THE CAMERA NEVER LIES
Darren Lane and Terry Hume, two local photographers, very kindly spent time capturing Ballincollig’s wonderful floral displays for us. As a result of their talent and kindness, the colours and beauty seen through their lenses are now ours to share and enjoy.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns is indebted to both for their work. We have attached some for everyone to enjoy and will add more to the website in the coming days.
A FITTING TRIBUTE
An original and beautiful idea was recently put in place in an area of the Regional Park Ballincollig.
‘Pat’s Little Free Library’ was installed in honour of Mr. Pat Meany by his loving family. Pat Meany who sadly passed away last year, was a teacher in Colaiste Choilm for fifteen years. He was a voracious reader and book lover and was always keen to encourage others to read. He loved to visit the Park where he would sit and read for hours.
Last weekend, Pat’s wife Mary and daughters Natasha and Sharon stocked this little library with some wonderful books. These are for people to read and enjoy. Since then, people of all ages have been making use of this wonderful gem.
It is a fitting tribute and a unique way to honour a wonderful man.
This week over two days, Cllr. Colm Kelleher, Lord Mayor of Cork officially launched eight recently installed City Parklets.
In September 2020, a number of local businesses and community associations were selected to take part in the National Transport Authority-funded scheme “Parklet Partners”.
The Parklets are designed by Siobhán Keogh Design and built by Benchspace Cork. Although they are planted and maintained by the “Parklet Partners”, funding for their upkeep is administered by the City Council. It is hoped that the majority if not all the plants be Pollinator Friendly.
The following Parklets were those officially launched in the two days:
Cook Street (Partner: Il Padrino restaurant)
South Mall (Partners: The Imperial Hotel and Cork Zero Waste)
Union Quay (Partner: Three Little Piggies Deli)
Sullivan’s Quay (Partners: The Quay Co-op, Creativity & Change – MTU Crawford and Green Spaces for Health)
Wandesford Quay (Partners: Lavit Gallery, Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and Wandesford Quay CLG)
Ballincollig Main Street (Partners: Bitesize Café and Ballincollig Tidy Towns)
Douglas Main Street (Partners: Okura Japanese Cuisine and Douglas Tidy Towns)
Glanmire – Crestfield Shopping Centre (Partners: Crestfield Shopping Centre, Glanmire Area Community Association, Ryan’s Supervalu and TUS Community Employment Schemes)