying the warm weather.

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Kilkenny City – Planting Oak Trees during National Tree Week

Tree planting at the County Hall

Tree planting at the County Hall                                                                                                      Keep Kilkenny Beautiful recently celebrated in cooperation with Kilkenny county council  Irish National tree week with the planting of seven trees within the grounds of Kilkenny County Hall. The seven oak trees were a gift from the National Tidy Towns to Kilkenny City as multiple overall national towns winner and symbolise the seven signatories to the 1916 proclamation. The trees are located along a very popular walking route which leads from Kilkenny city centre along the River Nore East riverbank to Ossory bridge. The oak trees will add to the biodiversity of the area and create as they grow a wonderful habitat for many species of plants and insects and will also give cover for wildlife.





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