Awards Night 2014

Kilkenny City  celebrated  at Hotel Kilkenny   to recognise  and acknowledge all of the hard work  undertaken throughout Kilkenny during the last year. The  Annual Awards 2014 under many categories were presented.   Our Chairman David Fitzgerald thanked all in our City who worked together as a Community to achieve for Kilkenny City  the overall National Tidy Towns Award  2014 as Ireland’s Tidiest Town.

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Kilkenny railway station gets “A” grade in latest Ibal survey.

Congratulations to Irish Rail for the high standard of our City Railway Station. The assessors noted the following in their recent  report:

Kilkenny Train Station – Exterior:  Grade A.  This was an excellent site – not only was there a complete absence of litter but the overall presentation was very fresh e.g. railings, steps, entrance, signage and visitor information, and planter boxes.

Kilkenny Train Station – Interior:  Grade A.  The interior of the station had some interesting historical notices and photographs, almost museum / gallery like – a lovely feature.  Bins, seating, planting, signage and flooring were all in excellent condition – a real credit to the station staff.

Wembers of KKB celebrate with  Kilkenny railway station Staff.  Kilkenny is Ibal  No.1 in Ireland.

Members of KKB celebrate with Kilkenny railway station Staff. Kilkenny  Ibal No.1 in Ireland.

Kilkenny City comes No.1 in latest Ibal survey

Kilkenny has achieved  a No.1  result again in the latest Ibal survey .

This result  reflects the hard work put in by the City Authorities and  all our Voluntary groups over the last number of months. The assessors noted;

“Kilkenny has cemented its position as Ireland’s cleanest city –   all sites surveyed got the top litter grade. What sets Kilkenny and other continuously high ranking towns apart is not just the lack of litter but the efforts put into the presentation of the environment e.g. High Street had beautiful new paving and a couple of years ago the approach to Kilkenny Castle was redesigned. The surveyor noted that Kilkenny Train Station (Interior) was almost museum like with historical photographs / notices – a lovely feature.”

Kilkenny courthouse on Parliament street

Kilkenny courthouse on Parliament street

 

 

Kilkenny City wins IBAL National Award for 2013

Kilkenny is recipient  the overall National IBAL award for a second time.  Kilkenny achieved  top marks in the latest IBAL survey released on the 6th January 2014.

The City received Grade A for all of the judged areas. The KKB congratulates the City Authorities, Voluntary Groups, Businesses, Resident Associations and all who have worked together over the last year.

Regular KKB clean ups have already commenced and if you wish to take part why not contact us at mail@keepkilkennybeautiful.com to register your interest.  Tree planting and City tree survey are being undertaken  on the 18th January and the our Tidy Towns Estates initiative is also being launched.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events.

Courthouse, Parliament street

Courthouse, Parliament street

Prize winning gardens in the KKB awards 2013

Winner of the best garden in St Mary's parish  and also overall city winner in Kilkenny City in 2013 Catherine Duffy,  Fr Delahunty Place

Winner of the best garden in St Mary’s parish and also overall city winner in Kilkenny City in 2013 Catherine Duffy, Fr Delahunty Place

St Johns Parish overall winner: Dean and Ludmilla Welch, Lintown Avenue, Lintown Hall, Johnswell road

St Johns Parish overall winner: Dean and Ludmilla Welch, Lintown Avenue, Lintown Hall, Johnswell road

St Patricks Parish winner best Garden:Dermot and Eileen Brophy,  Riverview

St Patricks Parish winner best Garden:Dermot and Eileen Brophy, Riverview

St Canices parish: Best garden winner, Timothy and Maura Clifford, Lord Edward St, the Butts

St Canices parish: Best garden winner, Timothy and Maura Clifford, Lord Edward St, the Butts