Preparations are being made to welcome Prince Charles to Kilkenny City. No doubt Kilkenny Castle and the wonderful Castle Park will be on his tour. The Parade looks fantastic and the weekly farmers market will be in full swing during the visit on Thursday to our City.
Kilkenny leads again as a wonderful place to visit!
The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe were selected by the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA), as a recommendation to Japanese visitors of wonderful places to visit in Europe. Kilkenny City looks forward to welcoming all our visitors.
Congratulations also to the following beautiful towns and villages selected through out Europe!
CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO, PROCIDA,
SETENIL DE LAS BODEGAS, SPAIN
MARIANSKE-LAZNE, CZECH REPUBLIC
QUEDLINBURG, BERNKASTEL-KUES, GERMANY
SAINT-CIRG-LAPOPIE, RIQUEWIHR, FRANCE
GURA HUMORULUI, ROMANIA
Kilkenny City and Keep Kilkenny Beautiful were very pleased to recently welcome visitors to our beautiful city from Athlone Tidy Towns committee and Athlone Municipal District.
President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to visit Kilkenny
The excitement is building in the medieval city of Kilkenny as the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful committee (KKB) , Kilkenny County Council and local residents prepare to welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins on Saturday 6thJune. During his visit The President will unveil a plaque to celebrate the city’s victory in the National SuperValuTidyTowns Competition 2014.
The celebrations will kick off in Kilkenny Castle Park at 11am with entertainment provided by St Patrick’s Brass Band. The President is due to arrive at 11.30. He will meet members of the KKB committee, local residents, community representatives, delegates from Kilkenny County Council and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Everyone in our City is invited to attend Kilkenny’s Day of Celebration.
Speaking on the run up to the President’s visit Peter Bluett, Chairman of KKB expressed his satisfaction at the success of Kilkenny City. He noted that receiving the National Award was hard won and victory in the Competition was therefore even sweeter and to be savoured.
This is the second time that Kilkenny has won the overall title; the last time was in 1985. Since then the drive and determination to keep the community flourishing has remained constant. In 2014, Kilkenny scooped an impressive five awards including: National Award Winner, Irelands Tidiest Large Urban Centre Award, a Gold Medal Award, the South East Regional Award and a Best in County Award.
Speaking about the visit, Mr John Mulholland, Acting Chief Executive of Kilkenny County Council noted that Kilkenny’s ongoing success in Tidy Towns is the result of great community collaboration and great team work – just like Kilkenny hurling! The overall National Tidy Towns Award is testament to the selfless efforts of the ‘Keep Kilkenny Beautiful’ Committee supported by the investment of substantial resources by Kilkenny County Council.”
For further information on the Presidential visit to Kilkenny on the 6th June click here
Why not come to visit Kilkenny City during our Medieval Week. there are lots of events. Further information at Kilkenny Medieval week.
It was reported today that president Obama may visit Kilkenny during his official visit to Ireland in May 2011. On behalf of Kilkenny City the Keep kilkenny Beautiful Committee look forward to extending a warm welcome to President Obama.
Work is already underway in preparing Kilkenny for the 2011 National tidy Towns Competition. In 2010 kilkenny achieved a gold medal and was also awarded the title of Best large urban centre in the country.
A tomb in the historic St Canice’s Cathedral has the remains of Bishop John Kearney (c.1742–1813), who was Mr Obama’s great-great-great-granduncle. He became provost of Trinity College Dublin in 1799 and was bishop of Ossory 1806-1813. His home in Kilkenny was the historic Bishops palace which is located adjacent to the cathedral and still in use to day by the Heritage council.
New year greetings for 2011 from the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee!
We celebrate the success of Kilkenny City, Gold medal winner and also National winner for large urban centre in the National Tidy Towns Competition 2010.
The KKB have many projects and enhancements planned for Kilkenny in 2011.
Come and explore our City of Kilkenny in 2011. We look forward to your visit!
Chairman Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Committee