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Bandon, the name of a river and town in County Cork, Ireland. The river rises in the Carbery Mountains, and after a course of 40 miles flows into the bay of Kinsale, where it forms a harbour. Spenser mentions it as "pleasant Bandon, crowned by many a wood." The town, sometimes called Bandonbridge, is on the river, 13 miles from Cork, and has a bridge of six arches. It is a well-built town of stone, with good public edifices. The chief industry is dyeing, especially in blue.