West Cork Historical Society

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The River Bandon is theoretically to undergo a lot of redevelopment as the Flood Relief scheme kicks into gear.

There’s an amazingly detailed document here which outlines the historical background of the river as it journeys through Bandon town. Right now the river is very low and a lot of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century bulwarks can be clearly seen. The weir, particularly, is presently revealed in all its fine solidity.

I understand the Victorian footbridge is to be replaced, and the present road bridge re-strengthened plus some serious excavation of the main bed.

It’d be interesting to see some popular presentation of the town’s archaeology in this context. Maybe in the August Heritage Week?


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