The KKB Children’s 2011 art competition is called “Make a Litterbug” competition for primary (5th Class) and secondary schools (Transition Year). The competition required students to form teams of up to 3 students to build their concept of a litterbug using recycled material only. The “Bug” could be no wider than 750mm and 1500mm high. The winning entry was judged to be the “Litterbug” that best demonstrates the reduce, reuse, recycle principle. The entries were required to target their message to their own age group and consider the impact of waste on their school, community and Kilkenny.
Fifth Class St. Patrick's De la Salle Boys Primary school winning entry, May 2011. Copyright : St. Patrick's De la Salle Boys Primary school
Fifth Class St. Patrick's De la Salle Boys Primary school winning entry, May 2011. Copyright: St. Patrick's De la Salle Boys Primary school
Litterbug winners from Fifth Class St. Patrick's De la Salle Boys Primary school with their teacher Mrs Reade and KKB members following the award of prizes, May 2011. Copyright : Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
Litter bug winner made by D Galster, O Nickelson, J Coogan of transition year CBS secondary school Kilkenny under direction of C Cahill Art teacher. Copyright: CBS secondary school
Each school was required to choose a winner from within the entries in the school. The winning school entry will be put on public display in the city. The overall winners won ipod nanos for each team member.
Mayor of Kilkenny. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
The Mayor of Kilkenny at the Kilkenny St Patrick’s Parade 2011. Kilkenny has been a city since 1609 when it was given a charter. For more information, see Kilkenny400.ie
Our current mayor follows a proud tradition. There has been the position of Sovereign/Mayor in Kilkenny for many centuries. The earliest recorded Sovereign was Robert Palmer in 1282. Since then there is an unbroken record of the first citizen each year. In 1609 following the receipt of the City charter, the first Mayor was Thomas Ley (until Michaelmas) and then Robert Rothe. For two years 1655-1656 Daniel Axtell was military governor in the city.