Monday 24 June 2019

'Blooming Marvellous' in Mallow this weekend

Maria Herlihy

With up to 30,000 expected this weekend for the famed Mallow Home and Garden Show, the business community in Mallow will also be issuing a large welcome with cups of free coffee and free parking.

President of Mallow Chamber of Commerce, Pat Hayes told The Corkman that the annual Mallow Home and Garden Show has brought people from all over the country to the racecourse in Mallow. 

The very active Chamber of Commerce are issuing free Blooming Marvellous vouchers from Friday, May 24 until Sunday, May 26 to conicide with the home and garden show.

The Blooming Marvellous vouchers will enable anyone to get free coffee at Bellagio, Choices, Food Capers, the Hibernian Hotel, Murphy's the Plaza and at The Gallery. 

With the parking, there will be free parking for a half day on Friday and a half day on Saturday, and all the normal time limits will apply. 

Within the town of Mallow there is just shy of 40 businesses offering some fantastic offers with the vouchers, which includes discounts on clothing for adults and children to also discounts on shoes and bags. In addition, a number of restuarants and cafes are offering discounts. 

Mr Hayes said: "We want people to enjoy the Mallow Home and Garden Festival but equally so we want to bring footfall into the town of Mallow. There will be up to 30,000 people going over the weekend to the racecourse and we felt as a Chamber that we could also bring them into our town so that the business community could equally enjoy an economic spin off." 

He said he as delighted so many businesses came on board with the concept and felt by giving a free cup of coffee to its visitors was a "really good local touch of hospitality."