Kilkenny County Hall gardens look wonderful!

Our County Hall looks fantastic in the winter sun. Extensive work is under way   on the attractive riverside gardens and paths. The River Nore walk also goes through  the grounds.  There is a free car park in the grounds at the weekend where you can  start a wonderful river and city walk.

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Kilkenny City, Home of the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Colourful butterfly along the River Nore. Copyright Pat & Mary Durkin

Kilkenny city provided a colourful welcome to all our visitors along the canal walk and river Nore.

Butterflies are attracted to Lintown

Attractive flower beds  and planting reflect the environmental improvement works being undertaken in Lintown.

Colourful flowers and butterfly at Lintown. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Lakeside springs to life!

Kilkenny is fortunate to have a number of very attractive lake and marsh habitats within the City. Lakeside is currently springing to life. to assist the wild fowl a floating nesting area has been put in place and also a small  island had been planted.  Currently there are a pair of swans nesting, they and the other wild foul are working hard  to prepare their nests.

Freebooters clean up in Kilkenny!

Freebooters Football club  join  with the KKB to undertake cleanups in Kilkenny.

Freebooters girls team members with John Scott ( team manager) and Sean Leahy ( KKB Chairman) on a recent clean up in the Newpark area. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Freebooters girls team members with John Delaney ( Team Coach) and Elaine Bradshaw ( KKB Secretary) on a recent clean up in the Hebron road area. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

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City Talbot Medieval tower restored

 

 

Outer side of impressive City wall and tower. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Under: Narrow access steps viewed from  top of tower Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Top of restored tower. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

 

 

 

 

Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan officially opening the restored tower in the presence of Kilkenny Mayor Fitzgerald. 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.