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November & December Newsletters

CLICK HERE to view the November and December 2014 City Newsletters.


2013 Drinking Water Report

The City of Kilkenny is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2013. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. CLICK HERE to download report.


Kilkenny Library News

New Winter library hours 

Mondays 3-5:30 pm

Wednesdays 3-5:30 pm

Fridays 1-4:00 pm

Come check out our large selection of books, movies and local newspapers.


Dog Licenses Due February 1, 2014

License applications can be picked up at the First National Bank (Kilkenny Branch) or by contacting the city office.

Completed applications (one per dog), along with a copy of up to date rabies vaccinations and $5.00/per dog can be mailed to: City of Kilkenny, PO Box 135, Kilkenny, MN 56052



Brief History of Dennis Doyle

I received the following link in my inbox yesterday from a friend in Kilkenny, Ireland. This piece about Dennis Doyle, the founder of Kilkenny, MN, was written and recorded by Peter McQuillan, the President of the Archaeological Society in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Thank you Roisin for sharing this little piece with all of us.


Mayor Taaffe's Visit to Ireland

Mayor Taaffe along with Kilkenny Ireland's Mayor Seán Ó HArgáin appeared on the Late Late Show in Dublin on Friday, March 15, 2013. The Late Late Show is Ireland's most popular chat show. You can view the broadcast by clicking here: The Late Late Show They are interviewed shortly after the President of Ireland. 
Please visit our Facebook page for more pictures from Mayor Taaffe's visit. CLICK HERE to view Twinning Agreement and more photos.
Kevin Taaffe Jr, Mayor City of Kilkenny, Minnesota, USA, signing the twinning documents with Seán Ó hArgáin, Mayor of Kilkenny, in the Parade Tower. (Photo: Eoin Hennessy)


Internet Connection Slowing You Down?

Residents are encouraged to call Frontier Communications if you are noticing a slow-down in your internet connection. It's important that they note these issues at their office and hopefully they can upgrade the service in Kilkenny.

Please call Frontier at: 1 (800) 921-8101


Schedule for 2014 City of Kilkenny Council Meetings

Location: Kilkenny Community Building/Library

When: Second Monday of each month, except holidays.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

January 13, 2014;  February 10, 2014; March 10, 2014; April 7, 2014; May 12, 2014; June 9, 2014; July 14, 2014; August 11, 2014; September 8, 2014; **Tuesday October 14, 2014;  November 10, 2014; December 8, 2014


Park & Recreation Meetings

Join the Park and Recreation Committee on the 4th Monday at 7:00pm of  every month at the Kilkenny Library. The Park and Recreation Board is starting to plan events for 2014. Bring your ideas!

 Hope to see you there!



Have Photos To Share?

Have pictures to share from City of Kilkenny events? Please e-mail them to with identification of who is the photo and they will be added to the city website as well as the city Facebook page. Thank you.


Please Note: Some information is provided by the event contacts. Please confirm dates, times and event status prior to travel. Have news, events or suggestions? Please e-mail them to with identification. Thanks!