We’re excited to get our hands on another interesting project in Ireland – the 16th one in the last five years. Bandon is a small town southwest of Cork, known as the Gateway to West Cork because of its position on the main route from Cork to the southwestern coast.
But, Bandon is pushing back on its label of being a route through to somewhere else.
We’ve been tasked with creating a strategy that will capture the passing day visitor.
Sue Manley, Placemarque’s Strategy Director, said:
“On this one, we’ll be working with heritage expert Judith Hill to highlight Bandon’s historic connections through interpretation boards, as well as helping visitors to find their way with wayfinding cues and signs.”
Bandon is a mix of old and new, from the characterful shop frontages to modern developments like the town library as it hugs the River Bandon on its way to the sea at Kinsale.
Over the past five years we’ve worked with Ireland’s tourism board Fáilte Ireland and numerous local authorities in the region to deliver new wayfinding strategies. This time, we’re also teaming up with Aecom to take a fresh look at how we can uncover and celebrate Bandon’s unique story.
The first phase of work is underway: we’re getting stuck into researching Bandon’s history and what makes it worth a longer look.