There are numerous Trails throughout the Regional Park in Ballincollig These Trails are shown on the large maps at both the Western and Eastern entrances to the Park. There are also plenty markers identifying routes outlined on the maps.
This is a joint initiative between Ballincollig Tidy Towns and Cork City Council. Both work tirelessly to make the experience memorable for thousands of weekly visitors.
BTT recently received a grant from Pobal. It has been agreed that this grant will be used to upgrade the directional signage, to update the maps and, also to add a new map board at the entrance near the Allotments and if funding allows also at the Fionn Laoi entrance.
All of these trails are available on the Sports Ireland Website https://www.sportireland.ie/outdoors/find-your-trails
The SuperValu National Tidy Towns Awards ceremony is due to take place on Friday 28th October at the RDS in Dublin. We are delighted that Ballincollig Tidy Towns has been invited to attend.
We are very excited and have fingers crossed that our marks will have improved from last year. Our Workers and Volunteers work tirelessly not alone to maintain our position but to try and improve it.
Whatever the result we are very proud of our fantastic team of Volunteers and Workers for all their efforts. We are also extremely grateful to the Ballincollig community and all the sponsors and groups for their continued support.
We could not do what we do without the fantastic support of Cork City Council both locally and in City Hall.
SHOWING HOW IT’S DONE
Ballincollig LGFA continue to lead the way. With their weekly litter pick they are showing great pride in the community.
Thanks to the U14 Girls, Cormac and the coaches for the amazing job they did last week litter picking. Your ongoing commitment is invaluable to Ballincollig Tidy Towns.
AGE FRIENDLY PUBLIC MEETING
The Age Friendly City Forum Public Meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th October 2022 at 2.00 pm in the Council Chamber, City Hall Cork. Teas and coffees will be served from 1.30 p.m.
For further information and to confirm your attendance please contact: Cork Age Friendly City Programme,
Tel: (021) 4924076, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Sunday due to the torrential rain we had to make the decision to cancel the weekly litter pick. This was disappointing because it was the second time in a month that this has happened. Despite this some of our brave Volunteers were seen litter picking throughout Ballincollig.
Next Sunday we will be back on the streets in full force and looking forward to welcoming our new Transition Year Volunteers.
Remember we meet at 11am at Quish’s Car Park West Village. New Volunteers welcome.
Autumn work continued with grass cutting on Old Fort Road and kerb edging. On Thursday 21 bags of edging from Old Fort Road and Innishmore were recycled. The difference to the kerbs is very noticeable. Fourteen bags of suckers from the trees in front Páirc Cúl Rua were also removed.
These various jobs are all part of our work in preparation for the winter and for next year.
The ‘Waterboys’ were busy during the week filling all the reservoirs.
This Saturday we will begin removing the planters from around Ballincollig. We hope to have this completed in the coming weeks. At present our winter planters are being prepared.
THE GIFT OF FLOWERS
Tesco very kindly donated a wonderful array of flowers to BTT on Thursday. These will be put to great use by those involved in looking after the Allotment. We are very grateful to Tesco for their kindness and continued support.