Walkway/cycleway proposed for Mallow castle

There was good news for walking and cycling enthusiasts this week when it was announced that €200,000 has been allocated for the development of a walkway/cycleway in the grounds of Mallow Castle.
The funding comes under the 2018 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), and with €500,000 already earmarked for the castle and Spa House under the Urban Regeneration Scheme, the coming months and years should see major improvements in the provision of amenities for the public.
The news was warmly welcomed by local groups such as Mallow Tidy Towns, and Coun-cillor John Paul O’Shea revealed that other projects in the pipeline include moving the playground in the town park to the castle grounds.
The news was also welcomed by Deputy Seán Sherlock, who said: “It is great news. We now need to see the castle grounds opened up more to the public, and a compreh-ensive plan put in place for that. Any such plan must allow the castle to be used by the public but, not-withstanding that, this is important funding for Mallow.”
Pa O’Driscoll, general election candidate for Fine Gael, told the Mallow Star: “Minister Ring also announced smaller levels of funding for local organisations, and Mallow groups benefited with funding of over €18,000. This includes the purchase of a defibrillator by Mallow United FC, the purchase of equipment for competitions by Mallow Swans Swimming Club, and the purchase and installation of railing by Mallow Sheltered Care.”