Notices – 10th February 2019


Station for Kilnagnady/Briar Hill & Tuough on Friday 15th February at 7.30pm at Denise & Gerard Kiely’s.  Station for Raheen & Ballymountain North on Saturday 23rd February at 11am at Geraldine & Gerard Burke’s.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Eudie Walsh, Enniskeane who died recently.  We also pray for Sr. Peggy O’Leary, Ballyregan/Wales who died recently.


We pray for Patrick R & Mary O’Sullivan, Coolmoreen, Mary Forde, Ballymurphy South, Francis Barrett, The Village, Mary Crowley, Kanturk, (Baby) Niamh Yates, Crossbarry, Joan & Christy Nolan, Dromkeen, Sonny Nolan, Ballymountain and Fr. John Cotter, Crowhill.

Minister of the Eucharist Rota (Innishannon)

The new rota is ready for collection.

Irish Catholic Newspapers

Are available in O’Murchu’s shop and no longer available in the church.

St Mary’s Church Choir Innishannon

New members are most welcome.  We now ask you to use the talent of your voice in the glory of God and support the Parish.  Just call to the choir after 11.30 mass or practice Wed night or phone Breda 085-8118089.  We look forward to your help & support.

Days of Recollection

Guided by the writings of the Servant of God, Mother Marie Adele Garnier (1838-1924), Foundress of the Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre, OSB.  Saturday 23rd February 2019The theme this month is: The Beatitudes.  St. Benedict’s Priory, the Mount, Cobh, Co. Cork.  Begins at 9am with Holy Mass and Adoration.  1st talk at 11am. Day ends with tea at 3.30.  Lunch provided, donations welcome to cover costs.  To book your place or to arrange to stay in our retreat house at any time, please contact:  Mother Prioress:  021-4811 354.

Local School Enrolments 2019/2020

Scoil Eoin Enrolment 2019/2020 Enrolment of pupils for next school year is currently taking place. Download an application form at Contact details for the school are: office phone 021-4775457, mobile 086-4106194, e-mail Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh sí.

Scoil Mhaoilíosa Enrolment & Open Day 2019/2020 Scoil Mhaoilíosa Knockavilla N.S. are now taking enrolments for September 2019, and our Open Day will be held on Wednesday27th February 1.40-2.40 p.m.  Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website and you can also ring the school for more information at 021-4775662/085 2521422.

Castlelack N.S Enrolment 2019/2020 Castlelack N.S. is open for Enrolment.  Please contact the school by email or phone.  Our email address: and our phone is manned on Monday & Wednesday’s from 12-3pm at 023-8843786.

Gurranes N.S Enrolment 2019/2020 Gurrane N.S is will be taking enrolments for the coming school year 2019 – 2020, from 25th Feb – March 1st. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website  The enrolment day for children coming into school will be confirmed shortly.

Cork & Ross Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019.

10-15th June, 5 nights, full board accommodation.  Booking forms available from the pilgrim section in Joe Walsh Tours, 117 Patrick Street 021-4277959.  Enquiries for sick/assisted section to: The Pilgrimage Director, V.Rev Canon James O’Donovan, Parochial House, Ballinlough, Cork tel 021-4292296.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Come join us on 14th Feb: CPR & defibrillator talk, 21st Feb: Talk with Colette O’Connor from St. Michaels, 28th Feb: Bingo, 7th March: Talk on crime protection & awareness, 14th March: Music with Michael O’Brien.  All welcome.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Valley Rovers Ladies Football Family Bingo

On Sunday 10th February at 3pm in Innishannon parish hall.  Raffle prizes and Teas/coffee.  Baking/spot prize donations would be gratefully appreciated and can be dropped to the hall from 11-1pm on the morning of the 10th February.  All welcome.

Tidy Towns Table Quiz

On Friday 15thFeb at 8pm in Barrett’s Bar, Tidy Towns will hold their annual Table Quiz with Jim Kilduff as Quiz Master.  This is our annual fund raiser to enable Tidy Towns to continue planting trees and shrubs and generally improve our beautiful village.  It is also a very sociable and fun filled occasion.  We will be delighted to see you there!

Innishannon Flower & Garden Club

Will hold their February meeting on Wednesday 13th at 8pm in Barrett’s Lounge. Guest speaker is Mary Sweetnam. Mary will address “Spring Time in the garden” and will give us lots of helpful tips and practical ideas. Everybody welcome.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group

We are holding our next Defibrillator and C.P.R. training course on Monday, Feb 11th in Upton 6.30pm to 10pm. The course is run by trained personnel and you will receive a certificate (Irish Heart Foundation). Call Tom 086-8207540 or Nora 086-2851553.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Lotto Results

4th Feb, Numbers drawn – 22, 28, 31.  No jackpot winner. Kilmacsimon Rowing Club €35 winners: Adam & Molly McSweeney, Joan Lynch, Innishannon, Shirley O’Regan, Clohane.  Next week’s jackpot is €4,300 and will be held in The Old Still, Bandon on Monday February 11th, 2019.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Sunday 10th February 2019 in Barrett’s Bar.  Jackpot €5,900.  Last week’s numbers were 01-05-12-27.  Winners of €20: Doireann Rockford, Killeagh, Rose Hawkes c/o Down’s Centra, Yvonne Desmond c/o Crossbarry Inn, Henry Boyd, Kilmore, Con Linehan c/o Frank Kearney, Whooley Family, Ard Aoibhinn, Sheila Callanan, Ballymountain, John Murphy, Lissagroom, Fionn O’Murchu, Innishannon & Clare Cuffe, Ballymurphy.

Congratulations to Cornelius O Donovan Briar Hill on winning €5,000 in the Cork GAA Clubs January Draw.

Valley Rovers Yearly Lotto Tickets Are now due for renewal (renewal date 01/02/2019).  Please contact your local collector to renew your tickets or call Paul on 087-2700681 or email

GAA Fixtures.  Senior Football League v Baile Ath an Ghoarthaidh Sunday Feb 10th in Ballingeary at 3pm.  Senior Football League v Kiskeam Sunday Feb 17th in Brinny at 2pm.  Junior Football League v Carrigaline Sunday Feb 10th in Carrigaline at 11.30am. 

Give Blood

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The Marian Hall, Ballinhassig 5pm – 8.30pm.  Monday, 11th February 2019.  Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need.  One Donation can save up to 3 Lives.  Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on or call 021 4807400 or 1850 731 137.

Afternoon Tea Dance

Will be held in Kilmacsimon Community Centre on Sunday, 17th February from 3 – 6pm.  Music by “C & M Sound”.  All are welcome. 

Cormac O’Connor 2019 Tours (Knock & Lough Derg)

Two night Trip. May Sunday 26th May – Tuesday 28th May & Tuesday 3rd September – Thursday 5th September.  Knock Shrine Trips: St Joseph’s Young Priest Society Pilgrimage Saturday 22nd June, Padre Pio Pilgrimage Sunday 22nd September, All-night Vigil December 7th. For booking/enquiries call 023-8849196 or email