Winning the War on Litter

Kilkenny is looking even more beautiful. Last Thursday evening KKB joined volunteers including many from the The Butts area to do a clean up around The Butts and St. Canice’s Church area. The area has been so well maintained that everyone arrived back before the hour was up as there was so little rubbish. THIS is the result that KKB is looking for! Well done to all involved.
KKB Working Together, Winning Together.

St Canice's quarter, historic round tower and St Canice's Cathedral

St Canice’s quarter, historic round tower and St Canice’s Cathedral

View of St Mary's Cathedral from St Canice's

View of St Mary’s Cathedral from St Canice’s

St Maul’s Graveyard restoration & Biodiversity Project

February saw the completion of the first phase of the restoration and biodiversity project taking place at St Maul’s Graveyard.  It overlooks the river Nore  and has many historic graves.  The work of initial cutting and cleaning has been completed. Further work will follow to include improving  access. There is an extensive area of trees with good cover for wild life.

Launch at St Maul's Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Launch at St Maul’s Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

St Maul's 2

St. Mary’s Church Historic graveyard opens to the public

The Historic St Mary’s Church graveyard was officially opened to the public by our Mayor on the 1st June 2012.

A detailed conservation plan for the graveyard was completed in 2003.  The opening of the graveyard is a step in the overall conservation plan for the Church and Graveyard. The church was founded some time before 1205 within  the historic core of Kilkenny City.

There will be tours of the graveyard available through out the summer 2012.

Path through graveyard. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

One of the Historic graves within the churchyard. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Newly opened gateway on to St Marys Lane. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The Graveyard has a large variety of plant species which are to be protected. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Tour underway in Graveyard by Patrick Neary Archaeologist. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

 

Tidy Towns Project street Launch

The KKB are proud to announce  with St Kieran Street Traders  the launch of  Kilkenny  2012   “Tidy towns Project Street “.  Kilkenny Mayor David Fitzgerald  launched the project surrounded by colourful balloons on the 19th April  on St Kieran street.

The KKB are proud to work with  the St Kieran street traders    to develop and promote  the street which is located in the historic centre of the City. It is proposed to  organise events during 2012 and showcase all of the best of Kilkenny in this pedestrianised  street of cafes, restaurants, boutiques, bars, bookshops and  hairdressers.

Tidy Towns project street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Launch of Tidy Towns project street. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful