Raceday in Mallow for Marymount

Graham Lynch, Marketing Executive with Marymount University Hospital and Hospice with author and fashion editor, Annmarie O'Connor, pictured with bus driver Benny Ellard at the announcement of an exclusive VIP package ahead of Marymount's first race day on Saturday, August 17th at Cork Racecourse, Mallow. (Picture: Brian Lougheed)

A charity raceday in association Marymount University Hospital & Hospice will be held at Cork Racecourse Mallow on August 17 to race much needed funds for the hospice which allows those suffering with a terminal illness to live out their final days in peace and comfort. 

The first race is set for 1.25pm, with the last going to post at 4.55pm. Music after racing will be provided by Chris Kavanagh, DJ Stevie G and Louise Morrissey with Handipak. 

All proceeds from August 17 will go directly to Marymount’s specialist community palliative care services.

This vital service supports those living at home with a serious illness in Cork City and County. 

Marymount heavily relies on donations to maintain the vital services that their palliative care nurses offer.

Thanks to Woodlands Catering, there will be plenty of hospitality options available to cater for everyone’s tastes, from Champagne Afternoon Tea in the pavilion, to a four-course meal in the restaurant overlooking the final furlong. 

Iarnrod Eireann will also kindly be running a service from Cork Kent to Mallow Train Station. Tickets are available exclusively online with us, and include admission to the races. 

Arrive in style

The Lennon Courtney Most Stylish Lady Competition will be judged by Brendan Courtney, of Lennon Courtney and Off The Rails, and Annmarie O’Connor, best-selling author, fashion writer, and award-winning stylist.

Ladies will have the chance to win a personal-styling session with Brendan and Annmarie.

The Best Dressed Man competition will be judged by Louis Copeland, and the prize is a bespoke suit from Louis himself.

The Lee Travel Best Dressed Couple Competition gives stylish couples the chance to win a weekend in London for two in a top class hotel, with tickets for the London Eye to top it all off.


There will be a Kids Zone sponsored by Dairygold to keep the kids entertained with bouncy castles, entertainers, face painting, and much more. 


Tickets are €20 per person. Please note that there will be no concession tickets available in advance or on the day as this is a fundraising event for Marymount Hospice. 

There is also a VIP Package available for the day which includes complimentary travel to and from the racecourse from Cork City, provided by Ireland’s leading private bus and coach operator Aircoach, along with admission to the racecourse and delicious Afternoon Tea and a glass of bubbly in the Pavilion Grandstand.

Tickets for the VIP package including transport must be purchased in advance of August 17th by calling Marymount directly on (021) 4501201.