Congratulations to all St Kieran’s Crescent residents assisted by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful who undertook a clean up and spring clean of their estate. Good weather allowed for a lot of work of work be undertaken. Green waste from edge trimming and weeding was all taken for composting, three shopping trolleys were returned to the supermarket. A litter collection also took place.
Congratulations to St. Canice’s Credit Union for supporting the Tidy Towns effort. This year they are main sponsors of the KKB Annual Awards 2016 which will take place in October 2016.
Kilkenny is looking even more beautiful. Last Thursday evening KKB joined volunteers including many from the The Butts area to do a clean up around The Butts and St. Canice’s Church area. The area has been so well maintained that everyone arrived back before the hour was up as there was so little rubbish. THIS is the result that KKB is looking for! Well done to all involved.
KKB Working Together, Winning Together.
February saw the completion of the first phase of the restoration and biodiversity project taking place at St Maul’s Graveyard. It overlooks the river Nore and has many historic graves. The work of initial cutting and cleaning has been completed. Further work will follow to include improving access. There is an extensive area of trees with good cover for wild life.
The Historic St Mary’s Church graveyard was officially opened to the public by our Mayor on the 1st June 2012.
A detailed conservation plan for the graveyard was completed in 2003. The opening of the graveyard is a step in the overall conservation plan for the Church and Graveyard. The church was founded some time before 1205 within the historic core of Kilkenny City.
There will be tours of the graveyard available through out the summer 2012.