Bandon County Cork


Bandon often stated as the gateway to West Cork, is located approximately 40km from Cork city on the N71 road. There was once a railway service that run most routes to the towns but not the cities and was closed down as it was not commercialy effective.

Bandon was founded in the early 17th century by Richard Boyle who was the Earl of Cork. Parts of the original town wall are still there to see.

Bandon today is a lively market town, as the most popular activities in the town are agricultural but tourism is getting increasingly more popular.

Bandon town lies on the river Bandon, which runs to the sea at Kinsale.

The Bandon river is well known for it's trout fishing and Salmon and is extremely popular with local and tourist anglers.

Bandon has a Farmers market every thursday, normally at a supermarket car park. There is an annual Bandon music festival. Bandon pottery is just about 5km from the town on the road to Dunmanway.

You can observe the pottery being made on site. There are special viewing windows built for the visitor to watch potters working.







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