Welcome to IMAGES OF BALLINCOLLIG PAST

 

The idea for this page is to create a collection of images of times past for everyone to enjoy. Pictures that will awaken memories and start conversations. Also, those that will highlight the many changes that have occurred in Ballincollig through the decades.  If you have photographs of people, shops, buildings, streets, clubs, groups, occasions etc. through the years, it doesn’t matter whether the photographs are black and white or colour, email them all to us at –

imagesofballincolligpast@gmail.com

 

Include as much information as possible

 

       

Main Street…..a sight we don’t see anymore  in Ballincollig

CCC Workers reclaiming footpaths on the Link Road in 2005. Wow! see how much footpath was reclaimed. MD O’Shea & Sons under construction in the background
 

An Caislean under construction in 2005

 
Mc Dermott’s Shell Service Station at Eastgate. Across the road is the vacant site before ALDI was developed

The Corner House which was previously The West End and was then developed into a Branch of the Ulster Bank. This building is now vacant 
 

 
Beech Road Residents:
Beech Road won the Lena Down Memorial Trophy in 2007 for the Best Kept Estate. Residents from Beech Road with the Trophy and County Mayor Cllr Derry Canty and Minister Batt O’Keeffe T.D

 
BTT Volunteers 2008 
A group of Ballincollig Tidy Towns Volunteers. Eleven years on, Many of these people are still volunteers today

Public Building Winner 2007 
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Derry Canty presenting Fr George O’Mahony PP with the prize for Best Public Building in 2007 with Geraldine Drohan Ballincollig Tidy Towns 

Pub Front Winner 2007
Mary O’Mahony (RIP) Ballincollig Business Association presenting Joan Stevenson of Mary O’Connell’s Bar with the Best Pub Front Prize for 2007 with Kieran O’Shea Ballincollig Tidy Towns
 

 
Front Garden Winner 2007. 
Ms Peg Bolton being presented with her prize for the Overall Best Front Garden by Minister Batt O’Keeffe T.D. Also included is Angela O’Rourke (RIP) from Ballincollig Credit Union(Sponsor of the Gardens Competitions) and Brendan Murphy Ballincollig Tidy Towns

 

 
Commercial Industrial Property Winner 2007
Mary O’Mahony (RIP) Ballincollig Business Association presenting the Overall Winner of the Commercial /Industrial Category to O’Flynn Construction for Barrack Square 

 

Poulavone Roundabout in 2007. Very different to how it looks today
 

 
Gary O’Brien  
Gary O’Brien was with members of Ballincollig Youth Club doing a Litter pick in Castlepark as part of National Spring Clean in 2007

 
26th June 1965 Ballincollig Tidy Towns was officially started by a fantastic team of people . The minutes book written in magnificent handwriting recorded all of the meetings and decisions taken and a glimpse of times past
We got together to celebrate 50 years of Ballincollig Tidy Towns
 

Main Street in 2004. The construction site is where McCarthy and McCarthy Solictor’s office are now located 

Heading west from the centre of Ballincollig In 2003. You can see there’s lot of rubbish- a sight we don’t see today 

Awards Night 2000.  Young helpers. The Collins Brothers (Paul, Stephen, Ronan and Jason) and David and Kara Butler. 

Train ride home after Tom Butler and Tadgh Murphy of Ballincollig Tidy Towns, collected a Landscape Award for Poulavone Roundabout  from the National Tidy Towns Awards in The Mansion House Dublin.
Seems like the excitement was too much for one 😉
 

Ballincollig Tidy Towns Volunteers 2012

Ger McSweeney meeting Mickey Harte at the Oriel House Hotel

White Horse Golf Society Outing to Blarney Golf Resort

Ballincollig by pass under construction 2002

A young Mags and John McKenna enjoying one of the many Open Days in Murphy Barracks Ballincollig. This photo was taken on 9th September 1994. It was Artillery Day. The 50th Anniversary of Murphy Barracks.

These Open Days were great for Bringing the community together 

Picture courtesy of Mags McKenna

Tom Butler presenting Joe Sheehan with his Prize in The Garden Competitions at Ballincollig Tidy Towns Awards Ceremony in Ballincollig Rugby Club in 2001

 

Gunpowder Mills. Aerial View

In 2000 Ballincollig Tidy Towns Committee consisted of 5 people namely Tadg Murphy, Con O’Sullivan, Tom Butler, Brendan Murphy and Brian Hughes. Also included in picture are Minister Michael Martin and Cllr. Derry Canty.
For many years these five kept things moving forward

Ballincollig Barracks Royal Artillery Group 1912

11th Hussars Ballincollig Barracks 1885

Ballincollig Around 2000 – Finbarr O’Connell

Ballincollig 1960’s – Examiner Photos

Ballincollig Barracks 1930’s – Examiner Photos

A selection of photos at Ballincollig Tidy Towns Awards Ceremony in Ballincollig Rugby Club in 2001. Sadly some of those pictured are no longer with us.

2001 Tidy Towns Awards Night in Ballincollig Rugby Club Selection of social and prizewinners. 

 
Selection of Photos from The White Horse Golf Society outing to Waterrock Golf Club in 2006
 

Photos from The White Horse Golf Society Presidents Prize in 2007. President that year was Derry Canty.

In 2007 we started doing Work Days on Saturday afternoons because some of the projects were so big. These were taken cleaning up what is now home to Sonas and the Mens Shed

Awards Ceremony 2008

Bronze Medal Winner 2007

Beech Road Winners 2007

Murphy Barracks

Murphy Barracks from behind the wall looking at Pike Corner

Murphy Barracks Main Entrance from Main Street

The last day the public were allowed into the Barracks before it became a construction site

Murphy Barracks

Looking from inside the Barracks to Main Street

Barrack Square

Barrack Square as it was