Categories
Uncategorized

Mallow, County Cork

mallow-1-8026452mallow-1-8026452mallow-2-3984300mallow-3-4927592mallow-4-5545100 A well-known market center, Mallow is situated along the beautiful Blackwater Valley. It is the largest town and a center from which exploring river and other interesting locations become accessible. Moreover, hundred years ago, the town was famous as a spa, where innumerable visitors frequented it. The fame of the city gave rise to a very popular song ‘The Rakes of Mallow’, which is still sung at several occasions. The ancient Mallow Castle is built in the middle of the town. Behind this building, there is a new castle located, which is a fine baronial building owned and looked after by a private hand. The town provides a glimpse of a herd of amazing white fallow deer.

In a location 13.6km/8.5 miles south-west of Mallow, remains of pre-historic settlement are found. This place is called Beenalaght, where six standing stones are found on a hill on the west-side of the Mallow-Coach ford Road. These pre-historic remains attract several tourists every year and bring great foreign exchange to the town.

Mallow was the Head quarter of the North Cork Militia during the Great Irish war of Independence. The HQ was known as North Cork Rifles and properly-defined as well equipped with necessary amenities. Moreover, RIC barracks situated in the town was the only location that was captured nationwide during the war. In retaliation, many main street areas were afterward torched by the British Army. A very shocking incidence in the past occurred when Mrs. King, wife of Capt W H King was murdered during the unsuccessful attempt to kill her husband. To oppose this action, Black and Tans and British army murdered three railway workers- Patrick Devitt, Bennett and Danial Mullane. These sad happenings prompted industrial action taken by the National Railworkers Union in Ireland and Britain.

The town is well-connected to rest of the places via roads like the National Primary Route 20, National Secondary Route 72 and National Secondary Route 73. These roads connect Cork and Limerick, Dungarvan and Killarney and Mitchelstown and the M8 motorway respectively. Mallow even has a proper air connectivity and the nearest airports are Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In addition, the town has a flying club that is nearby Rathcoole. The town also has an exclusive Helicopter Charter Company located in nearby Dromahane.

Mallow Racecourse, which is now named as Cork Racecourse was made an emergency landing airfield on April 18, 1983, when a business jet piloted by Reuben Ocana landed in emergency. A temporary tarmacadam runaway of about 910 m in size was paid for by the authority responsible for its insurance. It was laid at the exact location in order to make it leave after five weeks in a proper state. Meanwhile, the pilot became a popular figure in the entire town and was given a proper celebrity treatment.

Therefore, Mallow is a perfect destination famous for its modern style and world charm combination. The town provides top-class facilities like good hotels, amazing food outlets, transportation and others. One of the popular destinations in Ireland, Mallow is appreciated across the world.

Show / Hide More expand-2244479

collapse-large-8821158

Photos Nearby camera-2095490

All Imagery Courtesy of Panoramio collapse-large-8821158

Related Content link-3866253

Towns

Youghal
Youghal, which sits majestically on the estuary of the River Blackwater, is located in County Cork. The enthralling beau…read on
Passage West
Situated on the west bank of Cork Harbour, Passage West is a thriving port town in County Cork. The town is located 19 k…read on
Mitchelstown
Mitchelstown, County Cork is one of the biggest cheese production centres of Ireland. Having the Irish name Baile Mhista…read on
Midleton
Originated in the heart of beautiful East Cork region, Midleton derived its name from Irish ‘Mainistir na Corann’ meani…read on
Mallow
A well-known market center, Mallow is situated along the beautiful Blackwater Valley. It is the largest town and a cent…read on
Macroom
The market town of County Cork, Macroom is situated in a valley, which is positioned on the River Sullane. River Sullane…read on
Kinsale
Kinsale, which sits sumptuously on the harbour of the River Bandon, is a small town in county Cork. The town is position…read on
Fermoy
Fermoy, situated in the centre of the lush Blackwater Valley, is a small town in County Cork. Located to the south of Ir…read on
Cork City
The city of Cork is the second city of Ireland and is well known for its rich culture and history. Rebel County, the si…read on
Cobh
However, the main hub for the arts in Cobh is the Sirius Arts Centre on the waterfront. The cultural highlights includ…read on
Clonakilty
Clonakilty is a small town situated in western County Cork, Ireland, along the N71 national secondary road. It is common…read on
Carrigaline
Beauty is the soul of Carrigaline which is an ideal destination for discovering Counties Cork and Kerry. The town is s…read on
Bantry
Lying on the coast of County Cork, Bantry is a small town located on the national secondary road N71. The name of the to…read on
Bandon
Bandon, located along the River Bandon between two hills, is a town in County Cork. The small market town is situated at…read on

Museums

Cork Public Museum
Located in the Fitzgerald Park in Mardyke in County Cork, the Cork Public Museum is also known as Cork City Museum. The …read on
cork-public-museum-8437589

Golf

Water Rock Golf Course
If one is in Southern Ireland and also happens to be a golf lover, a visit to Water Rock Golf Course, County Cork, sho…read on

Gardens

The Manor Gardens
Dunmanway Cork in south Ireland boasts the beautiful Manor Gardens. Sprawling over a vast area of one acre, the garden c…read on
The Gearagh
The Gearagh in County Cork of Ireland is most often identified as the only widespread remains of Alluvial Forest in West…read on
Griffins Garden Centre
The town of County Cork has a famous tourist attraction Griffins Garden Centre. Over the 20 years, this garden is known …read on
Dunsland Gardens
The Dunsland Garden is located in Glanmire in the southern region of Ireland. This garden was built during 19th century …read on

Equestrian-schools

West Cork Equine Centre
West Cork Equine Centre is an A.I.R.E approved centre located in the County Cork. Being near to the beautiful mountainou…read on

Castles

Blarney Castle
The Blarney Castle, situated near the River Martin, is one of Ireland’s classic tourist destinations. Picturesque locat…read on
Belvelly Castle
Belvlly Castle is a medieval square tower located in the village of Belvelly in County Cork, and sitting on a thin strip…read on

Beaches

Tragumna Beach
Located near Abisdealy bridge, Tragumna is a small but very picturesque beach which is an ideal spot to spend a luxuriou…read on
Garryvoe Beach
The spectacular Garryvoe beach enjoys the highly coveted blue flag status and is situated in the Eastern part of the cou…read on
Garrylucas Beach
Garrylucas beach is one of the must-visit places for tourists in the coastal region of County Cork. This sandy beach, lo…read on
Garrettstown Beach
Garrettstown Beach in County Cork, Ireland not only enjoys a blue flag status but is often hailed as a great place for s…read on
Barleycove Beach
Barleycove Beach on the South coast of Ireland is considered one of the finest beaches of West Cork where tourists can…read on

Art-galleries

Pebbles Gallery
Pebbles Gallery is a famous art gallery located in County Cork. The huge collection of pebbles is bound to astonish the …read on
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Lewis Glucksman Gallery is located in University College, Cork, Ireland and is an award winning art gallery. It was open…read on
Glebe Gallery
Glebe Gallery is situated in Baltimore and is one of the popular art galleries in County Cork. The collection has contem…read on
Adrigole Arts
Spectacularly situated in the impressive Beara Peninsula, Adrigole Arts has been declared the best craft shop by the Cra…read on
2020 Art Gallery
2020 Art Gallery in the Irish County of Cork is home to the works of several national as well as local artists. This Bal…read on

Show/Hide Related Content expand-2244479 collapse-large-8821158

Location Map arrows-8514701