This site was set up in 2006 by Margaret Jordan, to highlight the heritage and history of Ballincollig, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Several interesting books and articles have been published (see list below) and these also deal with the heritage and history of Ballincollig. The latest book to be published is the first in the list below:

Times Past 2010-11, Journal of Muskerry Local History Society, Volume 9 Published Nov. 2010

Donoughmore and All Around by local historian Richard Henchion (the book is a compilation of inscriptions from the two oldest Donoughmore Parish cemeteries and biographical information of families interred), published in 2010

A Vanishing Village, Recollections of Ballincollig in Times Past by Dermot O’Donovan, Published by Tower Books, 2008

Ballincollig, A Local History by Dermot O’Donovan, Published by Carraig Print Pt.

Journals of The Ballincollig Community School Historical Society (various)

The Gunpowder Mill at Ballincollig by George D. Kelleher, Published by John F. Kelleher

British Military Graveyard, Ballincollig Co. Cork by Anne Donaldson, Published by Ballincollig Enterprise Board

Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills, A Hidden History, by Jenny Webb and Anne Donaldson, was published by Nonsuch

Colaiste Choilm and Gaelcholaiste Choilm, Fiche Bliain ag Fas 1987-2996 (about the school)

Donoughmore Remembers, Journal of Times Past Vol. 2

Glor na Laoi – Lore of the Lee Valley. The Hinterland between Macroom and Ballincollig by Craobh Niall O’Cathasaigh


5 Responses to About

  1. Kay Toll says:

    Hello – I’m writing from New York hoping to reach Anne Donaldson while researching relatives from Cork who served with the British Army in the Crimean War. Could you put me in touch with her?

    Many thanks, Kay Wiseman Toll

  2. anne donaldson says:

    sorry, only know of some who died/ buried here,

    rarely locals buried in the official graveyard.

    The 1911 irish census is now online if you have later names. Anne

  3. ballincollig says:

    The problem with using the 1911 Census for researching British soldiers stationed in Ballincollig at that time is there are only initials for them with no full names listed. The 1911 Census is currently online for Dublin County only and in December: Kerry, Antrim and Down go online. Later, in 2009, Cork and other counties will be online. See the National Archives website at http://www.nationalarchives.ie for details.

    Margaret Jordan

  4. Hi I am looking to talk to some one within your group. I am envolved in the cork City Ancestrial Project and I would like to invite a member from your historical society to come and give a talk on the Gun power Mill.

    You may contact me on 021 4346435 or you can email me at corkancestry@ireland.com

  5. Hello,
    I have been viewing the u tube site showing the video of Ballincollig Castle and was saddened and angry about the graffitti and alcohol cans left there, this is a disgrace to such a beautiful hisorical site. My grandmother was a Barrett. Kathleen Moulden, New Zealand.

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