A huge thank you to Niall and the twenty-four U10 girls who carried out a litter pick for Tidy Towns.


On Tuesday night we had 12 volunteers on Poulavone Roundabout. We worked on the grass mulching it and preparing the external beds for planting.


Sunday morning, we had 24 Volunteers and 1 Transition Year student out for our weekly litter pick. It was a busy morning and we covered a lot of ground in that time.
During the week several volunteers carried out litter picks and all they collected was added to Sunday’s amount. In total1 bag of green, 1 of glass, 1 of plastic and 1 of cans.

Twelve bags of grass cuttings were collected from Carrigdene and 3 bags of sweepings from a low hedge on the Barry’s Road entrance to An Caislean.


As part of Ballincollig Tidy Towns continued expansion of the Pollinator Corridor, and in association with Castlewest Shopping Centre, we have recently taken over the maintenance of two pieces of ground on the Old Fort Road.
On Friday evening last these two grass areas were strimmed. Afterwards, a number of large holes were made with a special machine and wildflower seeds from Wildwork were planted.


Saturday morning bright and early 8 volunteers worked on Poulavone Roundabout cutting the grass and weeding the flowerbeds.

pics from the week:



On Thursday morning, once again, several employees from VMware were ‘giving back’ to the community. They removed 25 bags of weeds from the Poulavone roundabout. What an amazing job. The place looks fantastic. A huge thank you to you all.


Friday 20th May is World Bee Day.
The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan will be releasing three short videos on “The Basics Of Bees to celebrate World Bee Day 2022. and two new blogs, the links of which will be added on the All Irish Pollinator Plan page.
The following can be looked forward to over the coming weekend.
Friday 29th May – New video: What are pollinators? Why are they in trouble?
An introduction to the 100 different types of bee in Ireland, and why they are in trouble. 
A new blog – Providing the Evidence: an update from the Irish Pollinator Research Network
The latest news from the IPRN, an open network of pollinator researchers committed to building the evidence base for pollinator conservation and management in Ireland.
Saturday 21st May 
New video: Top Ten Ways to Help Pollinators
An overview of the top ten things you can do to help pollinators, recommended by the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.
New Blog: The joy of making your garden pollinator-friendly
All-Ireland Pollinator Plan co-founded Dr. Úna FitzPatrick talks about how to make your garden pollinator-friendly, and some of the types of bee that have been spotted in her urban garden. 
Sunday 22nd May
New Video: Recording Our Pollinators
This video will talk about how you can help us understand more about pollinators by keeping an eye on your patch.

some more pics from the week: