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Just 30kms from Cork City, the prosperous town of Bandon is the largest town in West Cork and is the gateway to the region.

Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, the sea, as always in West Cork, is nearby. It is said that Bandon is ‘7 miles from 7 beaches’. History and heritage are important aspects of the town, Bandon dates back to 1604, and the West Cork Heritage Centre is used frequently by visitors tracing their ancestry.

Located in the heart of the best farmland of West Cork the Bandon River valley is very popular with anglers thanks to the fantastic salmon and trout fishing in the area. The farmers market on Saturdays is a great way to meet local producers and try some local fare.

Photos by Dan Holland.

Getting to Bandon

The town is a 35 minute drive from Cork City and 40 minutes from Cork Airport. You can also take bus 236 from the bus station at Parnell Place or a train from Kent Station in the city to get there.

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