Over twenty Volunteers were out Litter Picking in Ballincollig last Sunday. They covered the area from Carrigrohane to Classis.
During the week Volunteers were Litter Picking and they collected five bags of Litter and one bag of Glass.
Litter was also picked during the week on Maglin Road, Town Centre, Old Fort Road and the Link Road.
There were sixteen bags of Litter collected in total.


During the week, John was busy cleaning the area around the landmark Statue.
This was in preparation for the new Pollinator Friendly planting in the coming weeks
Denis spent yet another Saturday afternoon cleaning signs. This time he concentrated on the signs, etc. in Coolroe Meadows.
The results of all his hard work are excellent. Below are some before and after pictures.



Asthma Awareness Week runs from 1-8 May, 2021. This week the Asthma Society of Ireland launched their ALK supported Love Your Lungs Virtual Fundraiser as part of the Awareness Week.
Although exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle it is doubly so for people with Asthma. Exercise can help improve lung capacity and can even reduce the frequency and/or severity of Asthma symptoms.
Participants can challenge themselves to stroll 5,000 steps a day, stretch 10,000 steps a day or stride 15,000 steps a day during Asthma Awareness Week, depending on the level of fitness or chosen activity.
The fee to enter is €15. Participants can register via the link .
During Asthma Awareness Week, participants can sync their fitbit or log their steps manually on the dedicated iDonate step tracker to collectively reach the target of 10,000,000 (10 million) steps. Participants are asked to spread the word by following the email prompt to invite their friends to sign up and to support the challenge by tagging @asthmasocietyireland using the #LoveYourLungs hashtag on their social posts. A virtual race number can be downloaded and printed for free.
Anyone who is unable to walk or run due to health reasons can still log any steps and donate or they can undertake other activities to fundraise. Anyone wishing to make a donation follow the link
Tuesday evening four Volunteers from Ballincollig Tidy Towns cut the grass on the Poulavone Roundabout.
This was the first cut of the year and after a couple of hours it was looking like its old self.
Wednesday morning Anthony and John were busy strimming and cutting the grass in Coolroe and on the Old Fort Road.
This work has made a terrific difference.
The freshly cut grass from the Poulavone Roundabout was collected and put into Compost Bay 1 at the Allotment.
There were nine very large bags of grass in total.


Winter planting will be removed from the Railings and will make way for Summer planting in the coming weeks.
Ballincollig Tidy Towns for the most part, depends on the generosity of its Sponsors. Their donations allow the Volunteers to carry out projects and work necessary to keep Ballincollig looking its best.
So far, there has been a tremendous response to this year’s Sponsors Requests. The list is available on the website Sponsors Page.
It is wonderful to have the support of so many businesses and residents in Ballincollig.
And we look forward to the support of many more.
This week we are using a beautiful photograph taken by Photographer Darren Lane.
He captured this beautiful bird in the Regional Park and very kindly sent it to us.
We are using it so that more people can enjoy it.