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
Kilkenny improved a total of 4 marks in the following categories.
- Overall development approach.
- Litter control.
- Roads streets and back areas.
For further information on our City’s 2013 Report (link). National Tidy Towns
Woodies DIY Kilkenny has joined forces with Keep Kilkenny Beautiful to enhance our City and County.
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 in the 2012 National Tidy towns competition.
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.
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!