The festival and the people behind it.

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.

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.

  • Action packed racing
  • Entertainment for the whole family
  • Great accommodation offers
  • Great for local business
  • Tremendous local and national backing


Committee Members for Mallow’s Racing Home For Easter Festival 2016

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Assorted committee members and dignitories at the 2013 launch
Assorted committee members and elected officials at a festival launch

Mary Kelly, Chairperson
Mobile: 087 9511006  |  Land Line: +353 (0)22 50207
Address: Cork Racecourse Mallow, Killarney Road, Mallow, Co. Cork

Press Related Issues

Sara Mc Mahon, Smack PR
Mobile: 086 2180969

Office Administrator

George Webb
Land Line: +353 (0)22 55660 between 9.30am-4.30pm
Address: Mallow Chamber, c/o Moylans Solicitors, Shortcastle, Mallow, Co. Cork