The AGM will now be held in the tunnel at Ballinora Nursery and Garden Centre on Thursday 26 August 2021 at 8.00 pm.
We’ve just finished the first phase of our ‘Bats in Ballinora’ project.
The aim of Bats in Ballinora is to confirm sightings of bats in Ballinora and Waterfall. We want to record where bats live and the species.
We’ve published a research document called ‘Bats in Ballinora – Phase 1: Preliminary desktop research’
The AGM will now be held at St James’ church on Thursday 26 August 2021 at 8.00pm. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations, we’ll be meeting outside the church.
UCC are to begin a research project on our Community Association.
The Community-Academic Research Links initiative (CARL) will work with us on a research project. There will be 2 parts to the research:
This will be a 3 month project taking place over the summer.
It’s still early days but we hope to find out more about how we can be more effective in our work.
We’ll publish an update to the research when we have the results.
It’s one year since we published our Wildlife, habitats and natural amenities: a 5-year plan. It’s been a difficult year for everyone. But we’ve kept on working where and when we can to achieve our goals.
Some of our plans had to be delayed or postponed due to COVID-19 restriction, but we’ve still managed to make progress in a lot of areas.
Each year we’ll publish an update so that you can find out how we’re doing against our yearly goals.
You can now read our year 1 report.
The AGM will be held at St James’ church on Thursday 12 August 2021 at 8.00pm. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations, we’ll be meeting outside the church.
Celebrating 200 Years of St James’ Church Ballinora (1821 to 2021)
24 and 25 July 2021
(Feast of St James)
St James’ church is organising it’s own mini-Camino walk to celebrate 200 years of the church.
The walk takes place over 2 days with 5 stops along the way. Everyone will get a passport which will be stamped at each stop.
You can do as much of the walk as you want, at your own pace, and in any direction or order. The full walk is 17 kilometres.
Registration: You can register for the Camino at St James’ church on:
We’ll give you a passport to be stamped at each stop. We’ll also give you a scallop shell – this is traditionally worn by each pilgrim.
Starts: We’ll start at St James’ church.
If you do not want to start at the church, you can start at and stage of the walk you want.
Finishes: We’ll finish at St James’ church and have a picnic at Ballinora GAA pitch.
Come to the picnic at Ballinora GAA pitch even if you’ve not completed the walk.
You must bring your own food and drink due to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions
St James’ church to Hall Hill. Left to O’Sheas, then right, and first left.
Inniskenny back to main road. Left to the Railway bridge. Then right. The abbey ruins are on the right after bend.
Continue to Jimmy’s Cross. Left to Corbally Cross. Turn left (signposted). Ruins are in the field on right.
Corbally downhill to Jimmy’s Cross. Left to Ballyshoneen Cross. Right past Norwood Grange Nursing Home. Turn left at cross. Down Chapel Hill. Right along Curraheen Road to the Grotto.
Up the hill from the Grotto to Ballinora Cross. Left to St James’ church.
The Camino de Santiago – or the Way of Saint James – is a Catholic pilgrimage to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, finishing at the tomb of St James.
There is a series of pilgrim routes across France, Spain and Portugal to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.
Since the ninth century, Santiago, Jerusalem and Rome have been the three most revered pilgrim sites. The relics of St James – who is believed to have preached the Gospel in Spain – were said to be discovered in a cave there and the Cathedral of Santiago was built on the site.
The scallop shell has become the symbol of the Camino – also a sword, as St James was the patron of the reconquest of Spain from the Moors.
Let’s celebrate our church, St James, and the Camino!
Bus Eireann is reviewing the service it provides to Waterfall.
An efficient public transport service is essential to many families in our community.
We believe our community would benefit greatly if the 208 city service was extended to cover Waterfall – the route currently ends at Marymount.
There are more than 160 houses between Marymount and Waterfall, with more being built. And there are 600 houses in the parish.
If an extended 208 service would benefit you and your family, email Fiona.email@example.com
In the email:
It’s important that you respond if you or your family would benefit from this service – the success of this initiative relies on the level of support from households in the district.
Thank you for your support.