The Mealagh Valley Community is a thriving community made up of people of diverse interests and backgrounds. The Community Centre is a place for members of the community and visitors to meet, mingle and have fun in a range of activities.
The Centre has close connections with the school in the valley and we also hope to offer opportunities for education, training and business activities that will help the community to sustain itself for the future generations.
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A family friendly hike up Mullaghmesha, with spectacular views over the valley and Bantry Bay. All funds raised here will go directly to Pieta and Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).
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The Mealagh Valley Community Centre is available for hire for private functions, or if you are interested in hiring the hall to hold a class or other event. Contact Caroline on 086-2055327, or you can contact us through Facebook or by contacting any committee member.
If you would like to be kept up to date on upcoming events, please text your name to 086-2055327 to be included in the Mealagh Valley Community text list. If you are already on our text list and no longer wish to avail of this service then please reply to the text with the word 'stop'.
The valley’s integral beauty and historic interest:
Local tradition suggests that Ireland’s first settlers landed at Du’n na mBarc where the Mealagh river flows into Bantry Bay. According to “The Annals of the Four Masters”, it was Noah’s granddaughter Ceasair who, with fifty girls and three men, Bith, Ladhra and Fintan, landed here in the year of the great deluge. The Mealagh Valley’s northern road travels east from Dunamark as far as the Barrabui at its eastern end. From Gowlanes bridge the valley’s southern road travels west back towards Bantry town.