Heritage Week 2019

We have again organised a few events for this year’s Heritage Week. A short description of these events and links to more detailed information can be found below.

Habitat Mapping Workshop, August 17

This is your chance to learn about habitat mapping and participate in the development of the Douglas Biodiversity Plan. The workshop will be led by Karen Loxton from Wild Work (SECAD).


Come foraging in the Mangala, August 21

Join herbalist, botanist and ecologist Jo Goodyear from Blackrock Herbal Clinic on a foraging walk through the Mangala and learn about the wide variety of edible plants in our locality.


Douglas Historical Walking Tour, August 23

Join Cllr Kieran McCarthy for a historical walking tour of Douglas.


Streetscape Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme 2019

Applications for the Ballincollig Carrigaline Municipal District Streetscape Painting, Signage & Improvement Scheme for 2019 close on Friday 24th May for the Douglas village area. Tenants or owners of buildings can avail of a grant of up to 50% of the cost of painting the facades along the street. Tenants or owners of buildings can also avail of a grant of up to 50% of the costs of replacing existing plastic, neon & printed signs etc. with ‘‘Heritage Type Signs’’. Cork County Council encourages the use of Irish in signs and recommends that applicants incorporate Irish into their proposal. See the County Council website for details:


Independence Park Opening

To mark the centenary of the Declaration of Irish Independence, the First Dáil Éireann and the beginning of the War of Independence Douglas Tidy Towns invites you to the official opening of Independence Park in Douglas (located across the road from the Fingerpost Roundabout, in front of the Garda Station).

The official opening will take place on Saturday 19th January at 2 pm.

Simon Coveney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs


Seán Kelleher, Rúnaí of the Kilmichael and Crossbarry Commemoration Committee for 33 years and expert on the 1919 – 1923 period

will both speak at the event.

All are welcome.