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 –



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On 28th September 1998 the Tri Colour was lowered for the last time in Murphy Barracks Ballincollig as the Barracks Officially Closed

This project on the road to the Powdermills and the GAA club was so overgrown that it took 4 nights and approximately 150 Volunteer Hours to clean it up.

Left to right Mrs Flynn. Mrs Murphy, Mrs Fitton, MrsMcNulty, Mrs Kavanagh, Kitty O’Callaghan, Mrs Fitton
All from Fr Sexton Park

Sgt Flor Kelly and Sgt Ger Hogan with the bullet that missed them during an ambush in the Congo in 1960
Did you guess who she is?  It’s our very own Volunteer Kitty O’Callaghan and the Class of 1954

Donal O’Sullivan Michael O’Leary Paul Harrington prior to modelling at Scoil Barra’s Fashion Show

2009 Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Derry Canty being congratulated by Tom Butler BTT Chairman

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
Ballincollig Community School Transition Year Students on their Ski Trip
in 2008
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
Ballincollig Schools Hurling Team Winners Of Schools Shield  on 7th March 1933 
Names like Murphy, O’Mahony, Harrington and McCarthy appear on the list of players. Perhaps one is a relative……let us know
What a wonderful picture. The Belle of Ballincollig festivities were held in the area where Aldi is now. Great times.

The Ranges Pitch & Putt Prize Giving (Not sure of the year) at least 5 years ago

Launching the Ballincollig Tidy Towns 2013 calendar at their 14th annual awards ceremony in Oriel House Hotel on Friday night last were, from left to right, Tom Butler, Chairperson; Con O’Sullivan, Secretary; Tadhg Murphy, Treasurer, and Kieran O’Shea, Public Relations Officer.
Father and son John and Sean Buckley on the morning of Ballincollig’s St Patrick’s Day Parade 2013
Entente Florale 2013 Nieuwpoort Belgium

Scoil Barra First Communion Class Of 1990 Ms Mairead O’Brien was the teacher