River Bandon

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The River Bandon is a river in County Cork in Ireland. It rises at Nowen Hill (one of the Shehy Mountains), to the north of Drimoleague.

The river then flows to Dunmanway, where it absorbs two local tributaries, the Sally River and the Brewery River, before turning eastward towards the twin villages of Ballineen and Enniskeane. The Bandon then flows through the centre of Bandon town, and on to the village of Innishannon, before draining into Kinsale Harbour on Ireland's south coast.

The River Bandon is famous for its Atlantic Salmon Fishing with the biggest recorded salmon caught in Ireland since 1991 being landed by Bill Canning of Goresbridge Co. Kilkenny on the 7th of July 2008. Mr Canning's Salmon weighed in at 28 lbs and 3 ozs and is on display in the Munster Arms hotel in Bandon town.

Floods of November 2009

On the 19th and 20th of November 2009 the river burst its banks for the first time in many years, causing large-scale flood damage to Bandon town and at other points along the river.

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