I would like to see Ballincollig benefit from the South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) initiative which describes a Ring of Cork Tourist Trail including Cobh, Midleton, Youghal, Carrigaline and Ballincollig.
Here in Ballincollig we have a lot of heritage to offer the tourist and a large outdoor area for activities (Ballincollig Regional Park) like walking and orienteering. At the moment I am part of a group which is trying to keep the artefacts from the former Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills Visitors’ Centre in the town. We need a location for a small voluntary run museum. This could be expanded to include the military heritage and Medieval heritage.
Let’s get Ballincollig on the map!!!