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.
An official tree planting took place at Castle Park on the 13th February. The Event was to honour the achievement of Kilkenny City in winning the overall Large urban Centre award for two consecutive years 2010 and 2011 in the National Tidy Towns Competition.
KKB chairman Mr Sean Leahy welcomed all to the event, Kilkenny Mayor Mr David Fitzgerald acknowledged the tremendous efforts made by Kilkenny City over the last number of years in Keeping Kilkenny Beautiful.
Mayor planting Himalaya Birch tree. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
Unveiling of Kilkenny Limestone plaque to commemorate the achievement of National Large Urban Centre Awards 2010 and 2011. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful
The planting of trees is a fitting gesture as part of the winter tree planting season.
Official tree planting. Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful