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Walking trails, woodlands, sports pitches, childrens playground, outdoor gym on the western side of Ballincollig town right on the south banks of the River Lee.

Gunpowder was manufactured on the site that is now a public park 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.

The site which is currently used for recreation and amenity purposes is owned, managed and maintained by Cork County Council. It measures approximately 134 acres in size and contains 52 structures surviving from the

gunpowder manufacturing process.

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