Kilkenny City has a wealth of wildlife species, habitats and green infrastructure - a very important resource for residents and visitors alike. The River Nore, and its tributaries the Breagagh and Pococke, kingfishers, otters, salmon, meadows, woodlands and marshes all co-exist in our busy medieval city.
Kilkenny Local Authorities, in partnership with the Kilkenny Heritage Forum and the Heritage Council, has surveyed and mapped all of the habitats and green infrastructure in Kilkenny City.
An aerial view of Kilkenny City showing the wealth of green infrastructure. Courtesy Ian Doyle, Heritage Council.
Green Infrastructure can include parks, open spaces, rivers, farmland, playing fields, woodlands, allotments and private gardens which surround and intersperse our towns and villages. It is a network of interconnected green spaces and waterways that conserve biodiversity and provide ecosystem and quality of life services to people.
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Children's Guide to Wildlife in Kilkenny
This child friendly guide contains interesting information on some of the easy to find plants, animals and habitats in Kilkenny, along with a map of the best places to see wildlife in the City. Click here to find out more.