Sunday 22 September 2019

Mallow's military past on parade at the library

The 'Mallow In Uniform' event at Mallow Library will be launched on Wednesday, August 14 at 2.30pm.

Old uniforms on display will include those from the Old IRA, P.D.F., F.C.A., and Civil Defence, amongst others. Photographs will also be on display at the event.

Bill Egar will officially open Mallow In Uniform, which is organised by the Heritage Committee of Mallow Development Group and all are welcome.

The event is free to all, and the event is suitable for children under 12.

'Mallow In Uniform' is part of Heritage Week, which runs from August 17-25, with the theme this year being 'Pastimes and Past Times'. This theme encourages people to take a stroll through local history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways from sports and storytelling to music and craft.

In the County of Cork close to 140 different events will be taking place in over 50 different locations, such mid and North Cork examples including Baile Bhuirne, Banteer, Buttevant, Carrigadrohid, Castletownroche, Charleville, Churchtown, Coachford, Doneraile, Fermoy, Kilmurry, Kiskeam, Knockraha, Lombardstown, Macroom, Mallow, Mitchelstown and Tullylease.

It is shaping up to be another wonderful week for all those who love heritage and for those seeking to learn that bit more about the people and the place that we call home.

For more information on heritage week visit or visit to download a copy of the Heritage Week Events Guide for County Cork 2019.

Copies can also be picked up in local libraries or requested by emailing

Heritage Week offers so much for people and is now just around the corner - the countdown is well underway.