Mallow Public Realm Plan

Mallow is the largest town in North Cork and the administrative centre for the region. Its population stands is currently approaching twenty thousand residents. Growth projections for the town are also significant, but in the absence of an attractive public realm it is likely that future residential growth will continue to be peripheral.

Mallow town centre contains traces of medieval, Georgian and contemporary development and retains an attractive historic core. However recent decades have seen utilitarian functions dominate the public realm, most notably car parking.

This has contributed to a neglected appearance and a severance of the buildings from their historic public spaces. This Public Realm Plan seeks to counter this trend with a reorientation to a civic public realm, where public life is put at the heart of the town.