Notices – 13th May 2018

Stations & Masses

No Mass this Wednesday morning in Innishannon at 9.30am, due to the evening mass.  Mass on Wednesday 16th at 7.30pm in Innishannon & Thursday 17th at 9.30am in Knockavilla for those areas who had no Station Mass.  [Coolmoreen][Belrose, Keel][Ballyhandle,Lissagroom,Lissaniskey][Gurranes,Ballincourneenig][Finnis,Castlelack][Barna,Dunkereen][Killountain,Knockmullane][Dromkeen,Curranure][Kilpatrick,Woodlands][Curra,Killeens,Annaghmore][Ballydonaghy,Clogheen,Derrynagasha]

Stations: Station Mass for Garryhankard & Clashanimud at Marguerite Kelleher’s on Thursday 31st May at 8pm.  Friday 1st June for Raheen & Ballymountain North in Mary & Michael Palmer’s at 8pm.


We pray for Susan Hurley (Nee Mulvihill), Douglas, David Lynch, Russell Hill, Jackie & Kathleen Desmond, Raheen and Hannah Creedon, Clondroichead.

Extra Collection

Annual collection for the Diocesan Pastoral Development Office will be taken up at all Masses this weekend – Sat/Sun 12th/13th May.  Your generosity to this collection enables the office to continue to offer training and formation for pastoral groups and parish ministries, adult faith development opportunities, and the preparatory programme towards the World Meeting of Families.


We welcome Rhea Lily Doyle, Curraclough, Bandon, Ivor Joseph Wyley, Russell Hill, Innishannon and Emma Marie Deane, Innishannon to the Christian Community.


Will be recited at the Grotto in Innishannon each Saturday during the month of May at 6pm.  All welcome to come and pray.

Nano Nagle International Pilgrimage Walk

Slí Nano – On 19th May, celebrating 300 years since the birth of Nano Nagle. 10.30am Assembly Nano Nagle Birthplace. 11am Mountain Walk: 8km; 11.15am River Walk:  4.4km. Refreshment in Killavullen Community Centre. All Welcome; further information on Facebook and our Website:

Scoil Mhaoilíosa Confirmation

Confirmation was held in Knockavilla Church on Wednesday 2nd May, where Scoil Mhaoilíosa, Castlelack & Gurrane pupils joined together for this special occasion.  The pupils Confirmed were: Ava Cullinane, Callum Fennelly, Mia Kelleher, Bobby Lynch, Aileen Lynch,  Alan Madden, Paul Madden, Muireann McCarthy, Danny O’Brien, Seán O’Connor, Aoife O’Donovan,  Megan O’Kane, Cian O’ Mahony,   Abbie O’Sullivan, Cara O’Sullivan, Shane Ryan , Fiona Twohig, Cillian Lynch, Kate Canning, Peter Craig, Connor Desmond, Adam Hutchinson, Erica Mahony, Lucy McCarthy, Cillian O’Mahony, Liam Platt, Anna Collins, Alicia Cronin, Adam Lynch, Ted McGrath, Holly O’Flynn, Jack O’Sullivan & Callum Reardon.

Tidy Towns Work Nights

Each Tuesday night at 8pm volunteers will meet at the corner by the traffic lights to work at different venues in the village and along the approach roads.  Help is always welcome and much appreciated.   Tidy Towns is all about community and our slogan is ‘Together is better’.

Scoil Mhaoilíosa

Scoil Mhaoilíosa would like to say well done to our Girls who are through to the Sciath na Scol final and also to Fiona Twohig who will be representing our school on the Cork Primary Game team.

Bluebell Picnic

Bluebell Picnic in Dromkeen Wood.  At the moment Dromkeen Wood is awash with bluebells.  On Sunday why not bring a picnic basket and enjoy the beauty of the wood (weather dependent).

Friendship Club

May 17th: Trip to Griffin’s Garden Centre, Dripsey.  May 24th: Music from St Michael’s Centre Bandon.

Innishannon – Knockavilla Defibrillator Group

Are currently organising C.P.R and Defibrillator training for anyone in the parish wishing to avail of it. Our next course will be held on Monday, May 21st in Upton, commencing at 6.30pm. These courses are led by trained personnel and you will receive a certificate [Irish Heart Foundation]. For further information or to book a place on this course please text/contact any of the following: Nora 086-2851553, Tom 086-8207540, Siobhán 087-6882265.  Our next skills night, for all trained personnel, will be held on Monday, May 14th. 8.30-9.30pm, in Upton. This refresher only takes a few minutes. Important to keep these skills fresh in your mind.

Gurrane National School Sports Day

Invites you to our Annual Open Sports Day, Friday 18th May in Brinny GAA grounds. A fun family event featuring tiny tots, three legged race, sack race, long jump and sprint races. Team events include sprint relays and our famous Tug of War competition with reigning champions of 30 years Glasheen Boys NS returning to defend the title. All welcome, Registration from 6pm and first race from 6.30pm, See you there!.

Castlelack National School Sports Day

Castlelack are having their OPEN annual sports day in the Valley Rovers grounds in Brinny, Friday 25th May at 6.30. All welcome.

Golf Society

Next outing will be on Sunday May 20th at Waterrock G.C.  Tee times 11.30-12.30.  Contact Stephen 087-9751194.

Ballymartle I.C.A Annual Outing

This year our annual Outing will take place on Tuesday 12th June.   Coach will leave Riverstick village at 8.30am and travel to Corbett Court, Ballyhea for full Irish Breakfast.   We will then set out to the beautiful town of Killaloe and from here we will go on a Cruise of the River Shannon.   We will then make our way back to the historical village of Adare where you will have some free time.   We return to Corbett Court for evening meal and a sing song etc. on the way home.   Cormac O’Connor is putting a full seater luxurious coach at our disposal and if any other group or individuals would like to join us you would be more than welcome.   Contact. Angela 086-3623020 or Anne 087-7550594.

Cork Theology, Pot Luck Event, Building a Theology of Family

Wednesday 16th May 7.30pm Theological Potluck 2018. : Northridge House, St. Luke’s Education Centre, Ferney Road, Mahon, Cork. Bring something (an object, a piece of music, a poem etc.) that expresses an understanding of family emerging from experience. Group discussion. Once again, this year, we invite your participation. Items brought will be a stimulus for discussion on an understanding of family emerging from experience. Potluck refers both to the ‘fayre’ for discussion and to the ‘fayre’ to be shared at the table. Come and bring food for thought and maybe bring some nibbles to share as well. Why not bring a Friend?

 Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 13th May 2018 in Twohig’s Bar.  Jackpot €4’700.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 03-13-23-24.  Winners of €20: Jack Fitzgerald c/o Johnny’s, Judy Creedon c/o Downs Centra, Shauna Cullinane & Josie McCarthy c/o Crossbarry Inn, Helena Bugler, Kilnagnady, Tony McKeon, Innishannon, Joe Crowley, Slievegullane, Margaret Roche & Jerry O’Donovan c/o F.Kearney and Ann & Matt c/o J.Lynch.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 7th May 2018.  Numbers drawn 05, 18, 34.  No Jackpot Winner.  €35 winners-Paddy Lovell, Ballinadee, Alan Donovan, Ballinhassig, Colm O’Donovan, Ballinadee.  Next week’s jackpot is €2,050 and Mondays draw will be held in Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon.

St Vincent De Paul

Have you 2-3 hours a week to spare for charity? Volunteers are urgently needed for the shop, Weir Street, Bandon. Full training will be provided, retail experience would be a great help but not essential. For further details, please call 086-8255092.

Blarney Castle Open Garden

Blarney Castle Open Garden in aid of Cork Simon is on Sunday 13th May from 12-4. This is an opportunity to view the magnificent gardens and grounds at Blarney Castle. Guided tour of the gardens at 2pm. Your support would be appreciated, entry by donation at your discretion. No dogs allowed.