Attractive St Johns church

When walking along John street you will come upon  the very attractive St Johns Church. The parishioners  summer flowering baskets have just been erected on the railings.  The grounds are a green  oasis  and the pollinator friendly border planting within the  grounds  is attractive and  colorful.

Our City rivers are a fantastic resource

What a fantastic  resource we have  through our City with the  River Nore and its wooded banks.  The spread of invasive species including Himalayan balsam and giant hog weed   within the river Nore corridor   through Kilkenny city  has been  been halted  and  our ongoing inspections and  management  has see a major decline in their occurrence. This has allowed the strong  re-establishment of native Irish riverside species of plants and shrubs which help to stablise the river banks.

Tea Houses on the Riverside Park

Kilkenny county council have recently completed the conservation of the two tea houses located on the river Nore adjacent to the Riverside Park in the centre of Kilkenny.

The gothic style tea houses  also known as  “pleasure houses ”   are of c 1800 construction making a picturesque impression  due to their  location overlooking the River Nore. The extensive works which  have taken place in the former brewery lands has facilitated the opening up the area with a new riverside walk adjacent to the tea houses.

There is an open day to view the newly completed conservation  work  on Monday, 30 May 2022 between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM all are welcome.