Newsletter 31 May 2024

Attention Ballincollig Community

The countdown has begun! With the esteemed judges for the 2024 Tidy Towns competition arriving  very soon, it’s all hands on deck! 🧹🌺

We’re calling on every shop, school  club, café, and home to join forces in a grand clean-up! 🧹✨ Let’s scrub, sweep, and de-weed our way to impress! Last year, Ballincollig set the bar high as Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre, and we’re determined to keep up the legacy! 🍀

Want to be part of the transformation? Team up with our Tidy Towns heroes every Tuesday and Thursday (weather permitting) for project nights. Check our website for the nitty-gritty details. Together, let’s make Ballincollig sparkle! 🌻🌺


Clean Air Workshop

Birthday Lady

On Sunday morning 22 volunteers who were out for our Weekly Litter Pick as well as a group of Beaver Scouts. In total Pat collected 12 bags of litter which were from Sunday and also during the week. The Beavers Carried out a litter pick in the Regional Park and got a further bag of litter plus other waste materials.

Following the work we adjourned to The Plaza for a cuppa. We had organised a surprise Birthday Cake for our famous volunteer Kitty whose birthday was on Monday. Thanks to Kitty we all enjoyed some birthday cake. Congratulations to Kitty.

Coolroe Meadows Greenfields

Busy Beavers

On Sunday morning Ballincollig Beavers were very busy carrying out their Community Project as part of their work towards their Chief Scout Award. Under the guidance of their leader Cillian they did an amazing job of found a lot more just normal litter. They filled a wheelbarrow with rubbish as well as their normal litter. They did an amazing job.

World Bee Day
World Bee Day

BBA Networking at Noon

On Tuesday we were very pleased to join Mr Ivan McCutcheon of Cork City Local Enterprise Office as guest speakers at the Ballincollig Business Association at their Spring Networking at Noon event in The Oriel House Hotel. The theme of this event was Sustainability for Business. Our Chairperson Tom Butler spoke about how the business community can make a positive difference and contribution and Ivan advised of the very positive support their Team can offer. On a packed agenda 4 local businesses were given an opportunity to tell  people about their business and 4 monthly awards were presented to local business. A fantastic event.

Darkness into Light
Darkness into Light

No Mow May

On Monday morning Gay and his team were busy cutting as No Mow May comes to an end. Because of the constant rain the work was hard but didn’t look as well as usual.

Field of Dreams

Allotment in Bloom

Nature is amazing and watching the cycle of growth in our allotment is so rewarding and inspiring. We are seeing lots of apples in our DCs for Bees Mini Orchard and our plants are blooming and bringing lots of colour to the area and plenty of pollinators.

Sustainability in Action

There is a bench!!

On Wednesday Ger Sunday, Tom and Kieth started their morning by cutting the grass around the bed and the bench on the Killumney Road at the rear of An Caislean. Our No Mow May in this area was incredible and now it’s more presentable and clear for people to enjoy .

Solitary Bee Posts

Planters Phase 1

On Tuesday night we had a very organised Team putting the Railing Planters in place at the Muskerry, Innishmore and Inniscarra Junctions. It was military precision in the way everything fell into place.

Worknights continue

Estates busy planting

This week we are aware that Cranford Pines and Coolroe Meadows residents were busy planting around their estate nameplates. If there are more we would love to hear from you.

Weekly Litter pick

Cork City Community Newsletter

Wednesday 22th May 2024

To open the Newsletter click HERE

Cork City Centre Spaces

Space for Everyone

To open the brochure click HERE


Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire Weekly News

To open the Newsletter click HERE