April 21, 2024

Two ‘hills’ come out on top at Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Awards

TWO estates, just off the Ring Road, were the big winners at the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Awards 2019.

Rose Hill, just off the Kells Road, was named as the best overall larger residential estate in Kilkenny, while Gallows Hill, off the Bennettsbridge Road, won the best overall smaller residential estate in Kilkenny.

Patrick Street was awarded Kilkenny street of the year.

The winners were announced at the award show in Springhill Court Hotel on Tuesday evening.

A full list of winners is as follows:

Best commercial floral display winner – Hotel Kilkenny

Most improved commercial premises winner  – The Hungry Moose, John Street

Best shop front winner – Brennan’s Bottling Store, Walkin Street

Best shop signage winner – Food For Life, Kieran Street

Best Kilkenny hospitality award – Hibernian Hotel, Patrick Street

Best Commercial Centre winner – Kilkenny Retail & Business Park

Award for evening premises display – Bridie’s, 72 John Street

Entrepreneur awards – Kilkenny Boat Tours and Kilkenny Segway  Tours

Special Awards – Hidden gems 2019

  • Mary’s Daycare centre & residential units, Gaol Road/ Haughney Green
  • Fushia House, Waterford Road
  • Joanna McLoughlin, Magdalen Court
  • 38 Abbey Square
  • Mary Jo Gilligan, Tilbury Place
  • Joe Carton & Niamh O’Donoghue, John’s Quay
  • McDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
  • Mother of Fair Love School, James Street

Kilkenny street of the year  2019 – Patrick Street

Special award 2019 – Simon Walton

Heroes in our Community Award – Men’s Shed  – Good Shepherd Centre

Fitzpatrick Perpetual Shield for Community Effort  – Home Rule Club

The Brendan Lawless Memorial Award – Gardening Staff  lead by Katherine Keoghan of  Kilkenny County Council

Private Gardens Overall Winner 2019 – Liam McCormack,  Greenfields Court

Best overall smaller residential estate in Kilkenny 2019 -Gallow’s Hill

Best overall larger residential estate in Kilkenny  2019 – Rose Hill

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