Ballincollig Tidy Towns is always looking for new members to join for the weekly Litter Pick on Sunday mornings for one hour.
We gather at 11am and everyone gets an area to go work on. Afterwards we gather for a cuppa and chat.
Why not come out for one Sunday and give it a try.
We would love to see you.


Thursday’s work night last week saw 9 Volunteers return to the area between Carrigrohane and Poulavone. Two Volunteers cleaned around the traffic islands at Carrigrohane, three more cleaned the kerbs on the area outside the Old Post Office while the remainder cleaned the kerbs on the opposite side of the road.


On Sunday morning we had 26 Volunteers out from early morning for the weekly Sunday morning Litter Pick.

Pat collected 17 bags of General Litter, 1 bag of Green Waste from dead heading, 1 bag of Plastic and 1 bag of Cans.

Afterwards we met up for coffee and chat at The Plaza.
The gathered bags were taken to our Allotment on Monday where they were segregated.



On Monday morning Tommy, Sunday and Gay were busy clearing back the weeds from the kerbs of the footpath leading from Carrigrohane to the Model Farm Road. They gained at least 1 foot of footpath after this was completed.

On Tuesday Tommy, Wayne and John were out early clearing overhanging briars and weeds on the Inniscarra Road. The result makes it much safer for the many pedestrians who use this footpath daily.

Tommy and Sunday continued work on the laneway from Ballincollig Community School to the rear of Westgate Foundation. They completed about half of this and intend to complete it in the coming days and work up the steps.
Eleven plastic bags were filled with Weeds and Cuttings between both jobs.
Some great work was done tidying up around the hydrangeas on the Carrigrohane Road.

John & Sunday did a good job on Thursday across the road from Coláiste Choilm. Meanwhile Wayne was busy in Coolroe Meadows removing weeds.



Nine Volunteers tidied up the flowerbed at the end of the large car park behind Quish’s SuperValu for Tuesday’s Work Night. After much hard work 7 large bags of weeds and bindweed were removed. There is still work to be done here and we will be returning to complete it in the coming weeks. The remainder of the Volunteers were litter picking and cleaning around the kerbs on Main Street.



Storm Betty very kindly filled our water harvesting tanks as she hit our shores last Friday. On Monday our teams were out watering.
The main team used 1,000 litres and took 2.5 hours. All window boxes, the tiered towers, the parklet and the pole planters were watered.

The second team used 500 litres on the planters at Eastgate.



Tom and VMWare staff gave their time on Thursday morning to do their bit once again for the community. The green area, where Church Hill meets the Carrigrohane Road, was weeded and edged. The place looks so much better now.



Newmarket’s first Autumn Alzheimer Café is Thursday 7th September 11am-1pm. Amy Murphy Dementia Advisor with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will be speaking about ‘Living well with dementia’.
Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served and it will be an opportunity to share experiences in an informal setting. It will take place in The Culturlann, Newmarket P51 D854.
To register phone or text Margaret on 086 025 5205.



Glasslyn Vets is hosting its annual Free Puppy Party in their Bandon clinic this coming Saturday between 2pm and 4pm!
Prize of a hamper for the cutest puppy! More prizes on the day.
Why not drop by with the kids for some facepainting, snacks and puppy cuddling while your pup has a free puppy health check, nail clip and a fun grooming experience!
Goodie bags for all pups that include toys, treats, information pamphlets, poop bags, puppy pads and more.
To join call (023) 884 1404 or click
All puppies need to be under 1 year old and fully vaccinated, including Kennel Cough.
Hope to see you there.




‘Creating a Dementia Inclusive Generation’ Transition Year Programme in collaboration with the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre has been created by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
It aims to educate teenagers about dementia and to reduce stigma. An E-learning programme it contains five modules of self-directed learning on the Moodle platform.
These include: Growing Older; The Brain; Brain Health; What is Dementia; Perceptions of Dementia.
The Project is an official Challenge Partner with An Gaisce The President’s Award.

For more information go to 


The Dementia Carers Campaign Network supported by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland have created the DemTalks, Our Stories, Our Voices podcast.
This podcast series covers topics that are important to members of this group.
To listen to go to



Simply contact one of Cork City Partnership’s Outreach Officers – Michael O’Donnell 083 3604611 or Michelle Keane 083 3719456.



Living in Cork City and currently job seeking? You may be eligible for a place on a FREE safepass Training course on Thursday, 31st August . 
For more information, call Cork City Partnership on 021 4302310 or email





September 14th: Women and Imprisonment in Cork 
(Booking is essential) (Not Suitable for younger audiences ) Roundtable discussion with Donna Rose, Maureen Considine and Rachael Andrews exploring the history of women and incarceration in Cork. 
September 21st: Life in the Roman World. 
An Evening exploring the Roman world with living history group, Romans Ireland VEX LEG VIII AVG. 
September 28th: Cork Life: From Viking to Victorian. 
A night of living history demonstrations and displays exploring aspects of what life was like during some periods from Cork’s historic past. 
All events are on Thursdays from 5 – 9 pm unless stated otherwise. Please see for more info. 



Looking for something different? New members are always welcome to join Blackpool Library Bookclub!
The next meeting will be on Saturday the 26 August at 2.00 pm.
The two books being discussed at the next meeting will be “The Outside Boy” by Jeanine Cummins and “Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy” by Serhii Plokhy, and people can choose to read either or both of these books. They are both available to collect and borrow at the adult library desk in Blackpool Library.



Be sure to check out the Holly Bough exhibition on your next visit to the City Library, Grand Parade.
The Holly Bough has been a Cork tradition for 125 years offering entertainment throughout the festive season. The exhibition features highlights from the original issues stored in the Local Studies and Learning department.
Back issues of the Holly Bough can be viewed online free of charge in any public library.



Take a trip Down Memory Lane at Mayfield Library!
Join Linda Kenny, Alf McCarthy and David O’Sullivan for a magical morning of music, memories and stories from days gone by on Wednesday 6 September at 11.00 am.
This popular trio will be sure to entertain and evoke the buds of nostalgia in a light-hearted, enjoyable session.
All are very welcome but get there early as seating is limited!