Kilkenny City wins in National Tidy Towns 2013

Kilkenny City has  performed very strongly in the 2013 National Tidy Towns competition. Presentations took place in Dublin on the 9th September 2013. Receiving a total of  313 marks,  Kilkenny was placed  just 3 marks behind the overall National Tidy Town winner Moynalty, Co Meath. Chairman David Fitzgerald complemented the hard work  and commitment of the Citizens of Kilkenny, City Authorities and the many Voluntary Organisations  in achieving such a  result for Kilkenny City.

Kilkenny city received the following awards:

  • South East Regional  Award
  • Gold Medal
  • County Award
  • Tourism Towns Award
KKB Committee celebrate following the National awards presentations 2013

KKB Committee celebrate following the National awards presentations 2013

Kilkenny improved a total of 4 marks  in the following  categories.

  • Overall development approach.
  • Landscaping.
  • Litter control.
  • Roads streets and back areas.

For further information on our  City’s 2013  Report (link).  National Tidy Towns

 

Woodies supports Tidytowns in Kilkenny

Woodies DIY  Kilkenny  has  joined forces  with  Keep Kilkenny Beautiful  to enhance our City and County.

Crocus on Golf links Road. Copyright:  Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Crocus on Golf links Road. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Generous  sponsorship of Bulbs  by Woodies  has  facilitated the distribution by the KKB of  a colorful range of flowering  bulbs to primary and secondary Schools and other groups  throughout our City and County.

These included St Patrick’s boys school, John of God, St Canice’s, St John’s senior, Kilkenny College, the Model school,  the City  Vocational School on New street and the SOS on the Callan Rd.

The KKB  also cooperates with Tidy town’s committees  through out County  Kilkenny. Flowering  bulbs were  distributed by the KKB in January   to Goresbridge, Thomastown, Coon, Urlingford and Inistoge Tidy Towns Committees to help give spring and summer colour.

Kilkenny City Achieves gold

Kilkenny City Achieves Gold in the 2012 National Tidy towns competition.

Members of KKB with Mayor of Kilkenny celebrating the success of Kilkenny City  following National Tidy Towns 2012 Award ceremony. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

Mr Sean Leahy KKB Chairman Tidytown  Hero Award recipient with Minister Phil Hogan  and  Mayor of Kilkenny Sean O’hArgain following National Tidy Towns 2012 Award ceremony. 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

Tidy Towns judging of Kilkenny under way

The National tidy towns 2011 competition   is currently under way. Judging of Kilkenny City is likely to commence over the next few days!

Mr Sean Leahy KKB  Chairman  urge  all in the city to make an extra effort over the next 8 week to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful!

Castle Park Kilkenny May 2011. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful