I have just learned that the artefacts from the former Ballincollig Visitors’ Centre have been moved to Spike Island. This is devasting news to those who were hoping that Ballincollig would at some time in the not too distant future, get to present its own heritage in heritage centre in Ballincollig. This is not to be!
Here are some photos taken on a visit to the former Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills Visitors’ Centre. This visit was kindly facilitated by Catryn Power. Photos were taken by my husband, Randy Jordan on a special visit to the centre in the summer of 2006.
Visitors Centre as an office!
Visitors Centre 2
Hallway at Visitors' Centre
Me walking down the hallway, reflecting on the past
General view of Visitors' Centre
Lovely Coffee Shop...no longer serving the public
3D Model of the Gunpowder Mill
3D Layout of the Gunpowder Mills area
Gunpowder Testing Mortar
John Kelleher (brother of the late George Kelleher) talking with me.
Left to Right: Margaret Jordan, Jenny Webb (BHA) and John Kelleher (BHA)
Randy Jordan (my husband) looking at the multi-media presentation equipment
John Kelleher and I watching Randy in the multi-media centre and being reflected in the glass
Getting the video to work