What is Ballinora Community Association?

The Association is a not for profit limited company that was established in 2012 after a parish wide survey was conducted and 8 action items were identified.  We continue to seek volunteers to assist with implementing our 8 point action plan. The actions identified are outlined below:

2017 Action Plan:

Waterfall Tidy Towns

  • Parish clean up
  • Planting of flowers and shrubs
  • Railway Feature
  • Tidy Railway Bridge
  • Seek funds.

Set up Ballinora Tidy Towns

  • Plant flowers and shrubs in Ballinora Village & B'Cross
  • Repair fence at Curraheen.
  • Bowling
  • Social events
  • Refurbish port-a-cabin
  • Clear Corbally Graveyard

Children's play area

50 seat meeting room1

  • Erect Interpretative Board and Stone Signs in Ballinora Village and at Jimmys Cross
  • Refurbish the well at Ballinora Cross


  • Six Road Safety Risks identified - follow up with Co Engineer
  • Increase numbers on Text Alert system
  • Erect Community Alert road signs
  • Install smoke alarms & motion-activated lighting in homes
  • Promote property register
  • Increase input to Ballinora News
  • Refresh website
  • Community Weekend


Ballinora Community Association has been awarded funding to undertake improvements works during 2017 that will have a sustainable and visible impact on the Ballinora/Waterfall Area.

People living in Ballinora rightly take tremendous pride in their parish. This Pride of Place has been a strong uniting factor - bringing people together through many voluntary organisations and tackling a range of challenges facing the local community.

Volunteers in recent years have been very active and successful in providing playing pitches and other amenities for the youth of the parish, developing 2 heritage trails, constructing a new national school, refurbishing the Church of St James, participating in the annual Tidy Towns competition and much more. See our website – ballinora.com for more information

The villages of Ballinora and Waterfall are two focal points for our rural community. The proposed projects will enhance both villages and the surrounding countryside and help conserve and improve the local environment, heritage and amenities.

The focus of the improvements will include:

  • exposing and cleaning the stone on the railway bridge in Waterfall,
  • installing solar operated lighting on the bridge,
  • enhancing the natural habitat by landscaping large areas and planting shrubs and flowers,
  • erecting an interpretative sign in Ballinora,
  • improving road surfaces, drainage and parking areas.
  • erecting hanging baskets, installing half barrels with flowers
  • improving signage on roads leading to both villages.
  • installing seating
  • Improving the appearance of Ballinora Cross and Jimmy's Cross

A sculpture is also being considered to commemorate the West Cork Railway line that ran through the parish from the Viaduct on the Bandon Road to the Tunnel at Ballinhassig.

In addition, Corbally Famine Graveyard will be cleaned and further improvements are planned for Inniskenny Graveyard with the erection of an interpretive sign and seating.

An information meeting will be held in the GAA Hall on April 25 at 8.00pm

Starting at 11.30 am, pre 1997 cars, tractors and bikes will assemble in Ballinora Village behind the church. Tea and scones on arrival. Car run to Kinsale and local tractor run.

The Tommy Drinan Memorial award will be presnentedomn the day as well as trophies for the best car, tractor and bike.

Call 087 2 949454 for more information.

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