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.

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