Let’s not spoil our great outdoors!

KILKENNY Tourism has welcomed the Government’s announcement that outdoor attractions can re-open at the end of the month.
But their announcement has come amid concerns raised about large crowds of people gathering in the City’s Castle Park and leaving litter strewn all over the hugely popular amenity.
There were also reports of littering at other beauty spots across the county and of people dumping rubbish at overcrowding banks and nelsewhere.
The leader of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Andrew McGuinness, hit out at litterbugs who had “no respect” for our outdoor amenities.
Cllr McGuinness said: “The Castle Park is a great amenity. We are lucky to have such a gem in the heart of the city. It’s a shame to see a small minority with no respect for it.”
After months beset lockdowns, many of Kilkenny’s best loved family attractions will start to re-open from Monday, April 26.
A spokesperson for county’s tourism body told Kilkenny Observer: “People can soon travel anywhere in their county and enjoy some of Kilkenny’s best loved amenities. From outdoors activities and authentic experiences to family and couple orientated get-aways Kilkenny has so much #MoretoExplore this summer.”

Our next edition will carry a special report on what Kilkenny has to offer in the great outdoors

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