Ballincollig Tidy Towns

Old Town, New Beginnings

Regional Park

Volunteers

Ballincollig

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News

TEN YEARS ON

Ballincollig St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrated it's Tenth Birthday yesterday with a large turnout of both participants and spectators. The theme for this year was 'Celebration' and, although the day was chilly, it remained dry. Many people of all ages enjoyed the...

TIDY TOWNS WEEKLY NEWS FROM BALLINCOLLIG

  Twenty three Volunteers plus four Transition Year students were out on the streets for the weekly Sunday Litter Pick. They collected twenty bags of refuse, six of which were for recycling.  Some of our Volunteers did daily litter picks around the Main...

REGIONAL PARK EXTENSION IN BALLINCOLLIG

The following is an article that appeared in the Echo recently with regard to the intended extension to Ballincollig's Regional Park. Two bridges and new paths are planned and the proposed new route will run through the Gunpowder Mills.    The...

Ballincollig Tidy Towns News

  Sunday Litter Pick Last Sunday, due to the very heavy rain, the weekly litter pick was cancelled. Thankfully, this rarely happens and although the pick was called off, a couple of our Volunteers still went out on Main Street and collected four bags of...

TROPHY ON TOUR

Our Business Liaison Officer John Buckley recently took the SuperValu National Tidy Towns National Tidiest Large Urban Centre Trophy on tour to some of our local businesses and sponsors of Ballincollig Tidy Towns.The feedback was excellent and we hope to...

PRUNING TIME

The first of the pruning began this week. Some of the trees in The Old Square were pruned and given a tidy up. We intend replacing two trees in the coming weeks that were previously damaged in a storm. When the planned work is completed, it will add...

Welcome to Ballincollig Tidy Towns

Where are we?

About 7 miles west of Cork City, in the beautiful Lee Valley, Ballincollig nestles on the south bank of the river, on the main route from Cork to Kerry.

Ballincollig Today

Those of us who live here always refer to Ballincollig as “The Village”, an indication that, as a town, we have managed to retain our identity, even though we are almost a suburb of Cork City. The largest industries in Ballincollig are IT related, EMC and VMWare, but you can find a full range of industries, services and shops here. While not noted as a Tourist Town, Ballincollig has much to offer the visitor. You can explore the Regional Park, Ireland’s largest Industrial Heritage site, containing a skate park, pitches, a multi-user games area and a permanent orienteering course (http://www.corko.net/ballincollig_poc) in about 140 acres of mature woodland. You might also like to stroll on one of the Ballincollig Gunpowder Trails (http://www.corkcoco.ie/co/pdf/828779554.pdf). The nearby Inniscarra Reservoir is home to the National Rowing Centre (http://www.rowingireland.ie/national-rowing-centre-4/), the Inniscarra Sailing & Kayaking Club (http://corksailing.com/), the Cork Powerboat & Waterski Club (http://waterskiireland.com/) and offers excellent bream, rudd, bream-rudd hybrid angling, having hosted a number of international competitions (http://www.fishinginireland.info/coarse/southwest/inniscarra.htm)

Our Mission

The Tidy Towns movement (http://www.tidytowns.ie/welcome.php) is not all about collecting rubbish and planting colourful summer bedding. We hope this site will give you some insight into the work of our 70+ volunteers and the Trojan work they undertake in order to achieve 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in the National Competition over the past 8 years.

Our Main Sponsors

Quish’s SuperValu
O'Donovan Agri Group
CastleWest Cork shopping centre
Ballincollig Credit Union
Cork County Council

Ballincollig Tidy Towns

Old Town, New Beginnings

Ballincollig Tidy Towns

42 Coolroe Heights Greenfield Ballincollig Co. Cork P31 YP92

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