Valuable is the work they do, Outstanding in how they always come through, Loyal, sincere and full of good cheer, Untiring in their efforts throughout the year. Notable are the contributions they make, Trustworthy in every project they take, Eager to reach their every goal, Effective in the way they fulfil their role. Ready with smiles like shining stars, Special and wonderful that’s what you all are (anonymous)




In every community there are those who give freely of their time so that the place in which they live becomes the best it can be. Ballincollig is no exception and the Ballincollig Tidy Towns Volunteers are some of the most dedicated people around. 

Every week throughout the year, volunteers can be seen working daily to improve the town. The range of jobs they do is wide and varied. Over many years the work they have done has resulted in Ballincollig winning several awards in their category in the SuperValu National Tidy Towns Competition as well as other competitions. Each year the results awarded have improved and Ballincollig has become one of the most sought after areas in which to live.

While working together many special friendships have been formed and the Volunteers have several opportunities to relax and chat over weekly coffee in The Oriel House Hotel as well as get togethers throughout the year. This group has become a very important part of Ballincollig and it is key to the town’s growth going forward.

We, as a community, could never begin to thank this wonderful group of Volunteers for their dedication and selflessness in caring for this beautiful town.