Notices – 28th January 2018


Thursday is the Feast of St Brigid.  Friday is the Feast of The Presentation of The Lord.  Blessing of the Candles at Mass at 9.30 in Knockavilla.  Saturday is the Feast of St Blaze.  Traditional Blessing of Throats at 6.30 Mass in Innishannon

Recent Deaths

We pray for Mary Daly, Russell Hill, Kitty O’Sullivan, Clonakilty, Mary Lucey, Ballymakeera and Tessie Johnson, Bandon who died recently.


We pray for Patrick & Margaret F O’Sullivan, Coolmoreen, Eileen Duggan, Galway, Edward & Anne O’Driscoll, Rockfort/Gaggin, Michael Creedon, London, Catherine Dennis, Skevanish, John Kelleher, Leighmoney and Jim Wall, Belrose.


We welcome Holly Ava Crowley, Slievegullane, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Extra Collection

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

Eucharistic Adoration

If you would like spend one hour each week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament see times on church notice boards.

Life in the Spirit Seminars

Discover a personal relationship with The Lord, Knockavilla Community Centre Fri at 7.30pm (Feb 2nd – Mar 23rd) call 086-0875625.

Thank You from the Lehane Family

The Lehane family Knockavilla would like to thank most sincerely all who supported and contributed to their Christmas Lights Display in aid of Marymount Hospice.  €10,686 was donated to Marymount making a total of €64,951 donated to date.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Community Alert – Information Meeting

A public information meeting in conjunction with Innishannon/Knockavilla Community Alert will be held in Innishannon N.S on Monday February 5th at 8pm.  Topic for discussion are: Security of people’s homes and businesses which will be addressed by members of An Garda Siochana.  A guest speaker will give a talk on Data Protection and Cyber Security.  Everybody Welcome (meeting will also incorporate the AGM).  

Knockavilla Community Centre

For future bookings please contact Marion Murphy 086-2571050.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News

Please note the following:  1. Our A.G.M will be held on Wednesday, Jan 31st in Upton [room near kitchen] at 8.30pm. We would love to see you there. 2. A “Skills Night” for all in the group will be held on Monday, Feb 12th. 8 – 9pm in Upton. 3. 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. 4. Our annual Fundraising Quiz Night will be held on Friday, Feb 23r in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon at 8.30pm. Great night assured. Your support for this important community initiative will be much appreciated.

River Rhythms Choir

Have you tried Innishannon’s newest choir, River Rhythms? We are a mixed choir singing fun & contemporary songs. Come try out our new melody section for less experienced singers. We rehearse every Tuesday, 8-9.30pm downstairs at Innishannon Parish Hall. Contact Kat 086-3069010 or check River Rhythms Choir on Facebook for more information. All welcome!

Tidy Towns Table Quiz

Will be held in Barretts Bar at 8pm on Friday 9th Feb with Quiz master Jim Kilduff.   This is a very enjoyable and sociable night.  It is also our annual fundraiser, so please support our efforts to keep Innishannon looking good. 

Scoil Mhaoilíosa

Congratulations to Miss O’Shea’s 5th & 6th class who won the Design Award for their Engineering Logbook at the VEX Robotics Competition in CIT last Thursday.  We had a fantastic gymnastics display in the school on Tuesday for our parents.  The school are now accepting enrolments for September 2018, (021-4775662).  Our Open Day is Wednesday 21st February 1.40 – 2.40 pm. 

Castlelack National School

Are starting to take enrolments for September 2018.  We will have our open day on Thursday February 22nd 1.30 – 3pm.  Any queries please ring 023-8843786.  Looking forward to seeing you then.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

GAA Lotto is on Sunday 28thJanuary 2018 in Johnny Crowley’s Bar.  Jackpot €2,600.  No Jackpot winner.  Last week’s numbers were 04-13-20-24.  Winners of €20: Alanna Farrell & Chrissie Nyhan c/o Johnny’s, Anne O Connor & Kay Murphy c/o Downs Centra, Mary Crowley c/o Crossbarry Inn, Henry Donegan, Ahiohill, Debbie Kelly, Old Park, Thomas O Donovan, Bandon, Seamus McCarthy, Barna & Cha Dinneen, Dunderrow.

Valley Rovers Yearly Lotto Tickets   Are due at the end of this month. Please contact your local collector to renew this year’s ticket.

Fixture: Senior Football League v Ballincollig Sunday February 4th in Ballincollig at 2.30pm.

Valley Rovers GAA, Camogie & Ladies Football Joint Celebration: On Sat Feb 10th in the Munster Arms at 7.30pm. Tickets €25.

Valley Rovers Ladies Football Family Fun Bingo: On Sunday 28th January in Innishannon Parish Hall 3-6pm.  There is a jackpot prize of €100.  These funds are much needed for new training equipment and your support would be greatly appreciated.  Donations of cakes/buns etc for teas at the interval would be appreciated.  These can be dropped to the parish hall on the day from 11-1pm.

The Friendship Club      

Thursday Feb 1st music and craic with our very own Con Whelton.  New Members greatly welcomed with transport provided, contact Ann 087-4025269.

S.H.E.P Mindfulness/Meditation with a Creative Component – with Julie Kelleher

As well as being introduced to and practising meditation which is the focus of this eight week course, participants will also be invited to engage with a variety of art materials as a mindfulness exercise.  Wednesdays 7-8.30 p.m.  8 weeks.  Begins Wed 31st January.  SHEP Centre, Ballincollig.  Cost €55.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 22nd Jan, Numbers: 25, 28, 32. No Jackpot Winner.  €35 winners – Murphy McCarthy, c/o The Kilmichael Bar, Christine O’Neill, Clohane, Denis McCarthy, Bandon.  Next week’s jackpot is €3,100 and Mon draw will be held in The Stables Bar, Bandon.

Concert in St Peter’s Church, Bandon

On Fri Feb 2nd at 8pm. Taking part are Mairéad Casey & Carol Ní Chuimín (trad/harp); Deborah Desmond & Ber Twomey (Sopranos); Students of Cork ETB School of Music and the Glaslinn Choir. All donations go towards the restoration/upkeep of the Allin Institute.

Irish Cancer Society Volunteers

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 more information please contact: Deirdre Murphy on 01-2310564 or

Pilgrimage, Medjugorje Irish Centre 2018

7 nights B&B and airport shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. 01-4434510/email
Rural Link Transport Services

Is your Son/Daughter or someone you are caring for, attending day services in Cork City?  Rural Link, are trying to co-ordinate transport services between Bandon and Cork.  If you know of anyone, attending Cope, Enable Ireland, Headway, Irish Wheelchair Association, Brothers of Charity, or any other day service, on a daily basis, you may be interested.  Call 086-8764576/086-3230016.