Bandon (Irish: Droichead na Bandan) is a town in County Cork, Ireland. It lies on the River Bandon
between two hills. The name in Irish means "Bridge of the Bandon", a
reference to the origin of the town as a crossing-point on the river. In
2004 Bandon celebrated its quatercentenary. The town is sometimes called the "Gateway to West Cork" and it had a population of 6,640 at the 2011 census.