A QUIET WEEK

A QUIET WEEK

SCOUT AND ABOUT Ballincollig Scouts Alan, Liam, Luke Maxium and Cormac are currently working towards achieving their Chief Scouts award. So, despite the heavy rain it was lovely to welcome them on Thursday evening when they joined two  Volunteers from Ballincollig...
LOOKING AHEAD

LOOKING AHEAD

OH ELLEN WHAT HAVE YOU DONE Although we have been extremely happy with our planters this year, we have had a number of casualties due to wind and believe it or not, drowning. The drownings occurred when the overflow hole in the reservoir got blocked and the water...

COMPETITION TIME

As part of our Ballincollig, Open for Business campaign, we are giving local shoppers a chance to win one of two €500 Ballincollig Shopping Blitzes. We will be giving away €500 this week and next and it couldn’t be easier for people to win. All you have to do is...
HOW TO HELP BIODIVERSITY IN OUR OWN GARDEN

HOW TO HELP BIODIVERSITY IN OUR OWN GARDEN

Last week I came across a booklet by Juanita Browne introducing ways we can help biodiversity in our own garden. It is beautifully illustrated by Barry Reynolds. The following is a summary from part of this booklet. The coronavirus has changed all our lives and many...
WINDS OF CHANGE

WINDS OF CHANGE

CANCELLED Following a direction from the Diocese of Cork and Ross that Church Gate Collections are not permitted in any churches in the Diocese at present, Ballincollig Tidy Towns annual Church Gate Collection will not now go ahead.   Like so many other charitable...
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

WATERING During the past week there was plenty of rainfall and as a result our harvest tanks are now almost full. The Waterboys’ lives were made easier due to the level of rain that fell as most of their weekly jobs were taken care of. Watering took eleven hours in...
beautifulLee RIVER EVENT

beautifulLee RIVER EVENT

Last Saturday almost 30 people gathered in the far eastern edge of the Regional Park for the second beautifulLee River Event. The name was chosen to try to encourage people to take care of and enjoy the beautiful river on our doorstep. The group collected litter, drew...