Despite the shocking weather this week has been a very busy one. Our Workers have been very busy collecting leaves and tidying up for the Winter.
The Bee Boxes on Poulavone Roundabout have all been removed and put into storage for the Winter.

Adrian and John did a great job cleaning the footpath of leaves from Maxol to Coolroe Heights.



2 bags of leaves were collected from S. Oliver’s Cemetery.
10 bags of leaves collected from Leesdale Court.
26 bags leaves were collected from Aylsbury.
We also collected 6 one-ton bags from the cycle path and footpath opposite Colaiste Choilm.
Adrian and John collected 4 one-ton bags of leaves from the footpath at Maxol to Coolroe Heights.
6 bags of leaves were collected from Beech Park.
10 bags were collected from Maglin.
4 bags from Leo Murphy.
5 one-ton bags from Fr Sexton Park.
And well done to the residents of Greenfields where we collected 22 one-ton bags.




During the week two of our volunteers worked on replanting the Parklet. Unfortunately, they found a number of the plants had been eaten. On investigating further, they found that the area was full of vine weevil grubs. All the compost had to be emptied and disposed of. Fresh compost will now be used and this section of the Parklet be replanted in the coming weeks.

The top section was planted. This will certainly brighten up the Main Street.




Sunday morning 24 Volunteers together with 2 Transition Year Students gathered for our weekly Sunday morning Litter Pick. Two of our Volunteers spent an hour clearing leaves from the footpath and cycle lane near Colaiste Choilm. Because of all the rain the leaves are proving dangerous for people walking and cycling.
We were delighted to welcome our newest volunteer, Mary who joined us for the first time on Sunday.
Some of our Volunteers emptied the Parklet to prepare for winter planting.
Despite the constant rain, our Volunteers carried out litter picks during the week. A total of 17 bags of litter were collected and when segregated yielded 1 bag of Cans.
We collected 1 bag of green waste and 1 bag of rubbish from Aylsbury.




The Community and Voluntary Energy Support Scheme (CVESS) provides for a once-off payment to eligible charities and community voluntary sector organisations for their energy costs for 2022.
The online application portal for this scheme opened on Monday 21 November 2022 and is now live.
For more info and to apply please see:





Loneliness is a hidden problem that can, when lasting over prolonged periods, have serious impact on our mental and physical health. If we can find new ways to identify loneliness, we can build better supports for people when it is most needed.
Looking for volunteers 65 years or older—
Applied Social Studies are carrying out a study to see if everyday technologies can identify loneliness. Two applications will be installed on the volunteer’s smartphone and they will need to wear a fitness tracker for 3 weeks. They will be asked to visit those running the study in the Western Gateway building at the beginning and end of the study.
A person doesn’t need to feel lonely to participate!! They can keep the fitness tracker after the study if completed. All input will be treated with utmost confidentiality and it will be anonymised.
This study is funded as part of the ENABLE programme on smart communities of the Science Foundation Ireland funded Connect Centre for Future Networks.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact the names below to provide more information:  
Ramin Soleimani 0860132634
Dr Evi Zafeiridi— EZafeiridi@ucc.ie



some pics from the week: