Carbon neutral society to the fore as students present art exhibition with recycled material at City Hall

OVERALL WINNER……A delighted Alexander Gray poses with Mayor David Fitzgerald after being awarded first place at the Carbon Neutral Art competition at city hall

Photos: Kilkenny Observer Newspaper

The council chambers at Kilkenny’s city hall has seen many events over the years. It has hosted many dignitaries, paid tribute to many great people and has been the venue to promote many great causes.

Last week, was yet another great occasion, when the room at The Tholsel was transformed into an art exhibition space.

Hosted by Kilkenny County Council, ‘The Carbon Neutral Art Competition’ brought teachers, family and friends together to experience artwork and models of some of the city’s best known buildings.

Kilkenny Castle, St Canice’s Cathedral, Kennyswell, Nowlan Park and Graces Castle were just some of the work on display.

Speaking at the event, Denis Malone Director of Services, Kilkenny County Council, paid special tribute to all involved and said that all of us, students and adults, had a part to play in a Carbon Neutral society.

It was all part of competition to create a Kilkenny landmark using recycled materials.

Mayor David Fitzgerald said that the students had put an enormous effort into their individual projects and he thanked them and their teachers for producing such great work.

Cllr Fitzgerald said that it was very important that Kilkenny was part of The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance which aims to help cities take action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become carbon neutral by 2050 or earlier.

Last week, the mayor invited local children into City Hall to present them with prizes after they took part in a competition to create a Kilkenny landmark using recycled materials.

Certificates were presented to all schools who participated while first prize was awarded to Alexander Gray for his depiction of City Hall.

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