Sunday morning there were 20 Volunteers out for the weekly litter pick. Because of the large turnout we covered an extended area which included parts of the Regional Park. Some other Volunteers were working at the Allotment. 
Thank you to the large group who had a barbecue and refreshments and tidied everything up afterwards. They bagged everything and left the area spotless.
As is usual several litter picks were carried out during the week.
The total amount of litter collected included one bag of glass, one bag of cans and one bag of plastic.



Friday last it took the two Pats three hours to water the flowers. All the reservoirs in the window boxes, wooden planters, the Parklet and pole planters were filled. 1,330 litres of water were used. They ran out of water with only 2 window boxes to go. These they watered by hand with spare containers of water that were on board.
On Monday morning our team watered the tiered towers, the Parklet, Eastgate & Fr Sexton Park.
Monday night watering took 2 1/2 hours. All window boxes, wooden planters, poles and the Parklet were watered.
The recent rain was very welcome –  it helped replenish our water harvesting tanks.


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One of our Volunteers was busy cleaning kerbs on Old Fort Road on Sunday morning. As there were so many cars parked in this area, they were unable to complete the project and so will have to return at a later date.


Changing how we tend to the Poulavone Roundabout this year has proven very positive. This year in order to make it more bee friendly Ballincollig Tidy Towns cut the grass leaving several parts uncut to encourage the bees. This has proven to be a great success. And, together with all the wonderful pollinator plants, the place is buzzing.


Early Tuesday morning one of our Volunteers was busy cleaning the bridge from the Killumney Road to Greenfields Roundabout with wonderful results.
Later Tuesday evening two Volunteers spent time dead-heading flowers in the planters at Muskerry and Innishmore junctions.
Eleven more Volunteers were busy working on Poulavone Roundabout weeding, dead-heading, edging and others were litter picking in the area. It was a very productive work night.


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Thursday Adrian and Ger spent the morning cutting back the tree canopy over the hydrangeas at Carrigrohane. This was to hopefully help the weaker ones develop.


The new Staying Fit For the Future term will begin the week starting 26th September 2022. The September term will run for 10 weeks in total at a cost of €60 per person for the full 10 weeks. Weekly classes focus on strength, flexibility, range of movement and balance to ensure environmental factors such as steps, paths, darkness, hills etc. will not become an obstacle to everyday enjoyment of an active and healthy life.
The programme is suitable for individuals who walk independently (without a walking aid). The programme is not suitable for individuals who have had multiple falls recently or anyone recovering from a recent operation/surgery. Cork Sports Partnership have partnered with HSE PCC Physiotherapy Services Cork and HSE Health Promotion Cork to roll out this exciting programme on the week starting 26th September.
New Participants:
New participants are welcome to book via the following link –
For all other bookings please call Louise on (086) 1276 863 or Eoin on (086) 1409225 or email Further information is available at
Returning Participants:
Returning participants are welcome to book via the following link
For all other bookings please call Louise on (086) 1276 863 or call Eoin on (086)1409 225. Or email 


If someone you know is housebound due to an accident or illness Cork City Libraries can deliver to you. They can also deliver to Nursing Homes in the city area.
Email or call 021 4924900 to register. Or ask at your local cork city libraries branch if you think you or someone might benefit from this service.



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