Bandon Grammar School

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Bandon Grammar School is a secondary school situated in Bandon, County Cork, Ireland.


Bandon Grammar is a mixed fee paying school which caters for both day students and boarding students. Currently, Bandon Grammar accepts many international students from countries such as Germany, Spain, and France.

Bandon Grammar has released a brand new block in September 2011 opened by past student Graham Norton.


Bandon Grammar School was founded in 1641 by Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork.

Notable past students

  • Graham Norton, TV chat show host and actor. Norton attended BGS and finished his leaving cert in 1981.[1]
  • Darren Sweetnam, Munster rugby player and former Cork hurler.
  • Lennox Robinson, playwright and Director of the Abbey Theatre, contemporary of W.B. Yeats.


  1. ^ Riegel, Ralph (16 October 2010). "Graham proves a class act on return to school". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 

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