In Mallow old and new mix in a shopping wonderland
MALLOW is an ideal place to shop for all those special Christmas gifts.
Clothes, jewellery, home furniture and a wide range of fresh foods can all be found in Mallow. These, combined with the knowledge that you will get friendly and efficient service, mean that shopping in Mallow is the perfect option for the discerning bargain hunter.
One of the most striking aspects of the town is the manner in which it has retained its traditional feel despite being a rapidly developing, modern town.
Once best known as an agricultural town, Mallow has also gained a well-deserved reputation for its top-class restaurants, retail outlets and key business initiatives.
In 2006 when Market Square officially opened offering a wide array of retail outlets, modern, spacious offices and a top class cinema, Mallow town was transformed, and it continues to evolve.
However, the old traditional values in the Main St of Mallow have not been lost.
Take for example Davis Street, more commonly known as the Main Street, which has a long standing tradition of family run businesses.
The street, which is probably one of the longest in Ireland, is jam-packed with services. Buzzing with activity it has something to offer for everyone.
During the day, the street is a meeting point for traders and shoppers. At night time, music oozes out from the nightclubs and bars making Mallow an ideal place to relax with friends.
Several attractive lane-ways jut out from the Main St, where a visitor will find even more shops and offices.
At the bottom of the town stands the landmark Clock House building that marks the meeting point of Bridge St and The Spa.
Bridge Street itself has a wide array of beautiful craft and clothes shops along with long-established businesses.
Steeped in history, Mallow Castle nestles in the corner of Bridge Street where a short stroll will lead you through the impressive grounds. On returning to The Spa in Mallow town, an area traditionally associated with healing, one can not fail to be impressed by the sense of culture and antiquity.
The Spa joins easily with the cosmopolitan Market Square and with just a short walk up Muddy Hill, you will find yourself in the heart of this shopping district.
Mallow town, a place to live and work in has a lot to offer for everyone, no matter what your interests are.
Linda Flaherty at Choice’s Café.