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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

Monkstown Golf Club - Cork City Ireland
Monkstown Golf Club
Cork City, Co. Cork
Course Type: Parkland
Monkstown Golf Club was founded in 1908 and was extended from 9 to 18 holes in 1971. It is a challenging parkland course over 5,663 yards from the back tees and provides a test for all levels of golfer. Monkstown Golf Club enjoys a unique setting ...
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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

Clonakilty Farmers Market - County Cork - Thursdays
Clonakilty Farmers Market

Location: Venue Yard, Behind O'Donovan's Hotel, Clonakilty

Every Thursday 10am - 2pm

Contact: Chairperson ( Elected) Greta Kelly 086 23 ...
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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

The Rectory - Wedding Venue Glandore County Cork Ireland
The Rectory
Glandore, Co. Cork
In a prime location overlooking Glandore harbour in West Cork, this handsome 19th century residence makes a wonderful wedding venues. There is a choice of churches locally, including a delightful Church of Ireland next door, and wedding blessings ...
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