• Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.

    St Augustine
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  • The Week Ahead

    • Morning Prayer
      on Wed 18th December 2019 11:00am
      at St James' Church, Mallow
    • Morning Prayer & Children’s Jigsaw Club
      on Sun 22nd December 2019 10:00am
      at St Mary's Church, Doneraile
    • Jig Saw Club
      on Sun 22nd December 2019 11:30am
      at St James' Church Hall, Mallow
    • Morning Prayer & Children’s JigsawClub
      on Sun 22nd December 2019 11:45am
      at St James' Church, Mallow
    • Christmas Carol Service
      on Sun 22nd December 2019 3:00pm
      at St Mary's Church, Castletownroche
    • Christingle Service with Carols
      on Tue 24th December 2019 8:00pm
      at St. James' Church, Mallow
    • Christmas Eve Service
      on Tue 24th December 2019 11:30pm
      at St Mary's Church, Doneraile
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About Mallow

We like to think of Mallow as the capital of North Cork. It is well placed for reaching every part of the county on the main road from Cork to Limerick and on a link route between the Cork to Dublin Road and Killarney

There are three bridges over the Blackwater River at Mallow. North of the town are the Ballyhoura Hills and immediately to the south are the Nagle mountains. Being only twenty minutes by road or rail from Cork, Mallow is quickly becoming a commuter town for the city.

Mallow is a busy trading town at the crossroads of Munster. Cork Racecourse is on the outskirts of the town and is a major venue.

Mallow has had an interesting history recalled now by the castle, built by the Normans to guard a ford on the river Blackwater and around which the town grew up; St. Anne’s Church, another Norman foundation and the scene of many important and notorious events! and the Spa House, built, in the 1700’s, where hot springs flow out of a limestone cliff and which attracted people from far and near to take the waters.

There are many historical sites in the town and all along the Blackwater Valley. They are almost totally undeveloped and unspoilt. There are good reasons why the Munster Blackwater is nicknamed ‘The Rhine of Ireland’. The main attractions in the town are the Spa House, the ancient St. Anne’s Church and the Castle.

There is an official web site for Mallow at: www.mallow.ie which contains masses of information and many links to other sites.