Update sought on Mallow Park Hotel site

An update on the status of the former Mallow Park Hotel on Mallow’s Main Street is expected to be given at the monthly meet-ing of Mallow Municipal District this Friday. The building has suffered fire damage on several occasions over the years, and is in a derelict condition at present, with the council being forced to erect a hoarding around the structure as a safety mea-sure. Cllr James Kennedy and other council members have expressed concern at the condition of the building, saying that it is an eyesore in the middle of the town. The original hotel, called the Mallow Park and originally The Central Hotel, was a very popular venue for events and has a long history.
Cllr Gearóid Murphy will have a motion at Friday’s meeting, asking for an update on the planned removal of overhead wires on the Main Street. Calls have been made on several occasions over the years to have the wires placed underground, and coun-cillors have pointed out that the construction of the plaza in front of the Clock House saw the overhead wires placed underground, with great success.
Another motion at tomorrow’s meeting will come from Cllr Liam Madden who wants the council to look at the development of the west end of the town, where a major project is to be carried out by the local co-op. The councillor wants the local authority to develop the area and open it up to developments that would attract tourists to the town. He says that there is a rail link adjacent to the area which would be a big help in bringing visitors to the town.