Kilkenny Castle provides an appropriate backdrop to The Tempest by Shakespeare which is playing during Kilkenny Arts Festival in the Castle Park.
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.
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.