Festival goes racing back in time

It’s all about horsepower at the Racing Home for Easter Festival in Mallow.

A pre-1940’s vintage car run and display will add to the racing spectacle during a five-day programme of events.

The festival, now in its 4th year, centres around the traditional three-day Easter race meeting at Cork Racecourse Mallow which runs from Mar 30th–Apr 3.

Festival chairperson Mary Kelly said it’s all part of a bumper weekend in Mallow. “Where else would you find racing, fashion, food and craft fair, vintage cars, pet show, jugglers, music and amusements, river raft run and a 10km family cycle? Mallow is definitely the only place to be this Easter Bank Holiday weekend,” she insists.

The festival, she said, was all about showing the best of Mallow.

“Easter Saturday sees the first of three days of top class racing but if that’s not your thing, then family day will be held in the gorgeous surroundings of Mallow Castle.

The castle grounds will play host to staged music acts including Shannon Murphy from RTÉ’s The Voice of Ireland, juggling act Johnny D’Juggler, a 20 foot giant crocodile, rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, carousel and much more.

Easter Sunday is literally jam packed. The town centre will be full of delicious smells and aromas as one of the most popular events, the food and craft fair on Main Street makes a welcome return showcasing the very best local artisan produce.

The pre 1940’s vintage cars will be displayed in Market Square. Organiser Jimmy Bohan says that there has been massive interest in the event. “We’ll have over 60 cars coming from all over Ireland, the UK and Europe to add another element of horsepower to what’s already one of the best weekends to be in Mallow”.

RTÉ presenter and upcoming designer Brendan Courtney will be on hand to judge Best Dressed Lady and Gent on Easter Sunday with €1000 in prize vouchers.

www.racinghomeforeaster.com on Twitter @mallowfestival or on Facebook.com/Racing Home for Easter.


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