Going against the flow of bank-branch closures, the former West Cork branch of Permanent TSB, in Bandon, is for sale or to let, only because the bank has relocated to a larger premises.

The bank moved into the former Xtravision premises, at nos 78-80 South Main Street, earlier this year, and now the bank’s distinctive premises at no 33 South Main Street is on the market with Sherry FitzGerald Brennan Busteed. The branch, with a retro-style architectural facade of stone and granite arches, limestone carvings and coats of arms, brick, columns and arches, plus leaded, protruding window bays, was built 30 years ago, on the site of a pub, the Temple Bar.

Agent Don Brennan says it is in a prime location on the main street, and measures 171 sq metres, over two levels, all in excellent condition. There’s a pedestrian rear entrance, and the building is suitable for retail, office, or professional services, says Mr Brennan, who has options to sell it, or to lease it. It can be bought for €240,000, or leased at €14,000 pa.

  • Meanwhile, also establishing itself on Bandon’s rejuvenated main retail strip is a planned new fast-food business, at no 14 Pearse Street, opposite Boyle Sports.

Dunderrow/Kinsale family, the O’Mahonys, are completing construction on the site of a former sweet shop that was demolished. It got planning in 2008 for retail and office use, and a change-of-use application was made in December, 2014, and approved. Owner Aoife O’Mahony hopes to be open for summer trade.

Details: Sherry FitzGerald Brennan Busteed, 023-8854444


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