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Bandon Town know in Irish as Droichead na Banndan - The Bridge of the Bandon River. 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 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.

Bandon Events & Festivals: 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 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 viewing windows.

Explore Bandon: 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 and cheeses.

Beaches close to Bandon include Coolmaine and Harbour View and Tragumna in Skibbereen, and Inchyadoney near Clonakilty. If you are planning you holiday why not stay in Bandon check out the Bed and Breakfast deals.

It is close for visiting Innishannon, Upton, Crossbarry or Enniskeane, and Dunmanway, Ballinscarthy, Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Belgooly or Kinsale. is situated 19 miles (40km) from Cork City on the N71.

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