Sunday 21st August 2011 the people of Mallow will have the opportunity of participating and experiencing the Mallow Historical Rebel Trail (Red Line) prior to its official launch late September.
All interested are asked to attend at Mallow Railway Station at 2.30p.m. where Mayor Dan Joe Fitzgerald will inaugurate the trail as part of National Heritage Week.The trail will proceed to the various points of interest throughout the town and will end at Mallow bridge.
Local historians will give a brief resume at each stop where plaques detailing the significance of each location will be erected.In addition there is the option of purchasing Audio in hand guides which further elaborate on the traumatic events experienced by the people of Mallow during the War of Independence and the subsequent Civil War.
The Trail, as well as recalling this Historic period in Mallow, through its integration into the Town structure and its innovative audio guides is designed to assist and promote Tourism and local business.
Mallow Development Partnership (MDP) through the Heritage sub-committee (Chaired by Tim Sheehan) is in partnership with Mallow Town Council, Cork Institute of Technology and the Heritage Council of Ireland in establishing and promoting the Mallow Rebel Trail.
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In 1842 Thomas Davis, Charles Gavin Duffy and John Blake Dillon founded The Nation newspaper. It was Davis who proposed the paper to be called The Nation and he became its most inspiring writer of patriotic prose and poetry attracting a readership of over a quarter of a million shortly after its first publication in 1842.
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Mallow Development Partnership Heritage sub-group will in 2014 erect a status to the famous Mallow man Thomas Davis on the occasion of the bi-centenary of his birth in the town in 1814. The status is a bronze copy of Hogan's famous status of Davis presently located in the Rotunda in the City Hall in Dublin.