Notices – 17th February 2019


For Raheen & Ballymountain North on Saturday 23rd February at 11am at Geraldine & Gerard Burke’s.

Graveyard Grass Cutting

It’s that time of year again, when grass cutting will begin in the graveyard.  We are appealing to grave owners, to take home Christmas wreaths and all other waste to facilitate maintenance of the graveyard.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Mary Taylor Reese, Kent, UK who died recently. We also pray for Maureen Mulcahy, Roughgrove, Bandon who died recently.


We pray for Jerry & Nan Cowhig, Killeens, Ellen & Chris Hallahan, Bandon, Nora & Charlie McNamara, Coolmoreen, Denis Healy, Killominogue, Donal Lynch, Inchgeelagh, Sadie Delaney, Co Laois, Johanna Kiely, Rathnaroughy, Mary Kiely, Blarney, Mary Cronin, Woodlands & Helen Lynch, Gurrane.


We welcome Alice Mary Dillon, Knockroe, Bandon to the Christian Community.

Minister of the Eucharist Rota (Innishannon)

The new rota is ready for collection.

Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed next week.  The bulletin will be printed as normal.  Please have your notices in by Wednesday morning to make sure they are included.

Lourdes 2019: Young Adult Helpers

The Diocese of Cork and Ross invites young adults 18-25 to join the pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers from 10th to 15th June.  As helpers you will assist with the sick and be involved in the full pilgrimage programme – time for prayer, sharing in the story of Lourdes and making new friends. Limited number of places – for further Details contact Fr Charlie Kiely on 021-4537474.P

Cork Scripture Group

4 nights on John’s Gospel (Fr John Newman and Pauline Byrne) in March and Saturday workshop on Ecology and the Bible (Sr. Celine Mangan) Cost €50.  To book a place please

Local School Enrolments 2019/2020 (OPEN DAYS)

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. Open Day will be held on Thursday 7th March 1.30 – 3.00 p.m. Please contact the school if you need more information, our email is and our phone is 023-8843786 which is manned Monday & Wednesday 12-3pm.  

Gurranes N.S Enrolment 2019/2020 Gurrane National School will be holding their opening morning for new entrants (2019-2020) on Thursday February 28th from 9am – 10.30am.  Enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website

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.

Valley Rovers Camogie and Ladies Football Registration Night

This will be held in Knockavilla Hall this Tuesday February 19th from 7-9pm. New, and current, players welcome to register on this night for the 2019 playing season.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Come join us on the 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 GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Sunday 17th February 2019 in The Brinny Inn.  Jackpot €6,050.  Last week’s numbers were 02-13-21-25.  Winners of €20: Anne Crowley c/o Johnny’s, Frank Kearney, Woodlands, Ted Crowley, Killountain, John O’Sullivan c/o Twohig’s, Elmarie Cottrell, Dromkeen, Karen Kiely, Kilnagnady, Brian Broderick, 9 Hillside Gardens, Cormac Desmond, Lissaniskey, Denis Lynch, Crossbarry & John Cummins, Ballymountain.

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

Fixtures: Senior Football League v Kiskeam Sunday Feb 17th in Brinny at 2pm.  South  East Junior  A Football  League  v Carrigaline  in  Carrigaline  Sunday  Feb  17th at 11.30am. 

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 11th February, 2019.  Numbers drawn – 2, 19, 27.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Michael Nolan, c/o Chaplin’s, Michael Hennigan, Kilmichael, Dan Hurley, c/o Mary’s.  Next week’s jackpot is €4,450 and will be held in Hurley’s, Ballinspittle on Monday February 18th, 2019.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service, Thank You

On behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service.  Please pass on our thanks to all who contributed to the running of this Clinic. 105 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in The Marian Hall, Ballinhassig.  This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated.  The precious gift of Blood brings life and hope to our hospital patients and their communities.

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. 

Bandon Flower & Garden Club

Bandon Flower and Garden Club present a Flower Arranging Demonstration by Sheila Gilbert A.O.I.F.A. In The Munster Arms Hotel on Monday February 18th at 8pm.  Visitors and new members very 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

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

May 28th – June 4th ex Cork. 15 places remaining. €725 half board. €200 deposit secures place. Staying in locally owned Hotel Leone, 3 mins from St. James church. Spiritual director Fr. Sean Corkery.  Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy on 086-2959380.