Last Saturday a walk as part of Tree Week took place in the Regional Park Ballincollig. We were very grateful to Karen Loxton from Wildwork who gave a very interesting and informative talk on significant trees. The walk was well attended and was a great success.


Sunday morning 21 Volunteers together with 1 Transition Year student spent an hour doing the weekly litter pick in brilliant sunshine.
As usual several Volunteers also carried out litter picks during the week. When all the gathered litter was combined with Sunday’s efforts it yielded one bag of plastic and one bag of cans.
One bag of litter was collected in the Old Quarter by the Residents.


Monday morning Adrian sorted through the bags of litter collected and got a further 2 bags of plastic, 1 bag of cans and 1 crate of glass.  
In the afternoon he was busy emptying the Cig/Gum Bins on Main Street.
John was busy turning the compost in compost bay 1 at the allotment. He added all the grass collected from Saturday’s work on the Killumney Road.
Edging on the Killumney Road was done on Wednesday morning.
When one side was cut Adrian gathered the cuttings. They were bagged and left for collection to be recycled in the allotment. The other side of the road will also be cut and edged and this will then be collected and taken to the allotment.



The newest addition to Ballincollig Tidy Towns was unveiled on Monday. It is our new Watering Unit. This will assist in watering the many planters in the town including the newest planters that will be in place this year.



The annual Waste Prevention Grant Scheme has been launched by Cork City Council. It is calling on schools and community and voluntary groups to apply for funding of up to €1,000 per project under the scheme.
The grant is funded by the Community, Culture and Placemaking Directorate of Cork City Council as part of its Waste Prevention Programme and its commitments under the Southern Region Waste Management Plan.
The scheme is for Cork City groups to implement waste prevention, re-use and repair initiatives in their local communities and to encourage partnership between local businesses, schools, charities and community and voluntary groups.
Application forms are available to download from www.corkcity.ie or by e-mail request to environmentCCP@corkcity.ie.  Closing date for receipt of applications – Wednesday 27th April 2022.


More nappies were dumped on Barry’s Road opposite Myler Industrial Estate on Wednesday morning. This is the third time in just over a week. Absolutely disgusting. We have alerted the Litter Warden and the relevant authorities and action will be taken to find the culprit and put a stop to this.


The Ballincollig Winter Festival 2022 is due to take place next week from April 7th to 10th.
 Full details are on https://whitehorse.ie/wintermusicfestival/
Thursday 7th April 
Trad Music with Hugh Kennedy & Friends (Free event)
The White Horse Guitar Club – Sold Out
Friday 8th April 
Trad Music with Méabh O’Hare & Caoimhín Valley  6pm (Free event)
Songs for Sheena – Fundraiser 8:30pm (Eventbrite)  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/294766603847
Trad Music with The Ceili All-Stars  9:30 pm  (Free Event)
Saturday 9th April
I am a Little Boat – Kids Event (11am & 12:30pm  (Eventbrite) https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/298385839077
Interpretations 3:30pm (Eventbrite) https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/298309641167
Trad Music with Oisín Morrison, Tommie & Blaithín Cunniffe  6:30pm  (Free Event)
Steve Cooney and Cormac Begley  8:30pm (Eventbrite)  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/298325729287
Trad Music with Nigel Grufferty & Friends  10pm  (Free Event)
Sunday 10th April
Irish Guitar Workshop with Steve Cooney  12:30pm (Eventbrite) https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/309256734217
White Horse Gospel Choir  3pm  (Free Event)
Trad Music with Aidan Coffey & Friends  6:30pm  (Free Event)
An Hour of Story Telling with Dick Beamish & Paddy O’Brien 4pm (Free Event)
Matt Molloy, John Carty, Louise & Michelle Mulchay & Caoimhín O Fearghail  8:30pm (Eventbrite)  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/298337364087
For further details contact Miriam on 087 9517574



The first grass cutting of 2022 was carried out on the Killumney Road on Saturday morning. Six Volunteers gathered to work on this project and 7 one-ton bags of grass were collected. The green waste was then taken to the compost bay at the allotment for recycling.


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