Three images below relating to the Gunpowder Mills and the weir at Ballincollig in 1828/1834
1. Covering letter re requested plans for state of all buildings in gunpowder mill in 1828.
2. Water Wheel Engine House (F1): a reference to this being out of order until the re-establishment of the Weir and Canals.
3. Map of situation being handed over to Tobin in 1834 with the weir referred to as – Old Weir Broken Down.
3. Map of Weir being handed over to Tobin in 1834 with the weir referred to as – Old Weir Broken Down.
In March 2006, I contacted RTE, who sent a crew to film the story surrounding the controversial planning application to build 200 houses near Ballincollig Castle. The story appeared on the program Seachtain. Several people in Ballincollig were interviewed to highlight the pros and cons of building these houses which were proposed to be close to the castle which is one of the oldest and most important heritage artifacts in Ballincollig.
Fortunately, the planning application in 2006, to build these houses was withdrawn.
The model, shown above is on display at the Ballincollig Library.