Mallow Castle, now in the possession of Cork County Council, dates back to 1185 when John, King of England, ordered the construction of the first castle in Mallow.
The site is a catalyst for rejuvenation of Mallow Town Centre, with plans underway to develop the castle and grounds as a major tourist attraction for the North Cork area with works being delivered in a phased manner.
The works completed to date include the addition of a new state of the art playground on the grounds of Mallow Castle, restoration of the walled garden and installation of a new pedestrian bridge and pathways in the lower park. The historic Spa House has been renovated and is being used as a Tourist Office and public office.
Mallow Town Park, Mallow Castle Grounds and Mallow Castle Lower Park have all been interconnected by Cork County Council to create a unique 84-acre amenity park. Over 5km of pathways catering for walkers, runners, and bicycle users has been developed, which promotes and encourages greater use of the outdoor facilities in Mallow.
The Mallow Castle Grounds are a must see for all visitors to Mallow, catering for walkers, heritage and history enthusiasts, nature lovers, kids and families.