Its Official! Kilkenny City is the best place to Visit in Ireland.
Above : Kilkenny City Hall, High street.
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.
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.
The Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee celebrate a major win in the 2010 nation tidy towns competition.