The Gunpowder mills has reopened as a beautiful amenity area and heritage centre and is now just as important an element of Ballincollig as in the past becoming a much loved tourist spot.
Ballincollig has changed rapidly over the past ten years. The community has rapidly grown to a population in excess of 20,000 people at present. The town has 2 second level schools and a range of economic activities with a strong employment base. The community of Ballincollig are hugely involved in sporting activities of all kinds GAA, Rugby, Soccer, Gymnastics to mention a few. Since 2010, the town now hosts their very own St. Patrick’s Day Parade.