Congratulations to Rehab and Bird Watch Ireland for joining our 2017 “planting for the future”initiative . A new orchard and fruit garden has been planted just off Bennettsbridge road. The new garden will continue to give fruit and apples into the future. it will be bee and wild life friendly. It is one of a large number of orchards and fruit gardens which have been planted in and around Kilkenny City by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful, Kilkenny County Council and many of our Residents Associations over the last number of years.
As part of our long term sustainability programme KKB, our many residents associations and our Local Authority are leaving a legacy of extensive fruit tree and fruit bush planting each year right around Kilkenny City. These trees and bushes will continue to give fruit, cover and colour to our community for many years to come, Kilkenny City has a very suitable micro climate for fruit tree planting. Kilkenny: The orchard of Ireland.
Blackcurrant and gooseberry plants having been propagated by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful from 2016 cuttings are prepared for planting to create a new fruit garden in 2017. The fruit is equally popular for jam making as to be eaten our birds during the summer.
Apple tree planting underway 2017 creating a new fruit garden , protection is being provided to protect the base of the trees from strimming and bark mulch to keep growth down by the trees.
There are already many fruit tree varieties in our city , this tree is located in the city centre near the Black abbey (pictured autumn 2016)
Congratulations to Birdwatch Ireland, there has been a confirmed sighting of the Great spotted woodpecker to the western side of Kilkenny City. This is great news for our City. Extensive work has been undertaken over many years to improve and extend tree cover and woodland in Kilkenny. This is creating a habitat suitable for the wood pecker.
Extensive tree cover through Kilkenny City along River Nore
The wonderful River Nore walk between Kilkenny and Bennettsbridge was featured in the Irish Times. The trail stretches for 11 km and starts at Canal square under Kilkenny Castle. There is also a very attractive loop and board walk starting at Canal square. this extends as far as the new pedestrian bridge at Ossory Bridge and back on the opposite river side. This loop which meanders through a wooded area along the river Nore is c.5km in length. The City Loop was only completed in 2014 and it is already very popular with visitors.
A start can be made at Kilkenny castle. The walk is directly under the imposing castle.
Under is a view of the extensively wooded valley between Kilkenny castle and Ossory bridge which forms the attractive walking loop close to the City.
Time to put down some extra roots for us and future generations………..how? By taking part in the “One million trees in one day “project. Planting is to take place in Dukes Meadows and Bishop Meadows. This project has been postponed nationally until the 27th April, we will provide updates on where to meet and times closer to the event. All are welcome, one day of work, years of reward!!!
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Kilkenny City is taking part in the “one million trees in one day” initiative. We are currently working with our City Authorities and Residents associations to identify and prepare suitable planting locations within our City. The tree planting is to take place during the period Friday 22nd March 2013 – Saturday 23rd March 2013. Planting will begin at 12 noon on Friday and will finish at 12 noon on Saturday.
River Nore Weir and extensive forest on the Canal walk close to Kilkenny City Centre. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
The River Nore and associated wooded areas and meadows reach right into our City centre. The planting of new trees along the river Nore as part of this initiative will enhance our Environment and be of benefit to our wildlife and biodiversity.
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An extensive new river Nore board walk has opened for use. It is now possible to walk down the Canal walk from Canal square, cross Ossory Bridge and return along the new Lacken Board walk back to the City Centre. This major development enhances the extensive amenities already available along the river Nore in both the Greens Bridge and Ossory bridge directions.