One of our Volunteers spent a huge amount of time over last weekend spreading 10 tonnes of bark mulch on the outside beds and centre bed of Poulavone Roundabout. All his hard work in the heat, although tough going, was well worth the effort.
Our choice of pollinator plants has certainly won the bees over. There has never been so many buzzing around.


What a wonderful morning. We had 27 Volunteers and 1 Transition Year student out for the Sunday litter pick.
Pat collected 15 bags of Litter, 2 bags of Cans, 1 bag of Plastic and 1 bag of Glass. There is a noticeable decline in the amount of Litter being discarded throughout all areas in the past few months. This is very positive. When the litter was sorted on Monday and all recyclables were removed the number of bags were significantly reduced.
A bag of Green Waste was collected from Leo Murphy Terrace and 2 bags of Green Waste were collected from the Muskerry Estate entrance.


On Monday morning 2 tonne bags of bark mulch were delivered to Coolroe Meadows and to the bed in front of Westcliffe. 
Adrian, Gay and Tomas spread the mulch over the flower beds to help keep the weeds down and the moisture in. We still have a long way to go on the Westcliffe Bed.
Tuesday the lads tackled the base of the wall from The Oriel House Hotel and the Muskerry Junction. Afterwards they moved onto Station Road and did the same thing. This work has made a huge difference.
On Thursday morning Adrian and Thomas removed suckers from the trees along Coolroe Meadows. This was also done at the entrance to Muskerry Estate.



Tuesday evening there were 17 Volunteers out for the work night. While some were litter picking others were cleaning kerbs. However, the majority were putting the planters on the railings. In totall 36 planter boxes were filled with 106 individual planters.
Ballincollig is looking bloomin lovely!




Last Thursday 20 VM Ware staff joined us as part of their ‘Give Back to the Community Initiative’. Working closely with Ger the group cleaned around the base of the Hydrangeas from Carrigrohane to Poulavone. A great result from a fantastic team.
This Thursday 5 VM Ware staff and our Volunteer Ger spent the morning weeding & spreading compost around the newly planted fruit trees in the mini orchard behind Tesco.
Once again, a great morning’s work.


Denis continued removing Graffiti around the community as soon as it appears trying to keep on top of it. So disappointing to see this appearing around Ballincollig.

Sadly, this is the state of the footpath outside one licensed premises in Ballincollig. Would someone please take some time to clean it up when they see it like this.


After being repaired and repainted some of our workers filled the Parklet with our own compost and plants on Wednesday evening. The plants are mainly Pollinator Friendly. We have also added some other plants to bring extra colour to this popular special feature on Main Street.


Cork County Council Road Safety Promotion Section are researching content for a Senior Road Safety Educational Programme.
They are asking members to complete the Road Safety Promotion Survey.
Road Safety Promotion Age Friendly Poll
The closing date for completion of the survey is June 14th 2023. 


The upcoming Keep Well, Keep Movin’ Health Festival for older adults takes place in the Neptune Stadium, Cork, Eircode T23 HK30 on Monday 12th June. 
This is a FREE event, but you do need to register in advance by phone or email (all details on the posters).
Those who attended the Keep Well, Keep Movin’ Health festival held in Midleton earlier this year said it was a really wonderful event; with great speakers and plenty of information stands in attendance on the day.
People may benefit from attending this event.