The improvement work on the river Nore habitats through Kilkenny city has encouraged the otters to set up home!
To see a mature otter enjoying the river Nore is a delight! A large crowd again were given a diving and swimming display close to John’s Bridge.
Some of the crowd viewing the otter from John’s bridge. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
A playful otter welcomed citizens and tourists to John’s bridge over the last number of days. KKB Chairman Sean Leahy and Secretary Elaine Bradshaw both joined the public along the river. Elaine who followed the movements of the otter spotted it catching a fresh Nore fish.
The Irish name for otter is madra uisce” river dog”. The KKB welcomes the return of otters to the city centre area. There is improved natural cover along the river Nore banks over the last number of years.