Sunday 21st August 2011 the people of Mallow had the opportunity of participating and experiencing the Mallow Historical Rebel Trail (Red Line) prior to its official launch late September.
All interested attended at Mallow Railway Station at 2.30p.m. where Mayor Dan Joe Fitzgerald inaugurated the trail as part of National Heritage Week.The trail proceeded to the various points of interest throughout the town and ended at Mallow bridge.
Local historians gave a brief resume at each stop where plaques detailing the significance of each location are erected.In addition there was 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.
Mallow Development Partnership (MDP) in association with Kanturk/Mallow Municipal Authority and Mallow Chamber, have engaged the services of Mr Cathal O’Meara, Landscape Architect to prepare an urban design and landscape architectural plan to assist in the preparation of the Mallow Local Area Plan 2015-2021.