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)

About Us

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.

5th Gold For Ballincollig

Failte Ireland Mid West and South West Region TidyTowns Awards Ceremony at The Woodstock Hotel Ennis in association with The Department of the Environment, Community and Lovcal Government and SupValu.
GOLD Medals, L-R Niall O’Callaghan, SuperValu, Tom Butler, Ballincollig Co Cork and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development.Pic Arthur Ellis.

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Ballincollig Tidy Towns was awarded 2nd Place in The Best Eco Friendly Project in the 2016 Pride in Our Community Awards. The Award was given for our Water Harvesting Project

Muintir na Tire Award

Ballincollig Tidy Towns was awarded 2nd Place in The Best Eco Friendly Project in the 2016 Pride in Our Community Awards. The Award was given for our Water Harvesting Project

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Garret Kelleher Ballincollig Tidy Towns presenting Emer Cassidy Manager and the Staff of AIB Ballincollig with the 2016 Overall Business Front Award

AIB Ballincollig

Garret Kelleher Ballincollig Tidy Towns presenting Emer Cassidy Manager and the Staff of AIB Ballincollig with the 2016 Overall Business Front Award

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2016 Schools Competition Photos

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The Oriel House Hotel – BTT

Our sincere thanks to the Oriel House Hotel for inviting the Committee and Volunteers from BTT to the Hotel for Drinks and Food last night in recognition of Ballincollig being awarded Ireland’s Best Kept Large Urban Centre in the 2016 Ireland’s Best...
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Our Main Sponsors

5th Gold For Ballincollig

Failte Ireland Mid West and South West Region TidyTowns Awards Ceremony at The Woodstock Hotel Ennis in association with The Department of the Environment, Community and Lovcal Government and SupValu.
GOLD Medals, L-R Niall O’Callaghan, SuperValu, Tom Butler, Ballincollig Co Cork and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development.Pic Arthur Ellis.

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Muintir na Tire Award

Ballincollig Tidy Towns was awarded 2nd Place in The Best Eco Friendly Project in the 2016 Pride in Our Community Awards. The Award was given for our Water Harvesting Project

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AIB Ballincollig

Garret Kelleher Ballincollig Tidy Towns presenting Emer Cassidy Manager and the Staff of AIB Ballincollig with the 2016 Overall Business Front Award

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Silver medal winner Entente Florale

Entente Florale