Over the last number of weeks we have seen the river Nore rise and rise. The Nore still quite a wild river with many tree-lined natural banks. When the river rises the floodplains turn into lakes. Trees along the riverbank where undermined and weakened are washed down the river. The City boardwalk was just above the flood level.
The wonderful River Nore walk between Kilkenny and Bennettsbridge was featured in the Irish Times. The trail stretches for 11 km and starts at Canal square under Kilkenny Castle. There is also a very attractive loop and board walk starting at Canal square. this extends as far as the new pedestrian bridge at Ossory Bridge and back on the opposite river side. This loop which meanders through a wooded area along the river Nore is c.5km in length. The City Loop was only completed in 2014 and it is already very popular with visitors.
A start can be made at Kilkenny castle. The walk is directly under the imposing castle.
The Sub Aqua Club did more than their fair share of helping keep their city beautiful with a huge effort from their members in cleaning up the river Nore during the week. Our river Nore is one of our city’s amazing resources and this group of dedicated volunteers collected much as a result of others not appreciating it. Throwing rubbish in the river does not make it disappear!!!!!!
Kilkenny City is taking part in the “one million trees in one day” initiative. We are currently working with our City Authorities and Residents associations to identify and prepare suitable planting locations within our City. The tree planting is to take place during the period Friday 22nd March 2013 – Saturday 23rd March 2013. Planting will begin at 12 noon on Friday and will finish at 12 noon on Saturday.
The River Nore and associated wooded areas and meadows reach right into our City centre. The planting of new trees along the river Nore as part of this initiative will enhance our Environment and be of benefit to our wildlife and biodiversity.
If you wish to assist or volunteer on this initiative please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the initiative can be found at www.onemilliontreesinoneday.com
Kilkenny city provided a colourful welcome to all our visitors along the canal walk and river Nore.