Ballincollig Tidy Towns

Old Town, New Beginnings

Regional Park

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Ballincollig

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Weekly Newsletter Friday 25th January, 2019

  SUNDAY LITTER PICK Last Sunday saw twenty nine Volunteers out for the weekly litter pick. It was a lovely fine  morning and most of the usual areas were covered. Twelve bags of refuse, four of which were segregated for recycling, were collected. Two...

Weekly Newsletter Friday 18th January, 2019

SUNDAY LITTER PICK Last Sunday was our second Sunday litter pick of  2019 and we had a lovely dry morning. With thirty five Volunteers turning out we were able to cover more ground than usual and get to some places we had not picked in a while. Among the thirty...

Weekly Newsletter Friday 11th January, 2019

    SUNDAY LITTER PICK Sunday 6th January was the first Sunday Litter Pick of 2019.There were thirty people out which included nine Transition Year students. All the usual routes were covered along with a pick outside our boundary on the approach road. There...

FORSHAME……..

                                             THESE ARE THE DISGUSTING SIGHTS THAT GREETED THE NEW YEAR AT THE RECYCLING BINS IN THE HEART OF...

2017 Garden Competitions Enter Now

The 2017 Garden Competitions  Entry form is available to download here:  Download 2017 Garden Competitions Entry Form We are extremely pleased the Ballincollig Credit Union is once again our sponsor for this very important category. Over the last number of...

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.

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)

Our Mission

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.

Our Main Sponsors

Quish’s SuperValu
O'Donovan Agri Group
CastleWest Cork shopping centre
Ballincollig Credit Union
Cork County Council

Ballincollig Tidy Towns

Old Town, New Beginnings

Ballincollig Tidy Towns

42 Coolroe Heights Greenfield Ballincollig Co. Cork P31 YP92

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Silver Medal Winner

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