Notices – 24TH February 2019

Station for Rockfort, Highfort, Crosses & Upton, this Monday 25th February at 8pm in John O’Sullivans.

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 Margaret Nolan, Co Wicklow who died recently.


We pray for Nellie & Joe Sweetnam, Farnagow, Denis & Paddy Coughlan, Farnahoe, Johanna & Timothy O’Sullivan, Farnahoe, Martin Coughlan, Ballycoughlan, Daniel, Ellen & Mary Kearney, Woodlands, Maureen Kearney, Dromkeen & William Hurley, Derrynagasha.


We welcome Saoirse Kate O’Sullivan, Dromkeen, Innishannon, Ellie Marie Burke, Clashanimud, Upton, Innishannon and Noah Daniel O’Sullivan, Dromkeen, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

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.

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 having their Open Day on Wednesday next the 27th February 1.40-2.40pmEnrolment forms can be downloaded from our website and you can also ring the school for more information at 021-4775662/085-2521422. We have been very busy within the last few weeks, we reached the Final of the Vex Robotics and won the Amaze Award.  Our parents enjoyed our annual Gymnastics Display – so now we are looking forward to our New Pupils visiting us on Wednesday 27th February.

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.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

Come join us on the 28th Feb: Bingo, 7th March: Talk on crime protection & awareness, 14th March: Music with Michael O’Brien.  All welcome.  Our annual trip is a one night stay in Ennis 20/21st May 2019.  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 24th February 2019 in Twohig’s Bar.  Jackpot €6,200.  Last week’s numbers were 10-16-18-22.  Winners of €20: Don & Cliona Looney c/o Johnny’s, Tony Sylvester, Bandon, Bronwyn Connolly, Innishannon, MaryJo & James Duggan c/o Twohig’s, Joe Crowley Jnr, Slievegullane, Felix Gunn, Rathnaroughy, Dermot Woods, Roselawn, Cormac Desmond, Lissaniskey, Rosarie Hoey, Dunkereen & Margaret McCarthy, Rathnaroughy.

Fixture: Division 3 Hurling League v Milford Sunday February 24th in Milford at 3pm.

Valley Rovers would like to thank everyone who purchased a yearly lotto ticket (Both new & renewed tickets).  We got a fantastic reception going door to door.  If anyone has any queries please call Paul on 087-2700681 or email

Whilst Drive

Whist Drive in Castlelack Social Centre Sunday 24th Feb at 8.30pm.  Everyone is welcome to come along.

Kilmacsimon Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 18th February, 2019.  Numbers drawn – 7, 12, 32.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Liam Crowley, c/o O’Donovan’s, Saoirse McCarthy, Bandon, John Roche, c/o Fiddlers.  Next week’s jackpot is €4,600 and will be held in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon on Monday February 25th, 2019.

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.

Cork Simon Coffee Morning

Cork Simon’s Coffee Morning is back, and we need your help. Organise a coffee morning during March in your workplace, school or home and help fight homelessness in Cork. Don’t like coffee – no worries organise an Afternoon Tea instead. We have everything you need to help you organise your gathering. Please contact Margaret 021-4929415 to receive your pack.


SHEP has a number of workshops coming up in the March & one in June like Self Awareness & Conscious Choices, Embodied Presence -The Wisdom of Rest, A Day of Mindful Nourishment, Waking up to a Wider Awareness, The Transformation Game & Learning to Listen to the Body. For more information please contact SHEP on 021-4666180.