Awards Night 2014

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.

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St Kieran st: Tidy Towns Project street

St Kieran street traders  are working  together  with the KKB  to develop their  historic City  centre Street

Lautrecs. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The Good Earth. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Sue Ryder. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The Med. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterslip. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

 

Peaches. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Lorimat. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

MIMI. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Stone House Books. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

 

 

St Patrick’s Day in Kilkenny 2012

KKB Bicycle float, St Patrick's day Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.St Patrick's day

Mayor of Kilkenny at the St Patrick's day Parade Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Patrick's day Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Patrick's day Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Patrick's day Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Patrick's day Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

No dog fouling bicycle float ! St Patrick's day Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

St Patrick's day Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

KKB Bicycle float St Patrick's day Kilkenny: Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

 

Free Electrical Recycling in Kilkenny City

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.

Poster Electrical recycling: Kilkenny Local Authorities.

Callan Cillín Mooncoin Mar 20121 recycling poster

Autumn at Newpark Marsh Park

Attractive and informative signage for the Park. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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.

Water fowl well camouflaged in the Marsh. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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.

Seating area overlooking the vast Marsh area. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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.

 

Water hen enjoys the sun in the Marsh. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny city wins major Tidy Towns award 2011

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.

KKB presents National award to Kilkenny City

Sean Leahy, Chairman, KKB, presents the National Large Urban Centre award from the Tidy Towns 2010 to Mayor Martin Brett in City Hall, also pictured are members of KKB, Borough Councillors, County Manager, Joe Crockett and members of the Council Staff. (Photo: with thanks from Eoin Hennessy/www.ehp.ie. copyright : Eoin Hennessy/www.ehp.ie)