Bandon Updates & Message Board


Happy New Year 2017

posted 31 Dec 2016, 09:27 by Trevor Collins   [ updated 31 Dec 2016, 09:33 ]

On behalf of the www.bandon.ie website, I'd like to wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
Best wishes for 2017.
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Fashion Show in aid of Breast Cancer

posted 10 Oct 2016, 06:25 by Trevor Collins

We are organising our annual fashion show in aid of Breast Cancer at Kevin O' Leary's Centra. It will be held in the Munster Arms hotel in Bandon, on Wednesday 19th October at 8pm. Tickets are €14 each and are available from our two Centra stores in Bandon, or on the door on the night.

This year is our sixth year holding the event, and so far we have raised in excess of 22,000 euro. The event is becoming very well known in the town and we are lucky to get such great support from local and not so local businesses and people.

The event is not only supporting this worthy cause, but it also supports the local businesses/ owners who were devastated in the floodings in recent years.

There will be many great spot prizes available on the night, thanks to the massive amount of support we have received, and it promises to be a greatly entertaining night.

Kind Regards
Marretta Atkinson
Manager
0238852121/0870690333
Centra/Topaz
New Road
Bandon
Cork
p72n766

Developing Bandon - Initiatives in the pipeline

posted 7 Oct 2016, 14:05 by Bandon Website

Check out the following two initiatives that you are invited to participate in 2 initiatives:

Flood Related:

National Flood Conference

Gullane’s Hotel

Ballinasloe

October 15th 2016

10am -4pm

To whom it concerns

Irish National Flood Forum (INFF) is hosting the National Flood Conference in Gullanes Hotel, Ballinasloe on Saturday October 15th 2016. It’s been a few years since the last national conference and with the increase in the frequency of flooding in recent years it is important that we renew our efforts to host this event.

 

Conferences of this nature are a vital tool in communicating with all the stakeholders of the progress made by the OPW and other state/voluntary agencies in flood alleviation measures.  Keynote Speakers on the day include the following:

·        Minister Sean Canney OPW

·        Paul Cobbing- CEO of National Flood Forum UK

·        Mark Adamson OPW

·        Liesbeth Van Paap- Director of Rijkswaterstat in Holland

·        Monica Lee- Principal Geologist GIS

We are delighted to have a very distinguished line up of speakers who will no doubt update our knowledge in each of their specialist areas. The conference is scheduled to start at 10am and will be chaired by Jack Murray ofMediahq.com

 

Ballinasloe is on the motorway and is a town that has had repeated serious flooding in 2009 and 2015 and has also seen the benefit of investment in flood protection measures in some parts of the town. There is ample free car parking to the rear of Gullane’s Hotel.

 

We sincerely hope that will be able to attend. Your presence will add much to what we expect to be a very worthwhile and informative conference. 

 

Please forward the brochure to any relevant people in your community that may benefit from attending.

 

Regards

Michael Tully

Ballinasloe

0879975292



2. Planning ahead: RSVP by 20th Oct:


Bandon Enterprise Town event takes place today:

posted 7 Oct 2016, 08:15 by Trevor Collins

Do your best to make it to the Riverview Shopping Centre where Bank of Ireland are hosting the Enterprise Town initiative.

This is for business people, customers and sportspeople where firms and activities undertaken will be featured.
Check out the following video:

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town initiative


October 2016: Bank of Ireland has announced that Enterprise Town will be coming to Bandon on Friday, 7 th October from 5pm-8pm and Saturday, 8th October from 10am-1pm in the Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork. The events will feature a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as plenty of family friendly activities. The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event has been organised by the Bank in partnership with the local community. The initiative aims to promote enterprise and drive business momentum for local businesses and the wider sports and social community in Bandon and surrounding areas by connecting with the communities in these areas to showcase what the area has to offer. Events are free to attend for all the family and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.

Over 70 exhibitors are already registered with more expected. A Business Expo will take place on Friday, with Gavin Duffy of Dragons Den hosting a panel discussion. Participants include Gerard Brickley, CEO Bandon Co-op, Micheal Brennan from SMBCLIX and Kate Ryan from Flavour.ie.

On Saturday, at the Sports and Community Expo, a panel discussion is being chaired by Liam Sheedy, All Ireland Winning Hurling Manager. Other participants include Deirdre Hosford of Operation Transformation, Brian O Driscoll, Cork Senior Footballer and Laura McSweeney, European Champion Athlete. Other clubs and organisations getting involved include 
Athletics, GAA, Karate and Martial Arts, the Rotary Club, Mens Shed, Scouts, Tidy Towns, the Walking Club, RNLI and West Cork MABS.

Enterprise Town comes to Bandon - A Bank of Ireland initiative.

posted 21 Sep 2016, 03:27 by Trevor Collins

Bank of Ireland welcomes Enterprise Town to Bandon

Special Guests include:

Gavin Duffy, Entrepreneur

Liam Sheedy, All Ireland Winning Hurling Manager

Deirdre Hosford of Operation Transformation

Brian O’Driscoll, Cork Senior Footballer

Laura McSweeney, European Champion Athlete

Elmarie Mawe of 96FM

 

October 2016: Bank of Ireland has announced that Enterprise Town will be coming to Bandon on Friday, 7th October from 5pm-8pm and Saturday, 8th October from 10am-1pm in the Riverview Shopping Centre, Bandon, Co. Cork. The events will feature a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as plenty of family friendly activities. The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event has been organised by the Bank in partnership with the local community. The initiative aims to promote enterprise and drive business momentum for local businesses and the wider sports and social community in Bandon and surrounding areas by connecting with the communities in these areas to showcase what the area has to offer. Events are free to attend for all the family and are open to both customers and non-customers of Bank of Ireland.

 Over 70 exhibitors are already registered with more expected. A Business Expo will take place on Friday, with Gavin Duffy of Dragons Den hosting a panel discussion. Participants include Gerard Brickley, CEO Bandon Co-op, Micheal Brennan from SMBCLIX and Kate Ryan from Flavour.ie.

 On Saturday, at the Sports and Community Expo, a panel discussion is being chaired by Liam Sheedy, All Ireland Winning Hurling Manager. Other participants include Deirdre Hosford of Operation Transformation, Brian O Driscoll, Cork Senior Footballer and Laura McSweeney, European Champion Athlete. Other clubs and organisations getting involved include Athletics, GAA, Karate and Martial Arts, the Rotary Club, Mens Shed, Scouts, Tidy Towns, the Walking Club, RNLI and West Cork MABS.

 There is something for everyone with lots of activities for all age groups including performances from Ballinspittle Cheoltas, Newcestown Cheoltas, a ballet troupe and face-painting for the kids. Music will be provided by local band ‘The Shruggs’. Elmarie Mawe of 96FM will compere a fashion show, featuring local boutiques, Bank of Ireland’s BizWorld awards and local school awards are also showcased during the extensive programme of events. 

 Speaking about Enterprise Town, Head of Bank of Ireland Cork County, Eilis Mannion, commented; “We are delighted to welcome Enterprise Town to Bandon. The local community have embraced this initiative wholeheartedly and working together, we have organised a very exciting programme of activity.

 “The event will be free to attend and is open to all. It is a fantastic opportunity for the community to see the level of enterprise here in Bandon. I would encourage local businesses and the wider community to engage with this initiative and enjoy the exciting programme of activities scheduled.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in helping to organise and exhibit at this event from the Enterprise Town Committee,” concluded Eilis Mannion.

For more information contact Naomi Keating, Bank of Ireland Group Communications

076-6234772 / 087 970 3769

 

Bandon Walled Towns Festival 2016

posted 2 Aug 2016, 15:54 by Trevor Collins

Check out the attached files which give  a flavour on the exciting activities taking place in Bandon to mark this action-filled week!

Bandon Music Festival 2016 - 20 years of fun

posted 30 May 2016, 11:46 by Trevor Collins



Saturday 4th June
The Riptide Movement
Support: Ruby Jude
Gates 6.30pm
Buy Tickets Now...
Sunday 5th June
Delorentoes
Support act: Jupe
Gates 6.30pm
Buy Tickets Now...
Ticket Information
€20 for an adult weekend ticket
€15 per adult day ticket
€15 per teenager weekend ticket (13-17yrs) 
€10 per teenager day ticket (13-17yrs)

Tickets are available from Tickets.ie, O’Farrell’s Newsagents Bandon and at the Festival Box Office on the night.

See attached posters for reference or click on http://www.bandonmusicfestival.com/

Date for your diary: Oct 21 & 22

posted 30 May 2016, 11:34 by Bandon Website

Dear All

The Heritage Council has chosen Bandon to host a "Solving Our Own Problems" session this year.  Carrick on Suir had one last year - see attached report and positive outcomes.  The feedback from Carrick was very positive.

The session will happen on Friday evening 6/6:30pm - 8:30/9pm and Saturday 10-5pm, the 21st & 22nd October.  It will  open on the Friday evening with a series of lectures by the different experts (one in each of Heritage, Tourism, Retail, Architecture and Schools).  On Saturday morning there will be a walk around town in relevant groups identifying areas which could do with improvement/development - lunch is provided - then a sit down session in the afternoon to come up with a workable strategy.

Hope this is of interest and you will keep the dates free in your diaries.

Kind Regards

2016 Bandon Show

posted 22 May 2016, 15:16 by Trevor Collins

Some great images of a wonderful 'Community' show which suited all tastes are now available on the Bandon Town Facebook page.
Check out: https://www.facebook.com/BandonTown/ for a taste of a wonderful day for all the family.

Well done to organisers and participants!

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