WEEKLY ROUNDUP

WEEKLY ROUNDUP

MINDLESS VANDALISM Ballincollig is in a very lucky position to have several heritage areas within the town.  As a result of a joint initiative between Cork City Council and Ballincollig Tidy Towns, information signs highlight these areas. Ringfort on the Link Road is...
OCTOBER BECKONS

OCTOBER BECKONS

MUINTIR NA TIRE CORK SCHOOL GARDEN COMPETITION This competition is organised by Cork County Muintir Na Tire and sponsored by Cork County and Cork City Councils. With a prize fund of over €5,000, there is no entry fee. Closing date for this competition is Good Friday...
PUSHING FORWARD

PUSHING FORWARD

SPECIAL GATHERING Tuesday evening Ballincollig Tidy Towns held the last Work Night for 2022. There will, however, be Saturday work mornings in the coming weeks.  The commitment from our Volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday night since March has been huge. We have...
SUNSET

SUNSET

GREEN FLAGS The 2022/2023 Green Flag Awards were announced by An Taisce Environmental Education on Wednesday 14th September, 2022. These acknowledge Ireland’s best public parks and gardens. The Green Flag Awards Scheme is an international benchmarking standard for...
SHINE BRIGHT

SHINE BRIGHT

SOME OF THE WEEK’S WORK Monday morning Adrian and Gay started edging the footpaths on Old Ford Road after having sorted through the bags of collected litter from the various litter picks. This work was made easier due to the rain softening the ground and the...
AS THE SUN FADES

AS THE SUN FADES

COMPETITION NEWS Adjudication for this year’s SuperValu National Tidy Towns competition is now complete. The results will be announced in late October and the awards ceremony will be held at a later date in the RDS in Dublin.   In the past few days SuperValu National...
WHERE THERE’S LIFE…

WHERE THERE’S LIFE…

ONE STEP BEYOND Denis has done a fantastic job making the new steps in the Allotment. They are much safer than the ones that were previously there and certainly look a great deal better.   A WELCOME SIGHT It was great to see a new Volunteer litter picking on Old...
ALLOTMENT OPEN DAY

ALLOTMENT OPEN DAY

As part of Heritage Week Ballincollig 2022 an Open Day will be held at the Allotment on Saturday morning from 11.30 to 12.30.   It will give people the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes and to see the various projects in relation to biodiversity and...
PLENTY VARIETY

PLENTY VARIETY

LITTER PICK On Sunday morning there were 17 Volunteers out for the weekly litter pick. Two more were working at the Allotment.  In addition, Denis swept the stones from the footpaths at East Gate. As is usual several litter picks were carried out during the week by...