Hurricane Ophelia undertakes tree felling in Kilkenny City!

Keep Kilkenny Beautiful has been undertaking extensive tree planting through out our City over many years.

We now have to  commence the task of reviewing the damage caused by Ophelia. With many  trees still in leaf there has been some damage. A tree replacement programme will be undertake during the winter tree planting season to replace damaged trees.

A number of trees planted by KKB 15 years ago on Bennettsbridge road have been damaged.

Kilkenny city excels in the 2017 tidy towns competition

 

Again another excellent result Kilkenny city just two points behind the overall winner Birdhill and reaching a mark of 330 and increase of 5 points from 2016.

Kilkenny also retained the gold medal which has been given  to confirm excellence within our city.  Kilkenny is in the top seven in the country, congratulations to all in our city have work to achieve this great result.

Kilkenny City Adjudicators report 2017

Busy Thursday Market on the Parade

 

 

 

 

Kilkenny City and Formigine

Formigine  completed a joint Clean up  with Kilkenny Clty on the 23rd September.  As a clean up was taking place in Formigine in Italy,  in Kilkenny  Keep Kilkenny Beautiful coordinated a Joint Clean up day also.

It is proposed to have a formal twinning  next May, currently there is a friendship agreement in place.

Some of the Clean up day team commencing at Loughboy in Kilkenny.

Colourful planting on Nuncio road seen during the clean up event

New sitting  area at entrance to Kilkenny city on Waterford road with community orchard

Community apple trees are now in fruit through out our City, these trees are located along the City ring road providing  autumn colour and fruit.

 

Murals in Kilkenny

Our city has had many creative and fantastic murals. These  are generally commissioned for specific  locations by Kilkenny Co Co, local businesses and voluntary groups  and also by Keep Kilkenny Beautiful. Repairs and cleaning of important murals is also undertake as required. This work in conjunction with a “spray it over” and “clean it off” policy has meant that Kilkenny has a very low level of graffitti through out our city.

Ossory bridge mural recently completed.

Repairs to Ossory Bridge Mural being undertaken Summer 2017

Closh Summer youth Group Project “one human family”

Fantastic mural on Ossory bridge newly completed this summer. The large scale the Mural  works well with the   well used pedestrian Bridge at this location.

Bahai Youth Group  with members from all over europe worked  to Keep Kilkenny Beautiful this summer. What a great way to work with the community!

Work under way at the Closh!

New mural at Peace Park facing the river Nore. The newly completed  mural complements the colourful Peace Park wild flower planting.

Newly repaired St Mary’s Lane Duck, thank you to  Paris Texas for comissioning  the work!

 

Arts Festival in Beautiful Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Arts festival 2017  commenced in warm sunny weather. There were large crowds  attending the many street events which took place during the opening weekend.  Great colour  was to be seen and the flower displays were fantastic. Congratulations to all!

Kilkenny theatre

Music in the Rose Garden

Castle park

There were many stalls and art presentations

The Mayors walk

The Mayors walk with art displays

the Parade market

Rothe house on Parliament street with great colour.