All three City Historic wells newly presented

Congratulation to the Probation office, supported by KKB and Kilkenny Co Co for  the wonderful  re-presentation of all three of our  historic wells.  There has been cleaning , painting, weeding, trimming undertaken and  some planting  also put in place. Further planting will need to  await  winter rains.  A traditional whitewash was used giving a brilliant white finish.

Kenny’s well

Lacken well

Canal walk well

New River Nore walk signage erected

Our city’s  new signage project on the river Nore linear park is now coming to fruition.

The walks include Bishopsmeadows 2 km, Peace Park walk 0.6 km, Canal walk 1.7 km, Lacken walk 1.6 km  and also links to the Bennettsbridge walk 11km.   There are also loops and a link bridge  over the Nore at Ossory bridge. the routes are already very popular for walkers and cyclists.

One of the new signs located at Canal square.

Tree planting completed at Lacken walk

Congratulations to all who attended the tree planting  near the board walk at Lacken, walk. many hundreds of trees have been planted  including many native Irish species. the weather was damp but this made for good planting conditions with the ground soft and receptive to bare root tree slips. In particular  we thank Dan of Tree Services Ireland  who coordinated the event and whose  aim is to plant two trees for every one tree  removed!

Tea and coffee station!

Planting on a slope,

Happy dog day!

Lidl sponsors KKB Flower Bulb planting initiative.

The KKB congratulate Lidl for their major sponsorship of  our  current Kilkenny City Flower bulb  planting project with some  25,000 flower bulbs   being planted throughout our City.  A bulb for each of our citizens. these include  Daffodils, Tulips, Iris, Anemone,  Dahlias  and Crocus.

Elaine Bradshaw, Hon. Secretary, Sean Leahy, Treasurer, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful; Darren Burke, Manager, Lidl, Waterford Road, Kilkenny handing over the bulbs to Mick Dooley and Brigid Brennan, Lacken Drive Residents Association. Picture: Michael Brophy.

Darren Burke, Manager, Lidl, Waterford Road, Kilkenny and Sean Leahy, Treasurer, Keep Kilkenny Beautiful flower bulb planting. Picture: Michael Brophy.

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful…………..because it is beautiful.