Where We Work
Ballincollig is the largest town in Co. Cork, outside of Cork city. It has a population of 20,000 people and sits 5km west of the Cork city. It is very well serviced by public transport and has a high quality network of roads.
It hosts a weekly country market and there are 3 secondary schools and 4 primary schools.
Rent prices vary from €1200 to €1500/month, while house prices vary from €300,000 to €600,000.
Main industries here include software and hardware developments and electronics manufacturing, including VMware, Dell and Apple computers close by.
Ballincollig Regional Park
The Regional Park is a publicly owned 55 hectare facility located between the town and the South bank of the River Lee and much of it lies on the river’s floodplain. Gunpowder was manufactured there from the 18th century to the start of the 20th Century. From here it was transported to Cork City and the Port of Cork for supply to the British Armed Forces worldwide.
The Regional Park itself comprises the now defunct Gunpowder Mills complex and the networks of sluices and canals installed in the grounds and used in the manufacturing process still remain today along with most of the original buildings. In more recent times, ownership of the land transferred from The Department of Defence to Cork County Council.
It has ample free parking, many playing pitches, a skate park, river walks, numerous picnic areas, woodland trails, permanent orienteering course & paved walkways as well as being a National Monument status site.
…..a great place to unwind.
Park runs take place here every Saturday morning and some members of staff show their competitive side here. https://www.parkrun.ie/ballincollig/
Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures.
Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words.