Venue: Ballinora GAA
Date: Sunday, 27 November 2022
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Collecting and growing seeds from local trees is a great way to help biodiversity in your community.
Join us with Wild Work
for a tree seed workshop.
This will introduce you to:
- the best native trees to collect seed from
- how to correctly prepare and plant seeds
- the best way to care for young trees
In the event of bad weather this event will be held indoors.
We’ve published the 2022 TidyTowns competition results.
We improved our 2021 score by 19 points.
The adjudicators concluded that:
“The committee and volunteers should be proud of their excellent performance in this years competition and it is clear to the adjudicators that significant progress is being made with each passing year in Waterfall and Ballinora.”
You can read the report to find out more.
Venue: Scout den, Ballinora
Date: 1 November 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
We’ve arranged a presentation on safety and security in Ballinora and Waterfall.
Anyone can come along and hear the talk.
The presentation will be given by:
- the Community Garda from Ballincolig
- a Garda officer from Cork City – specialising in advising communities on security and crime prevention
There’ll also be a question and answer session where you can talk about any issues that concern you.
Find out more about security and crime prevention in the Garda information leaflets. These tell you:
Venue: Grotto Curraheen
Date: 9 October 2022
Time: 11:30 am to 12:00 am
This is known as a WaterBlitz.
Help us test the water quality
Join us on the WaterBlitz. The WaterBlitz is a water testing activity, carried out at various sites over one weekend. This allows us to measure nutrients in the local rivers and waterways.
We’ll test for the nutrients, Nitrates and Phosphates – which are the most common pollutants in river waters – at the same time period at various sites. This will give us a snapshot of water health in the region.
Make sure you bring your wellies!
Venue: Ballinora Church
Date: 7 October 2022
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join our bat walk and learn more about the different species of bat we have in Ballinora.
On the walk, you’ll use a bat detector to find bats and identify the species.
The bat walk is free but you’ll need to book.
To book a place of the bat walk, contact:
Find out more about our bats in Ballinora project
Ballinora ICA are holding a heritage event on 20 August 2022.
The event includes the launch of Ballinora past and present (2nd edition).
Venue: Ballinora scout den
Date: 20 August 2022
We’ve published an action plan for 2022.
Our action plans list the work we’ll do under the 8 themes identified in 2012 as most important to our community.
You can also find out what we plan to do where you live.
We’ve started to work with UCC’s Geography Department to prepare a digitised (GIS type) map of our local Ballinora and Waterfall community.
We’ll keep adding information about our community as new data is made available – such as bat sightings and local historical sites. The digital mapping project will help us tell our community’s story.
We’d like to say a big thank you to Cork County Council
for the funding and support we’ve received from the Community Support Fund Scheme.
The scheme has helped to fund the work we’ve recently done to remove trees from the graveyard at Inniskenny.
We’ve received generous funding, help and advice from Cork County Council over the years. Without their support and funding, we could not take on the projects that we do.