Ballincollig Tidy Towns

Old Town, New Beginnings

Regional Park

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Ballincollig

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FEED THE BUMBLEBEES

Choosing pollen-rich flowers for our gardens will help provide much-needed  food for our bumblebees and other pollinating insects. These pollinating insects are in decline with one third of the 99 bee species at risk of extinction. There are many pollinator  friendly plants to choose from and they will make for beautiful colourful gardens.

Sunday Weekly Litter Pick

Despite the rain, thirty three Volunteers including six Transition Year students took to the streets last Sunday for the weekly litter pick. Most of the usual areas were covered and twelve bags in total were collected.

Weekly News for week ending 8th February, 2019

Welcome to the new look Ballincollig Tidy Towns Weekly News!! We hope the Ballincollig community will enjoy the changes in the coming weeks. Feel free to send us information on any work you are doing to improve your garden and/or estate so that we may give you a...

Ballincollig Tidy Towns Weekly News Friday 1st February 2019

SUNDAY LITTER PICK

Last Sunday, January 27th, we had twenty six Volunteers out around Ballincollig for our weekly litter pick.  The day was dry and fresh. Great progress was made and we completed the litter pick having covered most of our usual routes.  After all the collections were done we counted twelve bags in total with three of those being segregated for recycling.

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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