Kilkenny City, Home of the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Colourful butterfly along the River Nore. Copyright Pat & Mary Durkin

Kilkenny city provided a colourful welcome to all our visitors along the canal walk and river Nore.

Dukesmeadows wild flower meadow blooms

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.

Dukesmeadows 7 Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Fishing on the river Nore

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

River Nore Board walk officially opened.

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 cares for River Nore

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


Kilkenny Castle and the river Nore

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.