Action plan: 2022

Action plan: 2022

Our action plan for 2022 lists the work we’ll do under the 8 themes identified in 2012 as most important to our community. See what we’re doing where you live:

1. Culture and heritage

    • Paint mural of Waterfall Railway Station somewhere in Waterfall village
    • Repair the old church walls in the Inishkenny graveyard
    • Waterfall Station sign
    • Repair stone fence at the entrance to Corbally Graveyard
    • Work with interested parties, carry out research on subjects of local historic interest including:
      • Ballymacadane Abbey
      • Inniskenny Church yard
      • Corbally Graveyard
      • Ballinora National School

2. Social inclusion

    • Promote social opportunities for older people, particularly during the day:
      • drama group
      • book club
      • scrabble club
      • historical society

3. Environment

    • Through the ‘Better Energy Communities Programme 2020’, facilitate a community-wide deep retrofit energy improvement in buildings
    • Record locations and occupancy of bird and bat boxes
    • Research appropriate native shrubs and flowers to carry out pollinator-friendly and companion planting
    • Compile a list of the flora and fauna common to Ballinora and Waterfall.
    • Identify locations of invasive species and load to a digital map.
    • Make plans – with the help of appropriate expertise – for the control and eradication of invasive species
    • Repair gaps in hedgerows with native shrub species – in consultation with landowners
    • Complete Habitat Map (Fossitt level 3)
    • Complete Digital maps of the area
    • Complete Bat Survey
    • Prepare a draft long-term Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP)


    • Fit solar lighting to Waterfall Railway Bridge, plant 4 sides of the Bridge
    • Pour footpath from Heatherfield to Ballymah pitch
    • Consult with Cork County Council on County Development Plan for Waterfall


    • Erect Welcome signs on both sides of the village 
    • Erect a display board at Goblin Corner – indicating a natural bird sanctuary at this area
    • Set up a working group to maintain the village on a weekly basis
    • Repair the stonework on the bridge at the entrance to the village
    • Repair the stone fence across from the church
    • Consult with Cork County Council on County Development Plan for Ballinora
    • Erect directional sign on the fence across from church entrance
    • Ensure the worklist agreed with Cork County Council gets completed

Jimmy’s Cross

    • Install public lighting

Ballinora Cross

    • Install public lighting

Top of the World

    • Erect 360 deg panorama photo of surrounding countryside 

4. Safety and security

    • Install public lighting

5. Roads and road safety

    • Remove 2 trees on the west side of Old Abbey Railway Bridge 
    • Build a pathway from Ballinora Village to Waterfall Village and on to Ballymah GAA pitch
    • Place convex mirrors at dangerous bends
    • Erect kerbs near the wall at Inniskenny Graveyard and tarmac into the new kerbs
    • Work with Cork County Council on road speeds in the area

6. Communications

    • Conduct a parish-wide survey
    • Erect a ‘billboard’ in Ballinora and Waterfall for use by organisations promoting events

7. Recreation

    • Develop Sli na Slainte walk in the parish – km marking, steps taken, Kcal burned

8. Infrastructure

    • Investigate Council plans for a community centre and children’s play area in Ballinora village