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The Munster Plantation began after the defeat of the Irish at the Battle of Kinsale in 1601. Bandon was quickly established as a plantation town exclusively for English Protestants who were loyal to the Crown. The Earl of Cork, Richard Boyle, bought the town and implemented a tax from every plough land in Munster to help fund the building of Bandon’s walls.