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.
Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to clean up st Patrick’s historic graveyard. the works included trimming back bushes and weeding the gravel path that meanders through the graveyard. the NIAH notes “A picturesque graveyard containing a collection of markers of artistic design significance exhibiting high quality stone masonry. A number of markers dating to the late seventeenth century represent an important element of the archaeological heritage of Kilkenny while serving as a reminder of the mass house, later a Catholic chapel that existed on site until the late eighteenth century”
For further information on the many historic grave stones within the grave yard see link- click here Kilkenny Archaeological society
A lot can happen with social distancing restrictions and a 5km limit. In the last few days the grass has started to grow the tree and fruit buds are getting greener and the birds are getting more vocal. The last of the tree slips are getting planted and the community orchards and fruit planting is ongoing. The Acorn project is going ahead full steam with the Kilkenny Forrest School. Why not join in and help with Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.