The festival and the people behind it

Jack entertains the crowds at Mallow Castle

The Racing Home for Easter Festival was established in 2010 to encourage those who grew up in the Blackwater Valley region but who have since left, to return home to Mallow and Cork for Easter and enjoy some of the best horse racing in Ireland, activities and festivities the town has to offer as well as encouraging local residents and visiting tourists to participate and enjoy.

Our 3 day festival coincides with the traditional Easter racing meeting at Cork Racecourse Mallow, where there’s a great combination of National Hunt racing and flat racing to be enjoyed.

Local businesses and the wider community have been very supportive of the venture, with people not just volunteering their time to assist with the preparations, but despite the economic downturn, businesses came forward in large numbers to sponsor some of the events, or assist with the costs associated with running a 3 day event.

The festival has enjoyed tremendous backing both locally and nationally. Our thanks to Cork Racecourse Mallow, C103, Mallow Star,Mallow Town Council, Cork County Council, Mallow Publicans, Mallow Chamber, Mallow Town Council, Dairygold and local businesses and accommodation providers for their support, we look forward to welcoming you on board.

The festival provides a much needed boost to the economy of North Cork and the wider Blackwater Valley. Local hoteliers and restaurateurs show their support for the festival by offering special packages for those coming to experience the atmosphere.

  • Entertainment for the whole family

  • Action packed racing

  • Great accommodation offers

  • Great for local business

  • Tremendous local and national backing


Committee Members for Mallow’s Racing Home For Easter Festival 2019

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Become a Partner or Friend of the Festival 2019

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For further information:

Festival Office Administrator

Festival Coordinator: Geri Murphy
Mobile: 085-1185084
Address: Mallow Chamber, Landscape Terrace, P51 T383 , Mallow, Co. Cork

General Information or Racing Tickets
Cork Racecourse Mallow – +353 (22) 50260