Exciting tourism boost for Mallow

Mallow received a tremendous boost this week with the signing of contracts for the development of a network of walkways and cycleways linking the Town Park and Spa Park with Mallow Castle, a deer viewing platform, fishing shelters, a trailway, and the provision of a blueway along the River Blackwater, and also moving the playground from the town park to the castle grounds. County Mayor Cllr Patrick Gerard Murphy, together with Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey, signed contracts with Brady Shipman Martin which will see the development of the park network and tourist attractions for the town.
One of the major components of the plan is to improve access between Mallow town centre, Mallow Castle, Spa House and Town Park and the wider area, together with signage encouraging visitors to stay longer and explore the wider North Cork region.
Mayor Murphy said: “I am confident that this considered and integrated redevelopment will stimulate the growth of tourism in Mallow, and promote the development of new hotels and other tourist services and facilities. I look forward to a very exciting time for Mallow and North Cork.”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey said: “This park development will result in the creation of a long-life local heritage, amenity, recreational and tourism asset. Apart from its potential as a general leisure and recreation facility, the integrated park development also represents an outstanding opportunity for Mallow to establish a position of prominence for itself under Fáilte Ireland’s new heritage proposition of Ireland’s Ancient East and as a sub-region of the Wild Atlantic Way.”