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2024 Walled Town Festival Events

We cannot wait to see you this year. From guided walks to a deep dive through local history. A week long overview of everything you wanted to know about the history of Bandon, but didn't know who to ask. We have them here this August.


Our Family Fun Day on Sunday 25th August is going to be great, we are thrilled to have The School of Irish Archaeology are back, we have new workshops for you to try your hand at past skills, and music, stalls and more. 

From battle reenactments, to juggling, taking part in an archaeological dig, Heritage Skills display such as  coin-making and fun and games there is something for everyone at our family fun day when we bring Bandon of yester-year to life.

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Talks and Walks

Over the course of Heritage Week join us for a series of historical talks covering a variety of topics. From distilling to folk cures - there is something to interest every appetite.


Take part in our guided walks around areas of Bandon showcasing the history within the walls that stood back in the 1600's.

Family Fun Day

We are so looking forward to seeing you all on 25th August for our fantastic FREE family fun day. THis year we are moving location to RIVERVIEW SHOPPING CENTRE 

Bringing the past to life through play. Our family fun day on Sunday 21st August brings history to life for young and old. There is something for everyone.

Battle re-enactments, heritage skill displays and interactive workshops bring the 1600's roaring up to the 21st century!


Music and Performance

2024 we welcome Cork Baroque orchestra for Pitched battles - it could be murder on 16th Century dance floor! at Bandon Methodist Church.

Family workshop - Horrible Harmonies and histories.

We are delighted to once again have 

Brenda Malloy - firm favourite returns this year to present a lunchtime harpist recital.

Family River Event

Take me to the River:
Sunday 18th August 
2 - 4:30 p.m.
Meet at Bandon Footbridge

Be a water hero! Come along and find out what lives in the River Bandon. Come and take part in kick-sampling, ID micro-invertebrates, see how to assess water health, pond dipping and the story of source - sea of the famous Ban Dea. Book with Elaine of Wise Water Academy at the link below.

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