Eight names make the shortlist for Kilkenny City's new bridge

Public have an opportunity to comment

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews



Eight names make the shortlist for Kilkenny City's new bridge

The new Central Access Scheme bridge.

Eight names have been shortlisted for the new bridge in Kilkenny City, which is to open early next month.

Kilkenny County Council received 90 submissions regarding the naming, with 67 different names suggested during the public consultation process in February of this year. They have now been considered by the council’s ‘Naming of Infrastructure’ committee, and the following shortlist has been produced:

Berkeley Bridge; Cathedral Bridge; Chancellors Bridge; Edmond Smithwick Bridge; Edmund Rice Bridge; William Marshall Bridge; St Francis Bridge; and Strongbow’s Bridge.

Kilkenny County Council will select the ‘most appropriate’ name using the criteria in its naming and commemorative memorial policy (available from the council’s website).

Members of the public are now invited to comment, if they wish, on the above list. Comments should be in on or before 5pm on Friday, April 27 – sent to Tim Butler, Director of Services, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny.

Click here to vote in our poll on the bridge.