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Bandon, County Cork

county corkBandon (Droichead na Bandan in Irish meaning "Bridge of the Bandon") is a town in County Cork situated on the River Bandon between two hills. The name is a reference to the origin of the town as a crossing-point on the river. Bandon is sometimes called the "Gateway to West Cork".

>When visiting Bandon there are many sights to see and things to do that will interest any tourists to the south of Ireland.

You can enjoy a game of golf, fishing in the river Bandon or walks. Bandon has also several attractions of interest such as the West Cork Heritage Centre situated in the former Christ Church which is a unique exhibition in which visitors are transported through time to experience Bandon town as it was in times past. Timoleague Castle Garden is a charming informal garden on the banks of the Argideen river which has been created by five generations of the Travers family. Also, the ruins of a 13th century tower built by the Barrymores stands here.

Thousands of visitors enjoy events in Bandon, Bandon Summer Fest which is a family orientated festival run by a voluntary committee held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, or The Bandon Music Festival which takes place every June Bank Holiday weekend in Bandon.

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