Events Coming Up

For your diary!  Please note the following events which are taking place.  All are welcome where noted :

 KKB are back in action following   adjustments in the lock-down restrictions

You can join us on  on our facebook  page for up to date information on events. every week there are a number of  biodiversity or direct action events taking place, why not contact us and join one of our teams.

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Why not register for our event text service or join our  Biodiversity whats-app.

Email us at  or ring  086-1687553 to register or to obtain information.

Next  KKB monthly meeting & AGM   contact  us  by email us at  or ring  086-1687553 to get further  details. Normal meetings  on third thurdsay  each month  7.30 pm  City Hall, High street, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus  outbreak and virtual meeting are being arranged at the same date and time each month

Guided walk at Newpark Fen
To celebrate World Wetlands Day, Birdwatch Ireland Kilkenny Branch, with support from Kilkenny County Councils Heritage Office,  lead a guided walk at Newpark Fen on Saturday 1st February @ 11am.

Clean up & Environmental actions, meet at Woodies carpark Loughboy (just off ring road),  next date to be confirmed   All are welcome.  Email us at  or ring  086-1687553 to be put on out text list  and to get further details of our environmental  actions and clean  ups.

Wetlands Survey

Wetlands Survey talk  took place on  Wed. Jan 22nd in The Heritage Council Offices at 8pm.
Presentation on how well  wetland birds are faring.

KKB Christmas party took place on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at the Club house hotel! Many thanks to  Ian and  the Club house  for their great hospitality.

South eastern regional awards. Took  place at Terryglass on the 25th November a KKB delegation attended.

KKB annual awards 2019  took  take place at   Springhill Court Hotel Tuesday  29th October 2019, 8pm.  see results on post section.

Conserving threatened bird species:

Presentation hosted by Birdwatch Ireland (Kilkenny Branch):-
Conserving threatened bird species – The work of the NPWS presented  by Padraig Comerford Divisional Manager NPWS, Eastern Division.
Venue: The Heritage Council, Church Lane, Kilkenny  Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 8pm. admission free, all are welcome For further information contact Mary Durkin at 056 7762130

Dublin Helix:  National Tidy Towns Awards 2019 A KKB delegation attend the official award presentation on Monday 30th  in the Helix in Dublin. Congratulations to all in our  City  who have assisted in presenting Kilkenny at its best though out the year.

Clean up & Environmental action (  dates to be advised )    All are welcome.  Email us at  or ring  086-1687553 to be put on out text list  and to get further details of our environmental  actions and clean  ups.

IBAL Latest results: Congratulations to all our volunteers who help out with the regular cleanups. This is particularly the case has Kilkenny is No.1 in the country in the latest IBAL litter survey

Celebrate Water Heritage day  ( Sunday 25th August  9.30am)  a large group met at Canal Square!Bat Boyd chairman of KKB environmental sub committee and Pat Durkin of Birdwatch Ireland  Kilkenny  lead a  biodiversity walk along the river Nore.

If you would like to  get involved with KKB  Email us at  or ring 086-1687553 to be put on out text list  and to get further details of our environmental  actions and clean  ups.

End July 2019 – was the last  Balsam pull of season.
Thank you  to all who attended  the very successful Balsam pulls over the summer.

Listowel national award day A KKB delegation attended the official award presentation on Saturday  25th in Listowel. Congratulations to all in Listowel for the wonderful day.

KKB AGM  took place on  Thursday 21st   February   2019     7.30 pm  City Hall, High street,









Ongoing City enhancement on daily basis:  City enhancement works take place regularly, it could be painting, cleaning,  trimming, planting…. and more!  Why not work to  improve our City, !   Email us at  or ring  086-1687553 to get details of our next activity /event.

Note: The above listed events based on information available at the time of organising the event. If you intend to travel to an event please check if there have been any changes to venue are time prior to travelling.

Note: To confirm participation in our environmental projects or to make inquiries about the same contact KKB Biodiversity Officer Pat Boyd 087-9717206, email us at  or ring  086-1687553 for further  details.