News release courtesy of Mallow Development Partnership of which I am a member of and Vice-Chairman of the Tourism & Heritage Committee who are responsible for creating the Mallow Rebel Trail.
On Sunday next 21st August 2011, the people of Mallow and beyond will have the opportunity of participating and experiencing the new Mallow Rebel Trail prior to its official launch in September. The 2.1km heritage trail will trace Mallow’s War of Independence and Civil War heritage from 1919 to 1923.
Anyone interested in taking part in this unique and historical event are asked to gather at Mallow Railway Station at 2.30pm where the trail will be inaugurated as part of National Heritage Week.
The Rebel Trail will proceed to the various points of interest throughout the town (via the red line) and will end at Mallow bridge. Local historians will give a brief resumé at each point of interest where plaques detailing the significance of each location have been erected. In addition there is the option of purchasing an audio guide which further elaborates on the traumatic events experienced by the people of Mallow during the War of Independence and the subsequent Civil War.
As well as recalling this very important historic period in Mallow, the Rebel Trail is integrated into the town structure and is designed specifically to inform the people who live and visit the town of Mallow of its heritage and assist and promote tourism and local business.
Mallow Development Partnership (MDP) through its Tourism & Heritage sub-committee which is chaired by Tim Sheehan is in partnership with Mallow Town Council, Cork Institute of Technology and the Heritage Council in establishing and promoting the Mallow Rebel Trail.