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