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Article from The Guardian Country diary: the mother of all queen bee heroines Buff-tailed bumblebees could be considered a hero of the animal world. Photograph: Mark Cocker It was once suggested that George Orwell’s notion of a hero was a working-class...
Irish Wildlife Trust Interesting study here from the UK on certain pesticide's effects on bees. Baby bee brains develop abnormally when exposed to pesticide - study Study was carried out by researchers from the Imperial College London ...
A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT At 8pm on Tuesday last up to seventy people attended the talk at the Oriel House Hotel by Margaret Griffin of Griffins Garden Centre on the Importance of planting Pollinator Friendly Plants. The evening opened with Tom Butler of Ballincollig Tidy...
Hedge-cutting and scrub-burning prohibited from 1st March February 28, 2020 HEDGEROWSNEWS BirdWatch Ireland wishes to remind the public that, under the Wildlife Act 1976, as amended, it is prohibited to cut, burn or otherwise destroy vegetation not then...
It was with sadness that the people of Ballincollig learned of the death of Mr. Joe Kavanagh on Thursday 27th February, 2020 at the age of 105. A gentleman in every sense of the word, Mr. Kavanagh, a long-time resident of Ballincollig in Cork, died peacefully at the...
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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