FREE TALK BY MARGARET GRIFFIN AT THE ORIEL HOUSE HOTEL 3RD MARCH AT 8PM ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANTING POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANTS
FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING
BEAUTY THAT IS OUR REGIONAL PARK
OUR COMPOSTING BAYS WHERE OVER 1,000 BAGS OF COLLECTED LEAVES ARE BREAKING DOWN FOR COMPOST
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POLLINATOR CONSERVATION
ONGOING WORK ON THE OLD FORT ROAD
PATH FROM BEHIND WESTGATE FOUNDATION TO COMMUNITY DRIVE
St Patrick's Day
Darkness Into Light 9th May, 2020
REFILL.IE Ballincollig is a perfect place for people walking, running or cycling. There are numerous long and short routes that are safe for people to use. Areas are well lit making night time use also safe. The one item for sure each of them will have with them...
THE KINDNESS OF OTHERS While visiting O’Crualaoi Butchers during the week, it was touching to see the extent they and their customers had gone to in support of Ballincollig Tidy Towns. There was a jar dedicated to Ballincollig Tidy Towns on their counter and it was...
BEAUTY AROUND US Daffodils can now be seen well above the ground in several places throughout Ballincollig. And the first daffodils of the season in full bloom can be seen on the Carrigrohane Road near the Poulavone Roundabout. There are so many facets...
Each dandelion head contains up to 100 individual flowers, known as florets, which contain nectar and pollen. There are 240 species of dandelion in the UK. Prof Jane Memmott said: “If dandelions were rare, people would be fighting over them. Because they’re...
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.
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)
Ballincollig Tidy Towns
Old Town, New Beginnings
Ballincollig Tidy Towns
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