The Mallow Branch of the Irish Red Cross will be holding Church gate collections in Burnfort and Hazelwood this weekend, 14th and 15th July. Many thanks in advance for your very kind support.

Flood Assistance

At 2.30am on the morning of the 28th of June, twenty Irish Red Cross volunteers responded to an emergency call from the HSE for assistance to flooding in areas of Cork as 70mm of rain fell in three hours.

The Irish Red Cross has an extensive network of volunteers throughout Ireland who act as an auxiliary to the State. Local Irish Red Cross volunteers from Mallow, Kanturk, Clonakilty, Dunmanway and Cork City were dispatched in 4×4 ambulances to the worst affected areas.

In Clonakilty, the situation was described by one volunteer as “pure devastation” with shops and homes alike flooded. Where safe to do so, residents remained in their homes – most having to relocate to the upper floors to avoid the flood water.

Some residents of Cork have been hit by flooding for the second time in three years. The Irish Red Cross volunteers were able to access homes in remote and badly flooded areas and assisted the HSE in providing pre-hospital emergency care, ambulance transportation to hospital, help with house eva-cuations, as well as welfare services to the local community within Cork City and Clonakilty.

As the extent of the flood damage continues to be assessed, the Irish Red Cross Cork Flood Appeal has been launched to appeal for help for those most in need in Cork. To make a donation by phone, please call 1850 50 70 70, or online at