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4th Annual Half-Way to St. Paddy's Day


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Saturday, September 17th, 2016



2016 Newsletters and Meeting Agendas

CLICK HERE to view the City Newsletters.

CLICK HERE to view the Meeting Agendas.

CLICK HERE to download Election Judge Application


Schedule for 2016 City Council Meetings

​Location: Kilkenny Community Building/Library
​When: Second Monday of each month, except holidays.
​Time: 7:00 p.m.


Administration/Council Updates

Effective as of February 1, 2016
Kilkenny City Office Hours:

Tuesday: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

New City Clerk/Administrator is Tanya Heinen.

Tanya will be at the office to accept water payments, dog licenses applications and for general questions.

At the December 2015 council meeting, the council appointed Luke Wetzel to fulfill the remainder of former councilmember Jennifer Holicky’s term. This year is an election year and the council will have 4 spots up for
election, that are currently held by councilmembers Terry Ferch, Rex Bull, Luke Wetzel and Mayor Kevin Taaffe, Jr. Watch the newsletter in coming months for updates on the election process as well as when filing will open up for these elected positions.


2016 Dog License Application

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

Good for the 2016 Calendar Year.



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, 2014. 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

Hours for September through May are as follows:

Monday: 3pm to 5pm.
Wednesday: 3pm to 5pm.
Friday: 3pm to 5pm.

1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month: 11am to 1pm.

Library Fun Days are every 3rd Saturday from noon until 1 pm. This event is FREE to ALL area children ages 2 to 10.


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



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.


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