Kilkenny City honored at Tourism Town Awards Ceremony 2012


Kilkenny City received a finalist   award  at the inaugural 2012  Bord Failte Tourism Towns award Ceremony which took place at the the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.  The Event showcased the excellent tourist facilities and amenities  in our City. The Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee thank all of the volunteers and local groups who worked together to present Kilkenny City at its best to the Judges.  Congratulations to Portmagee  who received  the overall winner award.   The other finalist award winners included:

  • Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
  • Clonakilty, Co Cork
  • Dundalk, Co Louth
  • Ennis, Co Clare
  • Killarney, Co Kerry
  • Letterkenny, Co Donegal
  • Trim, Co Meath
  • Westport, Co Mayo

    Kilkenny City: a Sense of Place. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny City receives Tidy Towns Gold Medal at South Eastern Regional awards

Kilkenny city received a Gold Medal in the recent Tidy Towns  South Eastern Regional awards which took place in Emly,  County Tipperary.  Kilkenny City also received a National Tourism Award and the Kilkenny  County award at  the event.

Elaine Bradshaw Hon Secretary of the KKB receives the Gold medal on behalf of Kilkenny City. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful


Bud goes fly and walkabout

Bud back in the Castle Park pond. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Bud, a long term resident Swan  of the Castle pond  decided to  fly out of the park  and then go walk about in the last few days. A phone call from a local resident had reported a sighting of Bud in her garden. Mr Pat Durkin of Bird watch Ireland was joined  by members of the KKB to find Bud.  A search followed which found nothing but feathers. Later in the day Bud turned up in Dukesmeadows. Bud walked back with a large crowd from Dukesmeadows under the watchful direction of Pat Durkin.

Kilkenny is Cleanest City in Ibal 2012

Johns Bridge and the river Nore August 2012. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny is celebrating success in the latest Ibal report which gives Kilkenny the status of cleanest City in Ireland.  “Cleaner than European Norms”.  Overall Kilkenny came 2nd   in the country with Cavan achieving the No.1 spot.

KKB Chairman Sean Leahy praised the efforts of the City Authorities, voluntary groups and the citizens of Kilkenny for their great efforts in the area of litter reduction in  2012.


Butterflies in Kilkenny

The red admiral butterfly is very particular  about the flower it visits! A sunny afternoon in early September on Circular road there are some very popular flowers that get more than their fair share of butterfly attention.

Butterflies enjoying the sun on Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterfly at Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterfly at Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterflies in Circular rd. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Kilkenny City, Home of the Kilkenny Arts Festival

Colourful butterfly along the River Nore. Copyright Pat & Mary Durkin

Kilkenny city provided a colourful welcome to all our visitors along the canal walk and river Nore.

St Kieran st: Tidy Towns Project street

St Kieran street traders  are working  together  with the KKB  to develop their  historic City  centre Street

Lautrecs. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The Good Earth. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Sue Ryder. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

The Med. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful

Butterslip. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.


Peaches. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Lorimat. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

MIMI. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.

Stone House Books. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.