City Wall
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The area between Superquinn/Market Cross and the only major section of the medieval city wall is treated with neglect by the [corporation] city, the county, Market Cross, Superquinn, and the landlord property owners of the apartments located above.

The Byzantine [confusion of ownership] and responsibility leaves the environs of one of Kilkenny's most important [heritage] sites covered with graffiti and spit.

The gards can't to anything (or so they seem to think -- they walk past on James' Street, never through the area.) The gards don't do anything. The administration at CBS doesn't do anything. The parents missed their chance. And now beginsthenew school year. There are no rubbish bins for the fast-food and/or drink waste... becauese presumably, the lads arenot meant to be here anyhow. In August of 2008, I noticed an older-middle-aged couple viewing the mosoleum that is attached to the wall, and marvelling at it. They were obviously tourists from the Continent, and speaking with tones of a Northern-European language. The reason that I noticed them, and that their appearance remains in my memory, is because in my five years of living above this area, I have never seen a foreign tourist who'd been attracted by this area more than they were disgusted, intimidated, or otherwise repelled by its awful condition. Fromfile lateaug08.html see 26aug08 == fromfile byzantine The area between Superquinn/Market Cross and the only major section of the medieval city wall is treated with neglect by the [corporation] city, the county, Market Cross, Superquinn, and the landlord property owners of the apartments located above. The Byzantine [confusion of ownership] and responsibility leaves one of Kilkenny's most important [heritage] ... ... The gards can't to anything (or so they seem to think -- they walk past on James' Street, never through the area.) And now begins the new school year. There are no rubbish bins for the fast-food and/or drink waste... becauese presumably, the lads arenot meant to be here anyhow. == fromfile lateaug08.html The byzantine ambiguity of ownership leaves every interested party with an excuse to not spend money or time. . There is not one place between the Christian Brothers' School and the far end of "Smoker's Lane" -- as the youth call it -- where the lads could put rubbish, even if they didn't want to leave it on the ground. Nobody wants to take responsibility (spend money/time) on property that is notstrictly their responsibility. That's natural. But theeffect is a disaster. Admittedly litter, graffiti and neglect ... == fromfile 26aug08