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Who are we

Ballincollig Powdermills is Ireland’s largest industrial archaeological site, spread across one hundred and thirty acres in the beautiful river Lee valley. We are a group of volunteers who are creating a mobile phone App for visitors to explore the history of the Mills.


David Haskett

Product Manager

David Haskett is a Software Engineering leader and a resident of Ballincollig with a keen interest in history and technology. Father to two boys and husband to Zara, he launched this project during the first lockdown of 2020 and it has since taken on a life of its own!

Réka Ferencz

Reka is a a Scrum Master/ Product Owner working in the IT and Financial Services sector for the past 5 years. Her background in a wide range of creative fields such as Theatre, Filmmaking and Entertainment and coming from a family where giving back for the community was as important as putting food on the table, Reka was delighted to join this project and apply her technical and organisational skills to put technology in the service of History and Heritage


Rod MacConaill

Rod first came to live in Ballincollig in 1973. He joined the staff of an antibiotics manufacturing company near Innishannon, working in Quality Control. Following his retirement in 2006, Rod became interested in the history of the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills and has written a number of articles in the Muskerry Local History Journal Times Past on this topic and other local historical subjects.

Garry Mckee


Garry Mckee, Android Developer from Shannon, currently based in Cork


James Sadlier


James Sadlier, an iOS developer at Over-C with years of iOS experience. An Augmented Reality enthusiast with a games development background. Makes a pretty good espresso martini. @SpoonTheGreater on twitter

Sammy Levine


Sammy Levin is a creative technologist studying Integrated Digital Media at New York University. He is the co-creator of an AR app that visualizes NYC history, and loves getting involved with ambitious projects. He is a member of the Powdermills design team.


McCoy Zhu


McCoy Zhu is a software developer and digital designer studying Integrated Digital Media and Computer Science at New York University.

Aisling Murphy


Aisling Murphy is a graphic designer, illustrator and graduate of Creative Digital Media from Munster Technological University. @aislingmurphy_art on Instagram.

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