Talbot’s Tower and visitor area conservation has been completed. it is now a wonderful place to visit. There are a number of interpretative displays also. Native planting has been selected to complement the seating areas. The tower was an important part of the medieval defensive walls of our City.
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.
Our city has had many creative and fantastic murals. These are generally commissioned for specific locations by Kilkenny Co Co, local businesses and voluntary groups and also by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful. Repairs and cleaning of important murals is also undertake as required. This work in conjunction with a “spray it over” and “clean it off” policy has meant that Kilkenny has a very low level of graffitti through out our city.
Preparations are being made to welcome Prince Charles to Kilkenny City. No doubt Kilkenny Castle and the wonderful Castle Park will be on his tour. The Parade looks fantastic and the weekly farmers market will be in full swing during the visit on Thursday to our City.
Wonderful colours at Kilkenny castle!
The new Callan road city pop up park development has commenced. There is a 2 year programme of works and events planned. Invasive weeds are being removed. An insect reserve and wild flower garden area is to be protected. A survey of existing plants has been undertaken. Initial grass cutting of access paths and cleaning took place on mid summers day and this was followed by a KKB pop up BBQ!