Keep Kilkenny Beautiful: Elaine Bradshaw wins Hall of Fame award

Frank Blanche and Catherine Seaver receive 'Heroes in our Community' awards also

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews


Keep Kilkenny Beautiful Awards 2017

Elaine Bradshaw is presented with her award by KKB chairman Peter Bluett

The biggest cheer of the night at the Keep Kilkenny Beautiful awards night, which took place earlier in the week, was when Elaine Bradshaw was announced as the winner of the 2017 Hall of Fame award.

The awards took place in Langton’s Ballroom, with St Canice’s Credit Union the main sponsor. KKB Chairman Peter Bluett presented here with her well-deserved award.

Ms Bradshaw, who is also a former golfing champion and keen angler, has worked tirelessly in various roles with KKB over the years. She has been a force for positive change in the city, ever-willing to volunteer and help in the effort to make this place - her community - a nicer place to live for all.

There is no doubting the role she has played in the many successes Kilkenny has enjoyed in the national Tidy Towns competition.

“I used to call yourself and Margaret Tynan ‘the terrible twins’ - and we think of Margaret Tynan tonight,” said MC George Candler, as he congratulated her.

Frank Blanche (regular clean ups in the Loughboy area) and Cathleen Seaver (regular clean ups in the Waterford Road area) were also both honoured with the ‘Heroes in our Community’ award.

For more on the awards, and all the pictures, see this week's Kilkenny People.