Kilkenny City Wins overall National Tourism Town Award 2013

Its Official! Kilkenny City  is the best place  to Visit in Ireland.

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Above : Kilkenny City Hall, High street.

Brian Tyrrell, Martin Brett, Nora Darcy and David Fitzgerald from Kilkenny receive the best large town award from Minister Michael Ring at the Fáilte Ireland tourism towns awards in the Gibson Hotel November 28 2013. (Bord Failte)

Above : Brian Tyrrell, Martin Brett, Nora Darcy and David Fitzgerald from Kilkenny City  receive the best large town award from Minister Michael Ring at the Fáilte Ireland tourism towns awards in the Gibson Hotel November 28 2013. (Bord Failte)

Kilkenny City delegation following award. (Bord Failte)

Kilkenny City delegation following award. (Bord Failte)

Brian Tyrrell, Martin Brett, Nora Darcy, David Fitzgerald and Amanda Horan from Kilkenny receive the overall award from Minister Michael Ring at the Fáilte Ireland tourism towns awards (Bord Failte)

Brian Tyrrell, Martin Brett, Nora Darcy, David Fitzgerald and Amanda Horan from Kilkenny City  receive the overall award from Minister Michael Ring at the Fáilte Ireland tourism towns awards (Bord Failte)

Fresh from being crowned the funniest place in Ireland (Cat Laughs), the friendliest city in Europe along with being one of the tastiest places (with two Michelin stars!), most entertaining (with Ireland’s best tourism pub Kytlers, best music pub Langtons, best craft pub Brewers corner), as well as being Ireland’s festival capital, Kilkenny were worthy winners of Failte Ireland’s overall Tourism Town award 2013. Kilkenny received a winning certificate and in addition a €10,000 grant to facilitate further development of Kilkenny as  a tourism destination.

 

As with all awards it was hard fought for and teamwork was vital component. Keep Kilkenny Beautiful worked with Kilkenny Tourism, the local authorities,  the local business community and the  John of God  school pupils, coming  up with a  winning presentation and tour of our City  for the judges. Everyone  gave of their time willingly and enthusiastically which made the task of coordination  so much easier. Kilkenny wanted to show the many facets  its amazing tourism attractions.

The judges were looking for a Sense of Place,  Local Involvement,  Attractions for tourists as well a clear sense of our tourism  plan.   They were impressed with the sense of teamwork with businesses working together to provide a more co-ordinated tourist presentation including such developments as Kieran street traders and Destination Kilkenny.  The Judges certainly enjoyed their Black & Amber train ride through the visitors route.

 

Next year,  Kilkenny’s medieval mile will  link even more of our historic buildings between  St.  Canices cathedral and  the Castle. Come  and visit us  to discover  how amazing a place Kilkenny is to visit and also  how  attractive our city is as a location for work and business.

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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.

 

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)