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 [email protected]
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.
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.
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
The improvement work on the river Nore habitats through Kilkenny city has encouraged the otters to set up home!