Congratulations to the Lions Club came out to help with the KKB summer clean up! Many hands make light work!
Kilkenny City celebrated at Hotel Kilkenny to recognise and acknowledge all of the hard work undertaken throughout Kilkenny during the last year. The Annual Awards 2014 under many categories were presented. Our Chairman David Fitzgerald thanked all in our City who worked together as a Community to achieve for Kilkenny City the overall National Tidy Towns Award 2014 as Ireland’s Tidiest Town.
St Kieran street traders are working together with the KKB to develop their historic City centre Street
The KKB welcomes this Kilkenny Local Authorities initiative. The KKB encourages all to make use of the Free electrical recycling opportunity which is to take place in Kilkenny City at Cillin Hill on Saturday 3rd march 2012 between 10am and 4pm. See poster under. See also link for PDF poster.
The Marsh comprises an area of extraordinary plant and wildlife, which is now a major resource for the local residents and for our City. It is a most important natural reserve with no less than 49 different specifies of birds identified to date and more than 70 species of plants, trees and shrubs.
The main objectives of the ongoing project included: –
-Enhance and develop the amenity and conservation of the extensive flora and fauna.
-Provide a safe environment for the extensive wildlife in the area.
-Foster a caring nature and wildlife culture in the local community and increase pride in the locality
-Create educational opportunities, School tours being accessible to able bodied & disabled persons.
-KKB continues the maintenance of the Fen in conjunction with Fas.
The Marsh received the ESB/CVI Community Environmental awards 2001. It was also the national winner for wildlife in the Tidy Towns Competition 2002.
The Marsh is designated an area of scientific interest (ASI).
The KKB has undertaken in conjunction with Kilkenny County Council and FAS an ongoing phased development at the Newpark Marsh, which is located just off the Castlecomer Road on Lovers Lane to the rear of the Newpark Hotel.
Kilkenny wins “Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre Award” 2011. The presentation took place at the Helix on the 5th September. Kkb chairman Sean Leahy accepted the award on behalf of Kilkenny City. He thanked all in our City who helped in making it possible to achieve such a prestigious
Award. Kilkenny received 308 points, an increase of two points over the 2011 results and just two points short of Killarney, the overall winner 2011.