Cork Racecourse Race meetings take place regularly at Cork Racecourse Mallow which is situated 10 minutes from the hotel. Click here for details of our special offers. Racing Packages Golf in Cork For the Golf enthusiast Mallow Golf Club, an 18 hole golf club, is 4 minutes from the hotel. Golf Packages Blackwater Fishing Breaks The Blackwater catchment area is ideal for trout, salmon, and perch fishing. Ballyhass Lakes is a man made lake which offers a catch and release system (daily rates apply), Ballyhass lakes are situated approx 8 miles from the Hotel. Fishing Packages The Racing Home for Easter Festival Every year Mallow has a 3-5 day Festival tying in with the Easter Racing at Cork Racecourse Mallow. With fun for all the family, it really is worth a visit. Learn more here: Racing Home for Easter Festival. Turning on the Christmas Lights! Every year at the start of the Christmas season, Mallow has a ceremony to mark the turning on of the Christmas lights. Santa usually makes an appearance, there is street entertainment and of course the lights are turned on. Watch out for news on Mallow.ie. Hill Walking, Hiking, Mountain Biking and More Mallow is centrally located within driving distance of several mountain ranges: Ballyhoura, Boggeragh, Caha, Comeragh, Derrynasaggart, Dingle Peninsula, Galtee, Iveragh Peninsula, Knockmealdown, Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, Mangerton, Shehy, Silvermine, Slieve Mish, Slieve Miskish Mountains. Some are longer drives than others. The Ballyhoura, Galtee and Boggeragh Mountains are the closest. There are many more walking, hiking and biking trails now than there were before – start your research here: Mountains of Munster. For more information on local walks and activities visit Mallow.ie. Fun for Little Kids There is a town park and play park within a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Cross the road and turn right. A few doors down is a pedestrian ally way that leads to Tesco car park which is on Park Road. To the left on Park Road is a play park. Mallow also has a children’s adventure play centre, Little Rascals Fun World, on the other side of town. If you are looking for something a little different, take a look in the Local Library for upcoming children’s activities. Cinema Mallow has a multiplex cinema with both 2D and 3D movies. Liscarroll Donkey Sanctuary The Donkey Sanctuary is a short drive away. Why not visit the donkeys and support the charity by buying something in the gift shop? The have a fantastic setup. Read more here: The Donkey Sanctuary. Doneraile Park and Tea Rooms A visit to Doneraile Wild Life Park and Tea Rooms makes for a great day trip. There is plenty to see and do, from photography to park walks, from playing in the elaborate play park to rolling down a grassy hill! Some of the park’s residents are deer, rabbits, swans, ducks, and other wildlife. The flora is wide ranging with many different types of trees, shrubs and flowers. The Tea Rooms have a fantastic rating on tripadvisor too!