Kilkenny has been nominated the prettiest town in Europe 2017 by the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA). Kilkenny was number one of 30 towns from throughout Europe. The citation noted:
On the banks of the River Nore in the province of Leinster, Kilkenny is often referred to as a city though it is the size of a large town. Its heritage is on display in the form of Kilkenny Castle, St Canice’s Cathedral and its medieval walls.
Keep Kilkenny Beautiful congratulate all who have worked to keep our City beautiful and pretty for our citizens and visitors.
River Nore and Kilkenny Castle
River Nore and wooded riverside walks within our City
Kilkenny city has again been honoured with the receipt of a coveted 2015 tourism town’s award.
This is Kilkenny’s fourth consecutive success in the Tourism Towns competition receiving a highly commended award. Kilkenny was crowned the National Tourism Town winner in 2013 and was also highly commended in 2012 and 2014.
We congratulate Tralee the overall large town winner 2015 and our joint large town highly commended winners of Cobh, Co. Cork and Killarney, Co Kerry.
There has been very strong cooperation through out Kilkenny city between public and private sector, voluntary groups and businesses working together to reach the level of success achieved in this competition.
Presentation of Tourism Towns award 2015 – Kilkenny City
Members of Kilkenny City Delegation with the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring at the Tourism Towns awards 2015. Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee was represented by Chairman Peter Bluett.
Kilkenny city is a unique place to visit and enjoy! The Keep Kilkenny beautiful committee are proud partners and congratulate all who have worked together to achieve once again this prestigious award within our city.
Kilkenny City received a finalist award at the inaugural 2012 Bord Failte Tourism Towns award Ceremony which took place at the the Gibson Hotel in Dublin. The Event showcased the excellent tourist facilities and amenities in our City. The Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee thank all of the volunteers and local groups who worked together to present Kilkenny City at its best to the Judges. Congratulations to Portmagee who received the overall winner award. The other finalist award winners included:
Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
Clonakilty, Co Cork
Dundalk, Co Louth
Ennis, Co Clare
Killarney, Co Kerry
Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Trim, Co Meath
Westport, Co Mayo
Kilkenny City: a Sense of Place. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
Nora Darcy, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee member presented a paper titled “How Tidy Towns can Contribute Positively to your Community” at the Town Clerks Annual Conference 2011 which took place in Clonmel on the 12-13 of May 2011. The Conference was hosted by the IPA (Institute of Public Administration). The themes included:
– Creating great places to live, work and visit.
– Turning houses into homes.
– Keep Kilkenny Beautiful, because it is beautiful.
– Tidy towns, Creating a better community.