Bandon Updates & Message Board

Building links to promote Bandon

posted 5 Mar 2019, 14:01 by Trevor Collins

Just a quick note to keep you up to date on what we are hoping to undertake over the next few months....

The website is a specific website that promotes the best that Cork city and County has to offer. We hope to be able to promote the activities of Pure Cork and foster a relationship that showcases the best that Bandon has to offer.

Our primary focus is on the many resources available in Bandon, things to do and places to visit. We shall also undertake a few activities to promote the advantages of doing your trade in Bandon.

See: for interesting updates.

Bandon Business Association re-established.

posted 24 Sep 2018, 14:42 by Bandon Website

Great news for Bandon on hearing that the Bandon Business Association has been re-established.
This is great news for both business and customers in Bandon. 

Details on how to join will be posted when available.

It is important for any business in the general Bandon area to consider joining this organisation as the association will endeavour to represent the businesses in the town and to help increase footfall and trade within the town.

Best of luck to all involved.

Promoting Businesses in Bandon.

posted 13 Sep 2018, 06:35 by Trevor Collins

We are planning a promotion activity in conjunction with one of the schools in Bandon to give every business and voluntary organisation a presence on the website.

This initiative has been a long time coming .... it was originally suggested over a year ago but due to time constraints, it not not become a reality.

The plan is that over the next few weeks, TY students will explain the concept to the business owners in the town and invite them to participate. Data will be collected from businesses such as contact details, location, website address etc and these details will be posted on a separate page for each firm.

We hope to have a full town presence on the website by Spring 2019.

N.B Your page on the Bandon website is Free! No charge .... ever!!!!

More details will be made available here and through the Bandon Town Facebook page.

See the attached resource file which outlines the type of data being collected.

Planning ahead

posted 10 Sep 2018, 01:42 by Trevor Collins

Please keep an eye on both this website and the Bandon Town Facebook page for updates on a business initiative to enable businesses to have an online presence on the website.
This is a follow up to a project that was mooted before but for various reasons, did not take off the ground.
The master plan is to encourage an on-line presence for all firms who operate out of the Bandon area.

Merry Christmas

posted 26 Dec 2017, 08:38 by Trevor Collins

Just a quick note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you to all of our supporters and here's hoping that you keep your business in Bandon in order to keep Bandon in business!

Promoting Bandon - Your opportunity to participate

posted 20 Jul 2017, 12:48 by Bandon Website

A copy of an email sent earlier this evening looking for feedback and volunteers to help promote our town:

Hi Folks.

Apologies in advance if it is being sent to old or redundant email address. Please email me on if you would prefer to be removed from this mailing list.

I've been in contact with a few local business people recently and old ideas of 'joined -up-thinking' to help promote Bandon came to the fore. 

The purpose of this email is to inform you that we hope to undertake activities to improve communication between the different stakeholders in Bandon over the coming months. The long term plan is to promote Bandon as a place to shop, work and live in.

These activities may include brainstorming on promoting Bandon and the many events that take place locally.

This may also include the following:
  1. Creating a business to business communication system. (Develop stronger links between the many local businesses.)
  2. Developing activities to promote Bandon. (Imagine if we had a Bandon Car Show or a Bandon Comedy Festival????)
  3. Supporting local community initiatives.
  4. Promoting local businesses.
We would encourage all business users to review the website and look up their business listing, address and location on the interactive map. (As before, please email me with any updates / corrections)

We are also using the Bandon Town Facebook ( as a way of promoting what is happening.

Both of the above are available to highlight the many activities that take place in Bandon. (Priority is to promote voluntary, sporting and charitable activities) We shall however develop stronger business links with both the website and Facebook page over the coming months.

A key point to note is that all of the promotional work is done on a voluntary basis. As firms are still recovering from tough times, all of the work done is being completed without any charge.

If you have any ideas or suggestions ..... please get in contact. Various initiatives have taken place over the years and we hope to take the best of these and improve upon them.

Bandon Walled Town Festival

posted 20 Jul 2017, 11:08 by Trevor Collins

Canadian Prime Minister's links to Bandon:

posted 20 Jul 2017, 11:03 by Trevor Collins

Canadian Prime Minister's links to Bandon:

Maybe you know this already, but just in case, Canada had a federal election last October and the new Prime Minister's maternal grandmother Kathleen Sinclair's maiden name was Bernard. 

She was a direct-line descendant of Arthur Bernard of Palace Anne, son of Francis Bernard and Elizabeth Freke, mentioned on the Bandon Genealogy website. 

Arthur's brother Francis was politician and the ancestor to the Earls of Bandon.

Perhaps we might be able to invite him (and his family) to Bandon on his next visit to Ireland!

Video on Bandon

posted 20 Jul 2017, 11:01 by Trevor Collins

Well done to McEvoy Productions on a piece of magic...... Enjoy!!!

Photos of the 2017 Make Your Mark On Cancer walk

posted 20 Jul 2017, 11:00 by Trevor Collins

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