Bishopstown and District Lions Club recently very kindly donated an Automated External Defibrillator to Ballincollig.
This latest one has been installed and is located at The Maxol Service Station on the Western side of Ballincollig.
In total there are nine AEDs throughout Ballincollig.
It is important that we know exactly where these are located as some are located inside buildings.
Besides the one located at the Maxol Service Station, there is one outside Optimal Chiropractic on Station Road and one outside Sheehan Physiotherapy Exchange House near Boots Pharmacy on Main Street.
The AEDs located inside buildings are at
Castlewest Shopping Centre;
Ballincollig Rugby Club in Classis;
Ballincollig GAA Club in The Powdermills;
The Church of St Mary and St John on Station Road;
The Church of Christ Our Light in Innishmore and
Ballincollig Library on Station Road.
To gain access to the three outside 24hr Defibrillators contact 999/112 and the operator will give you the access code. 
Instructions for use can be seen on the cabinets.
This week Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. and Mr. Ian Allen Managing Director of SuperValu have officially launched the SuperValu TidyTowns competition for 2021.
Although the Pandemic and subsequent lockdowns put a stop to the majority of the Tidy Towns Volunteers’ work, they still managed to remain positive and optimistic. During total lockdown, Volunteers were stood down and practically all work was halted. However, litter picking continued in many places. As lockdown restrictions eased, the scope of the work has expanded providing communities with hope of better times to come.
Now that restrictions are continuing to be lifted the country is making an effort to get back to normal. With the launching of the Tidy Towns , the Tidy Towns groups and Volunteers are determined to get stuck in and once again work to bring their areas forward.
The competition this year will be delivered in a different format to previous years. The adjudication process will be conducted remotely in an attempt to keep the health and wellbeing of Adjudicators and Volunteers to the forefront.
Entry to the competition will be done electronically.
Closing date for the competition will be Friday July 2nd, 2021.
Adrian spent two days cleaning the steps and path that leads from behind Westgate to Community Drive.
A fantastic job was done.


Despite the heavy rain of last Sunday morning, there were over twenty Volunteers and one Transition Year Student out for the weekly Litter Pick.  
It was disappointing to see so much litter on Main Street especially from fast food outlets.
Thirteen bags of Litter were collected in total.  
The area from Carrigrohane to Classis was covered.
The Volunteers who were out litter picking during the week collected four bags of Litter, one bag of Cans, one bag of Plastic and one bag of Glass in total.
One bag of Green Waste was collected from Leo Murphy Tce.;
Six bags were collected from Carrigdene;
Five bags from Rosewood and six bags from An Caislean.
The Leecourt Residents had a clean-up and four bags of Kerbside Cleaning and Litter were collected together with one bag of Recycling.
Thank you to the Residents Associations for their efforts.
BTT does not have an issue collecting bags as a result of work being carried out by Residents cleaning their Estates. However, members will not collect bags they feel are from private gardens.
This week the flowerbeds around Transition Stone in Fr. Sexton Park got a makeover. The earth was freshened up by using compressed air.
The beds were also planted up.
Ballincollig will welcome some much-needed colour this weekend.
The Volunteers will put the Planters out on the Railings and on the Poles throughout the town.
Some bags of Green Waste were collected after the work done by Residents of Park Road / Holly Road in Muskerry Estate. As with all the Green Waste we collect each week from the various Estates, it is all put into the Bay at the Allotment for recycling.
Midweek, Anthony carried out some strimming in Fr. Sexton Park. Adrian was busy emptying the Cigarette / Gum Bins around town.
Both Anthony and Adrian collected several bags of Green Waste from the work being carried out in Pairc Cul Rua and An Caislean. The majority of this was recycled at the Allotment.
4-14 June 2021
With events on water, on land and on your screen, Cork Harbour Festival presents a packed programme. This year the festival and event organisers should be proud, as they are offering twenty-eight activities that festival goers can participate in around Cork City and Harbour as well as fifteen online events.
The festival is now in its seventh year. Uniting heritage, outdoor activities, culture, water sports, conversation and conservation through its common theme – celebrating Cork’s connection with the water, its harbour and river. 
Cork Harbour Festival is organised by Meitheal Mara, the community boatyard, training centre and charity located in the heart of Cork City. Sponsored by Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Port of Cork and Failte Ireland the festival is made possible with the help of over 30 Event Partners and many volunteers.
Festival Manager, Joya Kuin, said they are excited to be one of the first festivals in Cork and very likely in Ireland hosting activities that people can physically participate in again.  All the current government guidelines will of course be observed. 
The festival organisers are encouraging everyone to get outside and re-discover the hugely enjoyable activities that are in and around the harbour, from heritage trails to creative experiences and sailing lessons to kayaking trips.
Then, through live virtual talks you can learn about the fascinating history of the harbour from the comfort of your own home and hear about inspiring people and their love of the sea.
Festival goers can literally dive into Cork Harbour at the “Try A Diver Event”.  A coastal wildlife tour at Cobh or Crosshaven will appeal to any age. Why not try powerboating, kayaking or sailing from spectacular hidden gems like East Ferry or lose yourself in a guided kayaking experience on a sunset river tour of Cork City with Atlantic Sea Kayaking.
With family orienteering, birdwatching and cycling, the festival offers a large variety of opportunities for those who want to explore the beautiful harbour woodlands and wetlands.
Cork Harbour Festival also acknowledges the creative life of the harbour with poetry and song, visual art and sound art. Visit Sample-Studio’s Oileán exhibition. It explores what it means to an island nation in these uncertain times. Build your own boat when you pick up an origami pack from Crawford Art Gallery.
Join Meitheal Mara on your screens for a conversation with two inspirational women with an appetite for pushing physical extremes. Reporter Lorna Siggins talks to swimmer Nuala Moore, and kayaker, cyclist and oarswoman Karen Weekes. They discuss motivations, ambitions, and fears. All three women have circumnavigated Ireland at different times – Lorna by sail. Nuala by swimming in a relay team and Karen in a single kayak.
From the very popular Lunchtime Lecture Series with UCC and Nano Nagle Place to a virtual live tour of Spike Island there are many other online talks and events to enjoy in this year’s festival.
With two different audio trails, explore Cork City through your smartphone. Find out about the Marina with Cllr Kieran McCarthy’s heritage trail, or discover the stories and songs hidden in the trees and bricks of our city spaces with A City and A Garden presented by Sounds from a Safe Harbour with Body & Soul.
Also virtual is the flagship Ocean to City race. Spectators can follow the many participants across the world as they challenge themselves with the Ocean to City #fivemilesfromhome. Follow their progress on the festival’s social media feeds and live Instagram broadcast.
As part of a very special event, Cork School of Music’s sound installation “Notes to a Star” will be encoded by the team at MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory and beamed to a distant exoplanet and its parent star, Bran and Tuiren, arriving there in 2033.
The full festival programme of events can be seen at Pre-booking is essential for all physical events with a maximum 15-person capacity for organized events, in line with current guidelines.
For more information contact