Theme Week County Cork – Mallow

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Mallow (Irish: >Mala or Magh Eala) is a town in County Cork, Ireland, approximately thirty-five kilometres north of Cork. Mallow is in the barony of Fermoy. It is the administrative centre of north County Cork, and the Northern Divisional Offices of Cork County Council are located in the town. Mallow is part of the Cork East Dáil constituency. Mallow lies on the River Blackwater, and developed as a defensive settlement protecting an important fort on the river. Some of the highest naturally occurring readings of radon ever have been recorded in Mallow, prompting local fears regarding lung cancer.

Evidence of pre-historic settlement is found in Beenalaght (13.6 km/8.5 miles south-west of Mallow), where an alignment of six standing stones lie on a hill to the west of the Mallow-Coachford Road. During the Irish War of Independence, the town was the HQ of the North Cork Militia – known as North Cork Rifles. The town’s RIC barracks was the only one captured nationwide during the war. In retaliation, several main street premises were subsequently torched by the British Army. Mrs King, wife of Captain W H King, RIC was killed during an attack on her husband near Mallow Railway station. In retaliation, British military and Black and Tans killed three railway workers-Patrick Devitt, Daniel Mullane and Bennett. The killings prompted industrial action by the National Railworkers Union in Britain and Ireland.

Mallow Castle © The Speckled Bird/cc-by-sa-4.0 © RuthAS/cc-by-3.0 © Alison Cassidy/cc-by-sa-3.0 Saint Mary's Church © geograph.org.uk - liam murphy/cc-by-sa-2.0 St Mary's Catholic Church © geograph.org.uk - Nigel Cox/cc-by-sa-2.0 The Clock House © geograph.org.uk - Nigel Cox/cc-by-sa-2.0
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Mallow developed in the late 16th century as a plantation town. It prospered throughout the centuries as a market town due to its rich agricultural hinterland. Irish statesmen such as Thomas Davis and William O’Brien were both born in Mallow in the 19th century. The main street in Mallow is called Davis Street (although commonly referred to as Main Street), and joins with William O’Brien Street outside Mallow Town Hall. At the point where Davis Street meets O’Brien Street there is a monument to J.J. Fitzgerald, a little-known local politician who was involved in establishing both Mallow Urban District Council and Cork County Council. The town developed an industrial base in the early 20th century, based largely on its agricultural capability, with dairy produce and sugar beet supplying the Sugar Factory, Rowntree Mackintosh, Bournes and Dairygold. Changes in the European Union sugar subsidy programme resulted in the closure of the sugar beet factory in mid-2006, after 75 years continual production. One of the last sugar beet plants to be closed in Ireland.

Mallow has a cinema as well as other community amenities such the Youth Centre and a nearby swimming pool. It also has several gyms. The town also has several pubs and nightclubs.

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