Congratulations to all St Kieran’s Crescent residents assisted by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful who undertook a clean up and spring clean of their estate. Good weather allowed for a lot of work of work be undertaken. Green waste from edge trimming and weeding was all taken for composting, three shopping trolleys were returned to the supermarket. A litter collection also took place.
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
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
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
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.