Kilkenny in Lockdown

KKB monthly meetings & AGM  Thursday  19th March  2020    7.30 pm  City Hall, High street, have been postponed due to the Coronavirus  outbreak,  new dates shall be advised in due course.

The launch of the national Tidy towns Competition 2020 has also been postponed.

Email us at mail@keepkilkennybeautiful.com  or ring  086-1075532 to get further  details.

Kilkenny castle February 2020

Transition years up their Game

Congratulation to all of the TY students who are working to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful, whether it is painting, planting or cleaning, undertaking surveys or influencing, great results are being achieved. Our environment  is being  protected.

Kilkenny No.1 in IBAL 2019 competition

Irish Business Against Litter win for Kilkenny City in  2019.  Kilkenny is No.1 ahead of Killarney and Swords.  Congratulations to all our volunteers  and also to  Kilkenny Co Co who have  worked through out the year  to help to achieve this excellent result. Our win is for a record 4th time.

Winter planting and cleanups

This is the time of year for bare root planting of trees and bushes,  planting winter bedding plants,  being cruel to be kind with the trimming of bushes,moving / dividing plants around,  annual cuting of wild flower areas, removing hard to get at  blown  non biodegradable plastic from under bushes and hedges (it’s about time that  25c is put on every plastic bottle, can , coffee cup etc  so that they have a value)  and countless other jobs…..

planning the next projects with St Kierans TY tidytowns

River Breagagh runs higher again

cleaning

Planting

New mural with a busy bee

bee friendly whitethorn planting under way ….

winter berries

St Kieran’s Ty students lend a hand!

it goes on ….

Kilkenny wins B of I National Enterprise Town Award 2019

Congratulation to all on the hard work  undertaken  by the  National Enterprise Town Award  committee who in turn were supported by many organisations and volunteers from through out our City, this included the  Kilkenny PPN   (Kilkenny Public Participation Network) and Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

This is a fantastic achievement for Kilkenny, there were over  70 Communities in the running, Kilkenny were victorious in winning the overall prize at the Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards 2019 including a  cash prize of €33,000.

This win is indicative of the hard work and dedication of many businesses and enterprises throughout the city but also our community spirit which is at the heart of everything we  do.  It is important that local enterprises and community groups are supported in their efforts to create jobs and a sustainable future for their communities.

Pictured representing Kilkenny at the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards are Noel Sherry, Mary O’Hanlon, Maurice O’Connor (PPN Secretariat and Community Radio), Deirdre Dunne, Mayor Martin Brett, Marion Acreman, Colette Byrne, Fiona Deegan, Minister John Paul Phelan, John Hurley, Peter Chap Cleere, Cllr Deirdre Cullen, Deirdre Shine, Bank of Ireland, JJ Keyes, Head of Kilkenny, Bank of Ireland

Kilkenny at the south east awards

Congratulations to Terryglass on the wonderful evening which they provided to all of the TidyTowns groups who converged on their beautiful village for the 2019 Southeast Regional Awards.

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful were  honoured to have been presented on behalf of Kilkenny City   a total of four awards in the 2019 regional awards presentation. Many thanks to all of our volunteers have assisted in achieving such excellent results.

Members of the County Kilkenny delegation at the south-eastern awards 2019