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Environment

Mallow is fortunate to have such marvellous surroundings and as a community we are working to protect, conserve and enhance our environment. Mallow is defined by its location in the Blackwater Valley which is renowned for its beautiful scenery. The surrounding hinterland is primarily rural in character and has long been associated with agricultural prosperity and high-quality food production.

The hills to the South East and North West of the town remain largely undeveloped and provide an attractive setting to the town. To the east and west of the town, the Blackwater Valley forms part of a Special Area of Conservation whilst the river valley itself is designated a Scenic Landscape.

The N72, to the west of the town, is designated a scenic route. Mallow's attractive countryside is ideal for a wide range of outdoor pursuits. As the community grows, and as global understanding of environmental issues increases, our vision is to be national leaders in setting the standards for environmental best practice.

 

Mallow Energy Awareness Centre

In 1995, Cork County Council established the Energy Agency Office, based in the Spa House Mallow, under European Commission's Regional and Urban Energy Planning Programme. Since then, the office has secured over 38 EU co- funded energy projects and accumulated over 70 partners in 13 European countries.

The main goal of the Energy Office is to educate the general public about energy conservation and renewable energy.

This is achieved through the following measures:

  • The dissemination of literature.
  • The provision of a reference library.
  • The provision of advice to the public.

Initiatives have included school visits, using the 'Energy Game', which is an interactive floor game devised by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI); and a children's poster competition for Energy Awareness Week, which takes place in the last week of September.

Tel: 022-43610.

 

Nano Nagle Centre of Heritiage, Spirituality and Ecology: www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie

The centre provides tranquillity and spirituality and is the perfect location for those looking for some time out in a natural peaceful setting. The centre’s mission is to promote a vision of eco spirituality – the natural interconnectedness of everything, which leads to personal transformation and a sense of responsibility to our earth and to all living beings.

 

Featured You Tube Videos:

The Wormery:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkrRcD6SV_Q

Certificates & Craig Benton:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT_Qs1hEsUo

The Open Day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Iki2aT3HKA

The Spa House, home to the Energy Awareness Centre
The Spa House, home to the Energy Awareness Centre

News and Updates

Unblock Mallow’s Heart
15 Jul 2015

Cross-party support for new bypass campaign Major momentum is building behind a new campaign to deliver up to €90million in economic benefits to Mallow in the shape of a bypass for one of the most congested towns in Ireland.

Mallow Tidy Towns
07 Jul 2015

We in Mallow Tidy Towns are a small group of dedicated volunteers who strive to improve and enhance the appearance of Mallow for our residents, workers and visitors. Mallow is a town that is growing, and we hope that it will grow even more, attracting more business, more employment, and more activities.

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Thomas Davis statue for 2014 centenary being completed at the Cast foundry, Dublin

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