Congratulation to all KKB 2023 annual awards winners

Congratulations to all who received a KKB 2023 awards   at the Rivercourt Hotel  on  Monday 23rd October 2023.


Many thanks to our  Keynote speaker
Catrina Corr, Kilkenny CoCo cycling officer.

The event could not have  taken place without  the hard work of our volunteers and judges who helped to  make such a successful event.

For photographs of the event see Kilkenny live with following link “link to photographs of event on Kilkenny Live website”

The award winners are set out under, see also additional posts with photographs of winners:-

Hidden Gems
• Tommy Larkin,  Reade Terrace, Roberts Hill
• Lynch family, Kennyswell
• Breda Hennessey,  Upper Patrick Street
• Mary Armstrong,  Assumption Place
• Brendan Slattery,  St Kieran’s Crescent
• Mr & Mrs Bourke , Hebron Park
• Martin & Breda Cleere,  Connolly Street
• Niamh O ‘ Donoghue,  John’s Quay
• John & Pauline Purcell,  The Parade

Fitzpatrick Shield for Community Effort
Rothe house

Private garden pollinator award
Runner up
• Donal Croghan  The Fairways
• Madeleine Carroll  Beech Park


Community pollinator award
Glendine Estate residents association


City centre pollinator award (certificate)
Butler Gallery, Johns Quay

Commercial pollinator award (certificate)
Kilkenny Retail park, Loughboy

Best Commercial Flower Display

Highly commended:- Tynan’s Bridge House (certificate)                                              Winner:- Hibernian (Trophy & certificate )

Most improved commercial premises
Winner:- Bridge House, 89 John Street Lower ( Rivercourt hotel)
Highly commended:- Club House Hotel, Patrick street
Best Shop front
Winner::- Tower & Castle, 60 John Street Upper

Highly commended:- Billy Byrnes, 39 John street Upper
Best signage
Winner:- Siopa Cuinne Grincell, 9 Irishtown
Highly commended:- Murphy Bespoke Jewellers, 86 High street
Best hospitality
Winner:- Kytler’s Inn, Kieran street
Highly commended:- The Book & Coffee shop, William Street
Special award
Market Cross shopping centre (Certificate)
In recognition of IBAL judges remarks 2023
“The cleanest shopping centre this surveyor has ever seen!. There wasn’t even a cigarette butt to be seen. Some of the bins provided the opportunity to separate waste into recycling………..”

Certificate Presentation for Excellence in Environmental Service
To Kilkenny CoCo for conservation of the Shee Alms house and the Historic Well at Canal walk both completed in 2023

Private Garden awards
Highly Commended
• Breda Slattery,  Meadow Hill
• Susan Wallace, Meadow Hill
• Jacinta Burke,  Meadow Hill
• Noreen Corcoran,  Aylesbury
• Mary & Pat Walsh, Crannog, the Weir
• Ailse & Brian Barry,  Garringreen \ Whitewood
• Gill Leo The Fairways
• Maureen Mc Cormack,  Melville Heights
• Linda Sweeney,  Haltigan Terrace
• 4 Westfield Drive
• Fanaghan Barry,  Walkin Street
• Ann Tynan,  Fr. Murphy Square
• Brigid Breen,  Dean Kavanagh place
• Edward Healy, spring mount, Waterford Rd
• Denis O’ Reilly, Mayfield
• Betty Wall,  the Paddocks
• Noel Frawley,  Cashel Avenue
• Kevin Brennan,  Riverview
• Catherine Duffe, Auburn Dr. Glendine
• Michael Conroy, Dunamase, Kennyswell Road
• Maurice Roche  Clarnwood
• Ewelina Wieliezko, Lintown court
• TJ & Tim Martin,  Talbots Gate

Runner Up :- Private Garden awards
The Cuffe Family,  Dukesmeadows Avenue,

Overall Winner:- Private Garden awards (trophy)

Paddy Brennan, College Court

Residential Estates – Highly Commended

• Outrath court
• Lintown
• Newpark Lower
• Roberts Hill

Best estate runner up 2023 (trophy)

Talbots Gate, Freshford rd.

Best overall estate 2023 (trophy)

Sycamores & Aylesbury