Towns of Cork
Mallow —County Cork
Mallow, like Fermoy, is located on the banks of the River Blackwater and is one of the main towns of the valley and the North Cork area. During the 18th and 19th centuries Mallow was an important spa town. This is a most important agricultural area and a sugar manufacturing centre.
A number of prominent Irish people were born here including Canon Sheehan, the noted author, who had close links with Doneraile a short distance away. Another famous author who lived here for a time was Anthony Trollope. Mallow is a significant coarse and game angling centre, and the Racecourse has been re-developed in a multi-million pound investment by the Irish Horseracing Authority, together with local investment. Not far from Mallow, Springfort Hall is an interesting house which traces its history back to at least the early 17th century.
Other activities in the Mallow area include golf at Ballinamona and Mallow Golf Clubs.