Droichead na Banndan (The Bridge of the Bandon
Bandon is situated 19 miles (40km) from Cork City on the N71.
Bandon a small but busy market town on the River Bandon, and a great region for angling.
It has some of the most fertile lands in the West Cork area. It is close for visiting Innishannon,
Upton, Crossbarry or
Enniskeane, and Dunmanway, Ballinscarthy, Clonakilty,
Skibbereen, Belgooly or Kinsale.
The town was founded by Richard Boyle, The great Earl of Cork
who acquired vast Munster Estates and planted them with English
and Scottish settlers.
Bandon Agriculture Show which is held in May each year, which
has something for all such as Gardening slots, Flower arranging,
Music, Animal judging, Dog shows, Vintage displays and more, a
great family day out.
The Humours of BANDON MUSIC FESTIVAL, a festival for lovers of
Irish Music takes place over the June bank each year.
Places to Visit
Bandon Pottery is 2
miles west of Bandon, in West Cork, on the Dunmanway road.
Visitors are welcome to visit the workshop, where you can park
your car and browse at leisure through the well-stocked shelves
displaying the entire range of pottery made on the premises. You
can even watch the potters at work through the purpose-built
Enjoy a walk through Bandon town and call into one of its cafés
and enjoy a coffee and some locally produced confectionery. If
you happen to be in Bandon on a Saturday morning, visit Bandons
Farmers Market where you can purchase everything from Olives, a
variety of artisan breads, locally grown vegetables, chocolate
Beaches close to Bandon include Coolmaine and
Harbour View and Tragumna in Skibbereen, and Inchyadoney near
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