Dcs for bees is an industry initiative led by HOST in Ireland to help save Ireland’s declining bee population. As part of this project BTT will be monitoring the bee activity at the orchard over the coming weeks.
There could very well be a good crop of apples in the orchard this year. Just one variety (Discovery) flowering at the moment but up to 100 blossoms on some.


This week Denis has been busy freshening up the flowerbeds in time for next week’s planting.
Our summer planters will be put in position throughout Ballincollig on Saturday morning. This is always a very exciting time of year as the town comes alive with colour.


Thursday’s first work night of the year saw our Volunteers work on the Poulavone Roundabout. They pulled the remaining weeds leaving the area ready for additional planting.
This Thursday’s work night 9 Volunteers were busy on the roundabout planting 100 hardy perennial plants of of which are pollinators. These will boost the existing plants on the Pollinator Corridor.
We are looking forward to seeing the Poulavone Roundabout looking iit’s best in the coming weeks.


Congratulations to one of our Volunteers, Kitty O’Callaghan who received an individual award from the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Colm Kelleher for her work in Tidy Towns over several decades. A number of Ballincollig Tidy Towns members were invited to attend the ceremony in the Concert Hall, City Hall last Tuesday evening.  



University College Cork will host a four-day national conference to mark the centenary of the Irish Civil War. This will run from 15th to 18th June. Taoiseach  Micheal Martin will deliver the opening address at this landmark four-day conference.
The conference is one of the key events in the State’s Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022. and is supported with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
All aspects of the Civil War including political, social, cultural, gender, military, and economic dimensions will be examined over the four days. The conference is open to everyone and admission is free.  Each day can be booked separately.
For more information and the conference programme, visit the UCC conference website – https://www.ucc.ie/en/theirishrevolution/irish-civil-war-national-conference-june-2022/.  You can also register here to attend. 


Entries are now being taken for the Pride In Our Community 2022
Enter by going to the following Link https://forms.gle/GHuX58yNJqmcjRF17
To find our more, please go to the website


Twenty Volunteers were out for the weekly litter pick on Sunday morning. Because of the large number several areas managed to be covered.
During the week several Volunteers carried out various litter picks around the town. The litter they collected was then put with Sunday’s amount.
This total was then added to the amount the UNDER 10 LGFA had collected. We are so grateful to these young people for all their hard work. They show huge community spirit.
From 18 bags of litter, when segregated there were 2 bags of cans, 2 crates of glass and 2 bags of plastic.
Four bags of green waste were collected from Beech Road and Muskerry Estate’s entrance flower-beds. Two bags of sweepings were collected from Inniscarra View.


Cork City Library are holding another free 6 week, in-person course in Python Programming for Beginners, starting Thursday 26th May, details below. This course is open to over 18s only.
Free Online Python Coding Course for Beginners Learn Python programming in a live and interactive 6-week online course for adults. No experience necessary. All you need is a laptop and internet connection!
Course starts Thursday 26 May at 6.30pm.
Spaces are limited, booking is essential.
For booking and enquiries:email reference_library@corkcity.ie