On the N71 road and 30kms from Cork City, the town of Bandon is the largest town in West Cork and is regarded as the gateway to West Cork.

The Bandon River Valley has the finest agricultural land in West Cork and, in a clean, green environment are grown and reared the raw materials that form the ingredients of the food fare for which the area is famous.

The Bandon region is very popular with anglers as there is great salmon and trout fishing in the area.

Bandon Highlights:

  • The West Cork Heritage Centre/ Christchurch
  • The Weir and a walk by the river
  • The Bandon Music Festival
  • The Farmers Market (Saturdays)
  • Bandon Golf Course
  • Bird watching on the river



Take a walk around Bandon and follow the trail to view the town’s historic highlights with the brand new Heritage Map of Bandon, compiled by the Heritage section of Cork County Council (click  here to download it)


Bandon Heritage Map