Notices – 25th February 2018

Stations: On Friday 2nd March at 8pm for Shippool, Lissard, Leighmoney, Lisheeda and Laharn at Mary Looney’s. For Rockfort, Highfort & Upton on Saturday 3rd March at 11am in Carolan & John Murphy’s. On Friday 23rd March at 8pm for Slievegullane, Shanvally, Clouracaun, Shanagore and Ballycoughlan at Fiona & Joe Crowley’s. On Friday 6th April at 8pm for Crowhill & Russell Hill at Margaret and Nelius Lehane’s. On Friday 13th April at 8pm for Ballymurphy at Linda & Sean Lynch’s. For Ballymountain, Farnagow & Knockroe on Friday 20th April at 8pm in Julie & Bernard Cummins.

We pray for Nellie & Joe Sweetnam, Farnagow, Sheila O’Sullivan, Dromkeen, Eileen Duggan, Mountbellew, Co Galway, Ellen O’Riordan, Ballinacurra, Paddy Desmond, Clashanimud, Seán Lehane, Kilpatrick, Martin Coughlan, Ballycoughlan, Maureen Kearney, Dromkeen, Tadg O Sullivan, Barna & William Hurley, Derrynagasha.
Extra Collection
There will be an extra collection next weekend for the Parish Fund.
Cork Theology Forum, Spring Event
In the Name of Love? Have the Christian churches simply fallen behind in their understanding of family? Or can Christian theologies of family offer new perspectives in a changing landscape? Speaker: Dr. Daniel O’Connell, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick on Saturday 3rd March at 9.30am. Venue, Northridge House, St. Luke’s Education Centre, Ferney Road, The Blackrock Bus (201) goes to St. Luke’s. Ask the driver. Timetable 9.30-Registration, 10am-Introduction: Speaker Dr. O’Connell, 11.30am-Coffee break, 12 noon-Group discus-Speaker’s Reply to Questions and Comments, 1pm-Departure. Donation: €10.
Rosary on the Coast
On Sunday, March 18th at 2:30 pm we will gather at our Mass Rocks to pray the Rosary for the preservation of Life and Faith in Ireland. Our Mass Rocks and monastic ruins tell an important story of commitment to life and faith that we must never forget. They remind us that life and faith are treasures worth the greatest sacrifice. At the Rosary on the Coasts for Life and Faith on the Feast of Christ the King, 2017, over 30,000 people attended the event at over 300 locations around Ireland. We ask people who want to help with this prayer effort…….to find their local Mass Rock, Mass house, ancient monastic site, etc., the holy places where our ancestors gathered for Mass and prayer, sacrificing comfort, safety and even life for love of God.…..check that the chosen location is accessible and safe for a prayer gathering, also that it is permissible to gather there.…. register it as a prayer location at, or by text anytime or phone after 3pm 087-2786552.

History of GAA in Innishannon Parish
Valley Rovers are in the process of gathering information with the view of recording the History of Gaelic games in the parish in a book. This project is covering all aspects of Gaelic games, including all teams that played in the parish during the years; Innishannon, Knockavilla, Castlelack, Ballymurphy and Upton. We are looking to include Hurling, Football, Camogie and Ladies Football also. We need your Help!! If you have any memorabilia, pictures, old medals, old minute books, old AGM reports (prior to 2000) etc in your possession or equally important, any historical information we would greatly appreciate if you would share it with us. We have set up an email address for your convenience that you can email any items if you wish On Saturday 3rd March we will be in Innishannon Hall (downstairs) from 5pm to 8pm where people can come and bring interesting items and we will scan them and you can take your items home again. If someone has many items and they want us to come to your house to copy them that can be arranged also. All information is welcome and we will endeavour to include as many items as possible. For more details or any queries please contact John Lynch at 087-7617532 or any club officer. Please spread the word!
Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News
A course for anyone wishing to be trained in C.P.R and using the defibrillator will be held on Monday, March 5th starting at 6.30pm in Upton. To book your place ring/text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553, Siobhán 087-6882265.
The Friendship Club
Next week Archeological talk of local areas with Clare Mc Kutchin, 8th March: Skin care and Beauty with Mary Mullins from Harte’s Pharmacy, 15th March: Bingo, 22nd March: Coffee morning in aid of Daffodil Day & 29th March: Spiritual morning with Hymns and Reflection. New members greatly welcomed with transport provided, contact Ann 087-4025269.
Scoil Mhaoilíosa
Scoil Mhaoilíosa Girls will be playing in the Sciath na Scol Indoor Camogie final on Wednesday 28th February at 11am in Na Piarsaigh Hurling Club -Good Luck Girls! Also Ms. O’Shea’s Class are in the final of the VEX Robotic in C.I.T. on Thursday 1st March, so we would like to wish them all the best of luck for the day!!!!!
Valley Rovers GAA Lotto
GAA Lotto is on Sunday 25th February 2018 in Twohig’s Bar. Jackpot €3’200. No Jackpot winner. Last week’s numbers were 11-25-28-32. Winners of €20: Sean Og & Ann Lordan c/o O’Sullivans Centra, Teresa Coleman c/o Johnny’s, Jim Finn, Killeens, Kay Lyons, Glasheen, Joseph Lynch c/o Aisling Lynch, Knockavilla, Mgt O’Sullivan, Kilpatrick, Joe & Fiona Manning, 7 The Spires, Denis & Joan, Cork, Pat Desmond c/o Denis O’Donovan & Eoin O’Riordan, Clashanimud.
Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results
19th Feb, Numbers: 13, 20, 35. No Jackpot Winner. €35 winners – Martin O’Leary C/o Mary O’Donovans, Kathleen O’Leary, Bandon, Kids & Kiddies C/o Ray O’Mahonys. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,700 and Mondays draw will be held in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon.
Cork Simon Coffee Morning
The Cork Simon Coffee Morning campaign is taking place again this year in the month of March. Would you consider holding a Coffee Morning in aid of Cork Simon? Holding a Cork Simon Coffee Morning is a great way to get everyone together and support the fight against homelessness. If you’d like to know more about how to host your own Coffee Morning you can call 021-4321166, email or visit the Cork Simon Website Ah go on!
2018 Carbery Hunt Pt to Pt Races
In Kilpatrick, Bandon on Sunday 25th February. First race 1.30pm. For info call 087-6350283.
Ready to Save the 8th Amendment
Saturday 10th March – Dublin. Bus from Bandon and Innishannon. €25 return. Contact Mary Anne Collins 086 -8315069.
Afternoon Tea Dance
An Afternoon Tea Dance will be held in Kilmacsimon Community Centre on Sunday, 25th February from 3 – 6pm. Music by “C & M Sound”. All are welcome.
Make A Wish, Annual Wish Day – Volunteers Needed
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness. Volunteers are needed for Wish Day, our annual fundraising day, on Friday 9th March. There are a number of ways you could get involved and support us: Select a location nearby and volunteer to sell our bands there for the day. Hold a coffee morning or bake sale, Hold a Jersey Day or a similar themed day. If you can commit to the full day or even a few hours selling our bands, please visit to register online at one of our collection points. Or Call Emma Horgan
Polio Survivors Ireland (new name for Post-Polio Support Group)
Would like to let you know about our plan for our new National Polio Register. People who had in polio are asked to sign up to the new National Polio Register. While it is estimated that as many as 7,000 people who had polio live in Ireland, many are not in touch with the charity Polio, making it difficult to lobby for improved services and support for those living with the impact of polio. The Register is being launched in Cork this March, we are asking parishioners to help promote and support the Polio Register and also relay this information to polio survivors and their families. Please contact me if you need more information or materials, Contact Niamh 01-8898920 or Our website is