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Mallow Development Partnership

Mallow Development Partnership (MDP) works with business, community and statutory bodies and the Kanturk/Mallow Municipal Committee of Cork County Council to develop, communicate opportunities and implement plans for the economic, social and environmental development of Mallow town.

MDP daily activities include strategic business planning, pro-active sectoral development, feasibility assessment and management of projects, area branding, promotion, marketing and networking, communications and monitoring/evaluation of projects and activities.


MDP is a voluntary organisation, consisting of representatives from Mallow town and its hinterlands,

from both community and business, Mallow Chamber of Commerce, Cork County Council, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership and many more.


A number of management and administrative committees exist to oversee the running of projects led by MDP, with meetings held on a regular basis. There are five sector grouping within MDP each comprising of a chairperson and committee members who meet monthly to further progress projects. The various chairpersons provide a progress report monthly to management.


For more information & to see Current Projects Click here


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors comprises of 3 representatives from each of the following groups :

  • Mallow Developement Partnership

  • Mallow Chamber

  • Elected Council Representatives

Management Committee


John McDonnell


John McDonnell 

Tadhg Curtis

Timothy Sheehan

Thomas Cronin

Pat Hayes

Chair - Industry & Retail Development in Mallow

Chair - Tourism incorporating Arts/ Culture in Mallow and environs

Chair  - Heritage of Mallow and environs

Chair  - Education and development of STEM in Mallow

President Mallow Chamber of Commerce


Catherine O'Regan - Project Co-ordinator

Anthony Hayes

Infrastructure & Sustainable Development


Acting-Chair John McDonnell


Committee Members:

Jerry Mullally

Niall O'Keeffe

Tricia O'Sullivan

Brendan O'Shea

John McDonnell

John Casey

Niall Walshe

Richard Dempsey

Richie Willis

Pat O'Sullivan

Industry & Retail Development


John McDonnell


Committee members:

Eleanor Fitzpatrick

Willie John O'Flynn

Holly Barry

Sinead O'Connor

Niall Sheehan

Peter O'Meara

Mervyn Owens


Mary Owens

James Kennedy

Martin McMahon

Niall Lehane

Caroline Sheehan

Gearóid Murphy

Seán Sherlock

Tourism / Arts / Culture


Tadhg Curtis


Committee members:

Benjie Hallihan

Vincent Joyce

Gerard O'Callaghan

Ian Lucey

Johnny Willis

Josh Stewart

Doug Stely

Pat O'Mahony

Martin Lucey

Noel Walsh


Mallow Heritage


Timothy Sheehan


Committee members:

Jerry Mullally

Anne Barry

Michael O'Neill

Frank Killilea

Helen O'Connell

Pat O'Mahoney

Vincent Joyce

J.P. O'Shea

John McDonnell

Education & Development of STEM


Tom Cronin


Committee members:

Jerry Lynch

Peter Horgan

Rosarie Bolster

Alex Grassick

Pat O'Mahoney

John McDonnell

Vincent Joyce

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