Bandon  County Cork


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Bandon like this:

Bandon.-- or Bandon Bridge, market town and township, in pars. of Ballymodan and Kilbrogan, S. co. Cork, on river Bandon, 19 miles SW. of Cork and 186 miles SW. of Dublin by rail -- market town, pop. 4225; township, pop. 3997; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks.Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. ...

It carries on an important corn and provision trade; and there are several tanneries, an extensive distillery, with malting and flour-mills. The river is navigable for barges 4 miles to Inishannon. The town dates its origin from the year 1610, when a settlement of English Protestants was established here by Richard Boyle, first Earl of Cork. B. returned 1 member until 1885.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bandon, in and County Cork | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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