Dukesmeadows forms an extensive urban wild flower meadow close to the River Nore and within walking distance of Kilkenny City Centre. It is a haven for wildlife, insects and plants. it forms an attractive amenity for the residents of the area.
The river Nore flows through the centre of Kilkenny forming an attractive river wildlife and green area. There are a number of weirs and rock water falls which provides an attractive fishing area for our birds! There are a number of grey herons living and feeding along the river Nore in the area of the City.
Fishing on the river Nore. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
An extensive new river Nore board walk has opened for use. It is now possible to walk down the Canal walk from Canal square, cross Ossory Bridge and return along the new Lacken Board walk back to the City Centre. This major development enhances the extensive amenities already available along the river Nore in both the Greens Bridge and Ossory bridge directions.
Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club (KACC) members went to work on cleaning the river bank from Greens Bridge to weir at the County Council at the end of January and collected some eight black bags of rubbish along with a TV and life buoys. Earlier in the month a further 13 life buoys were collected on the river between Kilkenny and Bennettsbridge, these have since been returned to the County Council. The KKB compliment the KACC for their continued support and for their dedication and interest in protecting and enhancing the wonderful river amenity which we have right through Kilkenny City
River clean underway near Kilkenny Castle. Copyright: Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club
River clean up boat club close to St Francis Abbey Bird sanctuary. Copyright: Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club
The historic Kilkenny Castle which was built in 1195 continues to be an impressive structure overlooking the river Nore and the City.
Main entrance to Kilkenny Castle from the Parade. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
Kilkenny Castle from the Castle Park mid-summers day 2010. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
River Nore viewing point on the Dublin road approach to Kilkenny City. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
View from the south east of Kilkenny Castle which dominates the river Nore. The Nore linear park and its extensive wooded walks and wild flower meadows extend right into the city centre. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.