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, Blackwater Valley Tourism, Dairygold, Irish Rail and local businesses and accommodation providers for their support, we look forward to welcoming you on board for 2015.