There is a very wide range of voluntary activity in Mallow, involving sports, cultural activities, environmental initiatives, and social services. While some of these groups have been working for many years, it is a sign of Mallow's vibrancy that new groups are regularly being formed - groups such as Lightbulb Youth Theatre,022 51071, SPARK (a social group for people with disabilities), or the Mallow Community Organic Growers Group. There are many opportunities for people to get involved as volunteers. There is excellent cooperation among Mallow's voluntary groups and associations. Mallow Community Network is a networking group comprising the community, voluntary and statutory agencies operating in the Mallow area. Established in 1998 the network provides an opportunity for groups to share information, promote and advertise their work and welcome new projects to Mallow.
In addition, the Mallow Community Network is a support space for sharing ideas and raising community needs. The network publishes the very useful 'Mallow Directory of Community and Voluntary Services'.
PDF: Mallow Directory of Community and Voluntary Services (Mallow Community Network)
Please note that Mallow Return to Education Centre is located at Lower Beecher Street and is not part of Davis College as stated on page 8 of Mallow Directory of Community and Voluntary Services. Tel: (022) 51958
The arts scene in Mallow continues to flourish. For those who want to enjoy a performance and for those who want to get involved there's lots of choice. We have a cinema at Market Square and the new Aemilian Theatre at St Mary's Secondary School.
All of the town's schools have drama groups, music classes and choirs and high quality performances are regularly staged adding significantly to the cultural life of the community. Young people can participate in a whole range of cultural activities including classes and seminars.
There is easy access to a whole range of arts and cultural events in intimate country venues (such as Banteer Theatre, Kilworth Theatre or The School House Theatre, Charleville) or within an hour's drive at first class facilities such as the Cork Opera House, the Everyman Palace, or the National Events Centre in Killarney.
Drama enthusiasts will love the plays put on by the local groups such as Pilgrim Players or Lightbulb Youth Theatre who always welcome new members. Music lovers can enjoy the traditional sessions, the popular music played in Mallow's pubs or the classical concerts organised by Mallow Arts Alliance.