BALLINCOLLIG TIDY TOWNS POLLINATOR CORRIDOR MAP
Click the Bees on the map to follow the Ballincollig Pollinator Corridor
1 Poulavone Roundabout
A pollinator Heaven. Every plant is pollinator friendly. No Spraying. Less Cutting of the grass and 4 Areas left uncut.
2023 An additional 450 herbaceous pollinator plants to the flower beds
on the Roundabout.
2 Glendower Court
Wildflowers, Pollinator Friendly Planting, less frequent grass cutting, No Spraying
3 The Link Road
Managed Wildflower Meadow
4 Fr Sexton Park
2023: Summer Bedding removed and areas around Standard Roses re grassed
Additional pollinators planted around the Transition Stone
5 Killumney Road
Less Mowing Lots of Heathers in this area and visible signs of animal tracks
6 Killumney Road
Wildflower area and less mowing
7 Station Road
Pollinator Friendly planted Areas
8 Coláiste Choilm
9 Main Street
14 Wooden Planters with Pollinator Plants
Pollinator Friendly area. Natural Stone Wall
11 Cleburne Mews
Pollinator Friendly Bed and less frequent mowing
12 Westcliffe Flowers Bed
An exceptionally large, raised flower bed with over 3000 plants which are pollinator friendly
13 Scoil Barra - Ballincollig Community School
Pollinator Friendly planting in both School grounds
14 An Caislean Raised Bed
A Community Flower bed which is pollinator friendly
15 Coolroe Flower Bed
Pollinator Friendly Bed installed by local business and maintained by local resident
16 Coolroe Meadows
In this estate Spraying has been stopped and at the entrance to each section of the estate sections of the grass areas have been replaced with Pollinator Friendly Plants
Large Sweeping beech hedge with grass area underneath with Dandelions and cut less frequently
18 Regional Park
A Pollinator Heaven. Managed Wildflower Meadows Large grass meadows uncut planting with thought throughout the 134 acres. An amazing area
Pollinator Friendly Planted Areas and No Spraying
Raised Bed with Pollinator Friendly Planting and across the road less frequent mowing in Pairc Cul Rua
21 The White Horse
Pollinator Friendly Plants throughout all planters. Management are horticulturists
22 Old Fort Road
Two areas at rear of Castlewest left to grow naturally and will be manages over the coming year.
50 Fruit Trees planted in conjunction DC 4 Bees. Area has no pedestrian traffic and is now deemed a Biodiversity Heaven
24 BTT Allotment
Area outside allotment has a large uncut area as a Meadow. Pollinator Planting throughout the allotment
25 Coolroe Heights
An estate that has transformed its activities and is providing plenty of food for the Bees
26 Coolroe Meadows Roundabout
The Roundabout in the Centre of Coolroe Meadows was traditionally planted with summer bedding. In a joint initiative we planted 250 Herbaceous Pollinator Friendly Plants in the 4 beds on the Roundabout
27 Greenfields Entrance
The Entrance to Greenfields Estate/Coolroe Meadows is one of the most used entrances to Ballincollig. The flower bed under the Tidy Towns Sign was revamped with additional pollinator herbaceous plants
28 Westgate Foundation
We planted 5 Mini Orchards in the grounds of Westgate for their clients to enjoy along with bird boxes and swift boxes
29 Innishmore Entrance to Regional Park
Cork City Council developed a raised flower bed at the Innishmore Entrance to the Regional Park and their choice of planting is Bee Friendly and links well with the other areas on the Pollinator Corridor
30 Fionn Laoi
Fionn Laoi is an area close to the River Lee with over 33000 trees grown in a managed area with a surrounding walkway which runs beside the River Lee
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VMWARE Thursday morning Jimmy, Thomas and the excellent VMWare team did amazing work on the laneway from Ballincollig...
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WELCOME TO BALLINCOLLIG TIDY TOWNS
Ballincollig is nestled on the south bank of the river in the beautiful Lee Valley about 7 miles west of Cork City. Known to locals as ‘The Village’ Ballincollig became part of Cork City in 2019. It offers a wide and varied range of shops, services and industries for locals and visitors alike.
REGIONAL PARK BALLINCOLLIG is Ireland’s largest Industrial Heritage site covering an area of 134 acres, accommodating numerous Walkways and Trails, Playground, Skate Park, Multi-User Games Area, Pitches, Picnic Areas, and Permanent Orienteering Course (http://www.corko.net/ballincollig_poc) .
The nearby Inniscarra Reservoir is home to many clubs
National Rowing Centre (http://www.rowingireland.ie/national-rowing-centre-4/)
Inniscarra Sailing & Kayaking Club (http://corksailing.com/)
Cork Powerboat & Waterski Club (http://waterskiireland.com/)
Offers excellent bream, rudd, bream-rudd hybrid angling, having hosted a number of international competitions (http://www.fishinginireland.info/coarse/southwest/inniscarra.htm)