MUINTIR NA TIRE CORK SCHOOL GARDEN COMPETITION
This competition is organised by Cork County Muintir Na Tire and sponsored by Cork County and Cork City Councils.
With a prize fund of over €5,000, there is no entry fee. Closing date for this competition is Good Friday each year.
To enter online go to https://www.muintircork.com/competitions-and=programmes/cork-school-gardens .
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Full competition details are also available from Cork County Federation Muintir na Tire at 8 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork City. Phone 021 4500688.
The competition is now open for 2022/23
Saturday morning the grass cutting on Poulavone Roundabout was completed. The uncut areas were also strimmed.
The grass in these areas will be left in place for a week and then cut and collected. We hope by next year these areas will be stronger.
The flowers on the Roundabout are still attracting plenty of bees. The varieties of flowers we chose have proven extremely successful for this purpose. We are making plans for more for the area in 2023.
On Sunday morning, we had 20 Volunteers plus 1 Transition Year Student out litter picking. Ruairi is our first TY student for the 2022/23 year and he is very welcome. We are delighted to have him on board.
A large area was covered as we had plenty of willing hands. Afterwards many gathered at The Plaza for a cuppa and chat.
From the litter collected, including all that was collected from the weekly litter picks, there was 1 bag of Glass, 1 bag of Plastic and also 1 bag of Cans.
It’s excellent to have the Ballincollig LGFA back helping us at Ballincollig Tidy Towns. They were busy litter picking the area around the Clubhouse and Powdermills last Thursday night. Our thanks to Kevin and the U16’s who were out in force with some help from two of the U8’s.
On Thursday last 22 bags of hedging were removed from Pairc Cul Rua. We also removed 10 bags of sweepings from the Allotment.
All these bags were later recycled.
On Monday night the two Pats watered for 2 3/4 hours and used 1,100 litres. All window boxes, poles, wooden planters, towers and the parklet were watered.
They then hitched up and filled all the reservoirs of the planters at Eastgate on Tuesday night. This took 500 litres.
STRONGER CHARITIES – STRONGER COMMUNITIES
A ‘Funding Roadshow Series’ is being launched by The Wheel with two separate events in Cork this October. The purpose of these events is to share insights into current and upcoming funding opportunities in the nonprofit sector.
A number of keynote speakers have been organised. They will explore the issues around funding and share their expertise. Hugh O’Reilly, The Wheel’s Director of Development, will facilitate the events.
They will run from 9.15 am to 5 pm. For Further details:
11 October, Cork City: Nano Nagle Place, South Presentation Centre Ltd., Douglas Street, Cork City https://www.wheel.ie/training/2022/10/wheels-funding-roadshow
12 October, West Cork: Brookpark Business Centre, Clonakilty Road, Dunmanway, Co. Cork https://www.wheel.ie/training/2022/10/wheels-funding-roadshow
WORK THIS WEEK
Our work this week concentrated on edging at Coolroe. Last week the wildflower bank on the Link Road was cut and this week it was raked. Twenty-nine one tonne bags were filled and taken back to the Allotment.
Eleven bags of edging were also brought to be recycled.
pics from the week: