Kilkenny city centre has a rich medieval heritage consisting of a network of streets, laneways and public spaces, city walls, historic buildings and nine architectural conservation areas. There is also a green infrastructure that includes the River Nore and its tributaries, parks, trees and trails. Much of the work of the Local Association is concerned with monitoring developments here through the planning process and ensuring that adaptations for modern use protect its character, historic structure and biodiversity. In pre-Covid times we regularly had nature walks that addressed biodiversity loss in the rural landscape and held lectures on heritage issues. We have over 30 local members and an active committee of six. Our service to the local community is providing a voice for the natural and build heritage in local planning and contributing to education in this field.

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