Rothe House Garden and KKB – open garden day

Saturday May 28th : Presentation at Bee friendly Rothe House garden  1pm-3pm.    There will also be the identification  of bee/pollinator  friendly plants. All are welcome.  Entry to the Gardens is free  to all on the day.  Arranged by KKB and Rothe House gardens.

We also welcome Tanguy de Toulgoët   a bee keeper to explain the art of bee keeping. He uses a French system using a  vertical divisible hive. The small boxes suits very well the size of the bee cluster especially during the winter. It is a great hive to keep bees naturally. They organise their nest in their own way and the surplus honey is harvested (if any) around August. The honey is stored in the higher boxes. The honey will be pressed or can be eaten in the comb. A full box is always left for the bees for the winter.

Rothe house gardens

Rothe house gardens

City Court house quarter development reaches completion

Kilkenny City authorities and the OPW are to be complemented on  the major renovation works undertaken  at Kilkenny courthouse located on Parliament st Kilkenny.  A New public space has been completed in the city core as part of the works diagonally opposite  the historic Rothe house. The building was originally the  13th-century Grace’s Castle, which was given to city in 1568.  It  then  became the County Gaol,  continuing  to serve as a  gaol until the 18th century, when it was converted to  courthouse use. This use continues up to the present day.