a guide to tracing your ancestors in bandon, cork. ireland


contact:  email:   Kilbrogan House, Bandon, Co Cork.  Ireland

Bandon Historical Journals (BHJ)
Griffiths Valuations & Tithe Applotments
Bandon MPs 1631-1797
Land Owners in 1876
Local Directories
Bandon Provosts from 1765
Bandon Leases & tenancies
Reference Tools
Bernard Scale Index -1775
Military Records
Census records
Miscellaneous lists 1700s - 1800s
Miscellaneous photos of 1920s
House photos from ca 1911
Photos of Bandon People 1911
Newspapers - Bandon Articles
Bandon Business Advertisements
Notes from Bandon in 1844
Bandon Schools
emigrant records

Bandon, County Cork.  A Social History of North Main Street and Kilbrogan Hill
North Main Street
The Tresilian Family of County Cork - Landowners and Bandon Merchants

Welcome to the genealogy site of the town and surrounding area of Bandon, Co Cork.  This site is being put together to help those researching their roots specifically in and around Bandon.  It is provided free of charge to the users.  Additions to the site will be on-going and we will endeavour to mention these on our blog.  We are currently compiling directories for the 1700s and early 1800s based on information from various sources such as deeds, wills etc.  We will keep adding to these as we receive new information.
We are always happy to receive contributions of historical or genealogical interest for the Bandon area.  Please email us at with any suggestions or additions that you may have.

Copies of many of the Bandon church records are held at THE WEST CORK HERITAGE CENTRE which is located in the former Church of Ireland - Christchurch on North Main Street, Bandon, Co Cork.  Advertised opening hours for the year are as follows:-

1st May, 2017 - 30th September, 2017  10am to 5pm.To view church records at the centre, please contact John Hurley to arrange a day and time as this centre is manned by volunteers & may not always be open during the advertised hours. Please note that we are not part of this centre.

Our latest publication entitled 'Bandon, County Cork.  A Social History of North Main Street and Kilbrogan Hill' is now available on Amazon.  We have inserted the chapter titles and index on this site.  Well known Bandon families such as the Bennetts, Tresilians, Cornwalls, Teulons, Baldwins and Hornibrooks lived for a time on the street and we have done our best to identify the exact houses where they lived and/or held leases.

Our first publication entitled 'The Tresilian Family of County Cork - Landowners and Bandon Merchants' is also available on Amazon and the chapter titles and index are listed on this site.  The Tresilians married into well known Bandon families such as the Pophams, Sullivans, Allmans, Belchers, Bernards, Seymours, Jenkins and Jagoes.

A new publication entitled 'Murragh - A Place of Graves' has just been released.  It provides a very detailed analysis of the graveyard and families buried there.

Murragh - A Place of Graves

Churches & graveyards/inscriptions
Parish Records
Bandon Marriages - 1847-1862
Wills & Abstracts
Maps of townlands
Townland Descriptions
street name changes
bandon family trees links
The Bernards of Castle Bernard
The Bernards of Palace Anne -
Ancestors of Justin Trudeau
The Frekes of Castle Freke
The Tresilian Family
useful bandon research links
bandon family queries

Bandon leases and tenancies
Bandonbridge Survey of 1717 (section one)
Bandonbridge Survey of 1717 (section two)
Bandon Property Holders List 1837
Bandon Poor Law Electoral Lists 1844

map showing Bandon

Contact us:   Kilbrogan House, Bandon, Co Cork.  00 353 23 8844935