See below all the winners from the Special Awards and Best Estates category from this year's KKB awards held in Springhill Court Hotel.
The ‘Private Gardens’ categories in this year’s competition was was cancelled due to the hose pipe ban over the summer, and the requirement to save water in the unprecedented extreme drought conditions.
The private gardens aspect will return in 2019.
Hidden gems 2018
Fragola Cafe, William Street:
‘For providing character and colour on William street’;
Lynch Family, Kennyswell Road:
‘For special effort in providing a colourful display and care of adjacent green space which is prominent seen from the Butts roundabout and bridge’.
Kilkenny street of the year 2018
Heroes in our Community Award
Kilkenny Aqua Canoe Club; Nore Dragon Paddlers; Kilkenny Lion’s Club; Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club; State Street Bank.
Fitzpatrick Perpetual Shield for Community Effort
War Memorial, Peace Park.
The Brendan Lawless Memorial Award
Famine Memorial McDonagh Junction.
RESIDENTIAL ESTATE HIGHLY COMMENDED
St Patrick’s Parish (Area A):
Larchfield Court ;
Cedarwood Close / Loughboy Park / Cedarwood Drive/ Cedarwood Avenue/ Cedarwood Crescent;
St Patrick’s Parish (Area B):
St Fiacre’s Place.
St John’ Parish (Area A):
Glendine Heights/ Glendine Court;
St John’s Parish (Area B):
Bishop Birch Place;
St Canice’s Parish:
Parkview/Park View Drive;
Talbot’s Grove /Talbot’s Gate;
St Mary’s Parish:
College court/Old Callan Road;
Fr Murphy Square;
BEST OVERALL RESIDENTIAL ESTATES 2018
Joint runners-up (Smaller Residential Estates 2018: Ashurst; and Rose Hill Court;
Smaller Residential Estate Overall Winner 2018: De La Salle Place.
Joint runners-up (Larger Residential Estates 2018: Lakeside; and Sycamores – Aylesbury.
Larger Residential Estate Overall Winner 2018: Dukesmeadows.