DAISY DAYS

DAISY DAYS

BTT KEEP CUPS Following on from the BTTs tote shopping bags and as part of our continued Sustainability efforts, we recently commissioned the Ballincollig Tidy Towns Keep Coffee Cups. The Keep Cups have many advantages evident in these links –...
SUNNY DAYS

SUNNY DAYS

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT https://www.darknessintolight.ie/ On Saturday morning 7th May, at 04.15 those walking in Ballincollig will gather at BALLINCOLLIG COMMUNITY SCHOOL in Innishmore.     COMMUNITY SPIRIT Thursday morning 3 hardworking volunteers from VMware...
MAY DAY

MAY DAY

LITTER PICK Twenty-two Volunteers gathered on Sunday morning for the weekly litter pick. There were no Transition Year students as they were on Easter holidays. We look forward to their return. . During the week several litter picks were carried out and the bags of...

THE POULAVONE ROUNDABOUT

  Ballincollig Tidy Towns Committee took the decision some months ago to leave the grass uncut on the Poulavone Roundabout until April. This was to let the bumblebees have an ample supply of food from the dandelions. Finally last Saturday morning eight of our...
UNITY AND HOPE

UNITY AND HOPE

UNITED WE STAND The sunflower (or “soniashnyk”) is Ukraine’s national flower and has been grown on its central and eastern steppes since the middle of the 18th century, cultivated for its seeds, which are eaten as a snack, or crushed into oil, a key ingredient...
HAPPY EASTER

HAPPY EASTER

Ballincollig Tidy Towns would like to wish its Volunteers, Transition Year Students and the local community a very Happy Easter.   A QUIET WEEK It has been a quiet week at the allotment. Work has been slow not only because of the weather but also due to holidays....
FULL STEAM AHEAD

FULL STEAM AHEAD

TIDY TOWNS COMPETITION LAUNCHED Ms. Heather Humphreys T.D. the Minister for Rural and Community Development, together with Mr Ian Allen Managing Director of SuperValu launched the 2022 SuperValu TidyTowns competition in Ennis earlier today. This year the competition...

CARBON FOOTPRINT

Let’s calculate your Carbon Footprint. The test takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. The questions are divided in three sections: Housing, Travel and Consumption. Read more at climatehero.me
NATURE SAFE

NATURE SAFE

Kind to nature, great for your garden Now that spring is here and our thoughts turn to tending our gardens, Ballincollig Tidy Towns wants everyone’s support to ensure Ballincollig is a SPRAY FREE town. Searching for more natural and safe products for the garden,...
GROW FAST FLOWERS FROM SEED

GROW FAST FLOWERS FROM SEED

(article taken from The Irish Garden magazine) Gardening can be an expensive business at times, especially when you’ve a large space to fill, the cost of buying plants can easily mount up. If we only look to shrubs and large plants for immediate gratification, we risk...