Notices – 24th June 2018




Graveyard Masses:  Our annual graveyard Masses will be held, as follows:  Knockavilla Thursday, June 28th 7.30pm.  Innishannon, Thursday,   July 12th 7.30pm.  Kilpadder Famine Graveyard Thursday July 26th at 7.30pm

Recent Deaths

We pray for Eamonn Kent late of Ballymoe, Co Galway/Carraig na bhFear who died recently.  We also pray for Eugene (Jane) McCarthy, Ballymoe, Co Galway/Carraig na bhFear who died recently.


We pray for John Howe, Farnahoe, Tim & Eileen Kelleher, Shippool, Timothy Forde & Danny Forde, Ballymurphy & Michael & Emily Lawler.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for the Parish Fund.

Recent Marriage

Congratulations to Catherine Foley, Curranure & Gerard O’Sullivan Ardfield on their recent wedding.

Parish Office

The office is now closed for the summer break.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with parish news.

Thank You

Dear Fr Finbarr, Many thanks for welcoming me to the parish at the weekend. Please extend my thanks to your parishioners for their welcome. As you are aware I received a number of envelopes. The total amount received in those envelopes came to €540 for which we are most grateful. With every good wish to you and your parishioners.  Mary Gallagher Holy Rosary Sisters.

Knockavilla Bridge Club

Knockavilla Bridge Club will be running Summer Bridge in Knockavilla hall on Tuesday nights at 8pm, commencing on June 26th. Beginners welcome.

Tidy Towns (Clean Up for Gardens & Galleries)

Just two work nights left before Gardens and Galleries. We will meet at the traffic lights both nights and on this Tuesday night to weed and brush to the Hall.   Next week we will do likewise to the Grotto.  This will have the entire village looking good for Gardens and Galleries when we will have many visitors walking the village.  Extra helpers would mean many doing a little instead of a few doing a lot.

Gardens & Galleries

On Sat 7th and Sun 8th July from 10am to 5pm Innishannon will host Gardens and Galleries.  Over the weekend ten gardens and five solo and two group art exhibitions will take place.  Four gardens and many of the art exhibitions will be in the village, also a vintage show in the forecourt of Bernard Car Sales and a gramophone recital at Rohu’s Country Market.   At 2pm both days Aidan Murphy will begin a history tour of the village at the sculptor of the Horse and Rider.    A mini bus will be available to take you around to other venues.  This is a special event for Innishannon to fund the ongoing work of Tidy Towns and Friends of Innishannon.   It is a very sociable and hugely enjoyable event.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 24th June 2018 in Johnny Crowley’s Bar.  Jackpot €5,600.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 13-18-26-30.  Winners of €20: Imelda Twohig c/o Twohig’s, Ann Marie Lynch & John Roche c/o F.Kearney, Joe O Brien, Dromkeen, Cristy Shiels, Kilmore, Barry Casey, Ballymountain, Noel Young, Rossmore, Tadgh Burke, Barna, Sean Harrington, Skevanish & Jim Finn, Crossbarry.

Fixtures: Senior Football League v O Donovan Rossa in Skibbereen Sunday June 24th at 3pm
U21 South East Hurling v Ballinhassig in Riverstick Monday June 25th at 7.45pm.
U21 South East Hurling v Courcey Rovers Friday June 29th at 7.45pm.

Innishvilla Soccer Club

Results of recent lotto Syndicate draws: Holiday in Lanzarote – Johnny O Mahony, Ballinadee, Weekend in Muckross Park Hotel – Brendan Healy, Rathnaroughy, Cash Prizes – Michael Cronin, Curra, Crossbarry, Declan Wallace, Innishannon, Donal O’Sullivan, Crosses & Kevin O’Crualaoi, Russell Hill.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 18th June 2018, Numbers drawn 1, 5, 36, No Jackpot winner.  €35 winners-Mike Murphy, Bandon, Lennon & Donacha, c/o Fiddlers, Bandon, Veronica O’Leary, Ballinadee.  Next week’s jackpot is €2,950 and Mondays draw will be held in Keohane’s Bar, Kilmacsimon.

IBTS (Irish Blood Transfusion Board, 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.  66 Donors attended our Blood Donor Clinic in Riverstick Community Centre.  This generosity and commitment to helping others is very much appreciated.  Donating Blood is a precious gift that brings life and hope to patients, their families and friends.

Sacred Space

You are invited to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, praying here and now, as you visit, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.   Sacred Space is now available on Apple/iOS and Android/Google Play devices – check your device’s app store.

Music Ministry Together, Summer Course

Each Summer Music Ministry Together organises a course for both youth & adults who have a passion for liturgical music and the desire to serve as ministers in their parishes, schools and communities.  Our theme this year is “Come to me”, taken from Matthew 11; 28-29.  The course will run from 3rd-8th July in Cistercian College, Roscrea.  Note for primary school teachers, this course is accredited for EPV days.  Enquiries to Sinéad Fleming, from the parish, who is a team member on 085-7791924.  Booking contact: Therese Flynn 087-6790336 or

Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Centres (Cork University Hospital and the Bon Secours) are currently looking for volunteers to support patients and their families. Duties to include – welcoming enquirers to the centre by talking, listening and identifying their needs. Training provided. For info call Deirdre Murphy on 01-2310564 or