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Bandon, Co. Cork

Bandon (Droichead na Bandan in Irish) is a lively, bustling town in County Cork that lies on the River Bandon between two hills. The river is well known for its excellent salmon and trout fishing. The main activities of the town are agriculture related, with tourism playing an increasing role.

The name in Irish means "Bridge of the Bandon", a reference to the origin of the town as a crossing-point on the river. It lies 27 km south-west of Cork city and is accessible by bus or car on the main N71 road from Cork.

The town is of historical interest - it was established in 1608 - and still has parts of the original town wall.

Gardens

Lisselan Gardens - Clonakilty County Cork
Lisselan Gardens
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
To have a river running through a garden is a great blessing and Lisselan is a lovely case in point. The 30 acre garden is laid out on the banks of the River Adrigadeen, which provides gorgeous vitas along its sparkling expanse, to a wisteria cov ...
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Golf

The 4th Hole
Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club
Kinsale, Co. Cork
Course Type: Links
Since its official opening on June 1st 1997, the Old Head Golf Links has become one of the most talked-of courses in world golf.  It is built on a 220-acre diamond of land, jutting out over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. The promontory i ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Galley Head Lightkeepers Cottages
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Galley Head Lightkeepers' Houses are beautifully situated on the Dun Dide headland at about 130 feet above sea level overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The houses, in their elevated setting, make an ideal location for relaxing and getting away from ...
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What's On

Kinsale Farmers Market - County Cork - Tuesdays
Kinsale Farmers Market

Short Quay, (in front of Jim Edwards restaurant), Kinsale, County Cork

Tuesdays, 9am - 3pm (closed in January)

Contact: Miles Cattell, milesc ...
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Tourist Attractions

Charles Fort - Kinsale County Cork Ireland
Charles Fort
Kinsale, Co. Cork
Charles Fort is a star shaped fort located on the waters edge in Summercove Kinsale. As one of the largest military installations in Ireland, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The locati ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
This is a very romantic location for weddings and especially attractive off-season when it is quieter, as the two ‘Blue Flag’ beaches at Inchydoney bring crowds to the area in summer - and, at other times of year, the Thalassatherapy ...
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