Notices – 31st March 2019

Reconciliation Service (Confession) on Wednesday 10th April at 7.30pm in Innishannon.  The Service will be led by Fr. Tom Clancy.

Ten Things Forgiveness Is Not

  1. Forgiveness is not the acceptance of injustice.
  2. Forgiveness is not a reason to keep things the way they always have been.
  3. Forgiveness is not incompatible with loving anger.
  4. Forgiveness does not eliminate the need for mutual communication.
  5. Forgiveness is not yet reconciliation.
  6. Forgiveness is not a moment but a process.
  7. Forgiveness does not forget history.
  8. Forgiveness does not create illusions but engages deeply with what is real.
  9. Forgiveness is not a straight line.
  10. Forgiveness is not something that we do alone, but only with the grace of God.

Station Mass

Station Mass for Kilmore/Brinny on Saturday 13th April at 11am in Mary & John Murphy’s.  Station for Ballymurphy on Wednesday May 1st at 10.15am in Mary & Donal O’Riordan’s.

Recent Deaths

We pray for Selina Daly, Bandon and Michael O’Donovan, Templemartin who died recently.


We pray for Timothy Roche, Skevanish, Julia Lynch, Knockroe, Kathleen Twomey, Crossbarry, John Madden, Riverstick, John Joe O’Donovan, Russell Hill and Jackie & Kathleen Desmond, Raheen.

Extra Collection

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

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

4th April: Exercise with Noel, 11th April: Flower demonstration with Ann Moylan.  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. 

Gardens & Galleries

This year Gardens and Galleries will be held on Sat 15th and Sun 16th June.   Cor Castle is open again, together with many new gardens and a varied palette of artists.  So hold the date and invite your friends to Innishannon that weekend to enjoy a creative artistic and stimulating visit.  The first step in preparing for Gardens and Galleries was made this week with the painting by Jerry Larkin of a beautiful mural for the Bee Garden on the western gable end of the Parish Hall.   View and enjoy!

Dromkeen Wood

The bluebells are beginning to appear in Dromkeen and will soon cover the slopes in waves of blue. And the lovely woodland anemones are already there in a wash of white. The high pathways along the top that were devastated by storm Ophelia have been cleared by Coillte.   Sometimes in winter part of these paths can be muddy but due to the wonderful weather they are now dry and perfect for walking.  So take time to enjoy this wonderful amenity on our doorstep. 

Coffee & Books in Knockavilla School

The school will be holding a school fundraiser on Sunday 7th April at 11am in Knockavilla school.  They will host a cake sale and 2nd hand book sale ‘Coffee & Books’.  All welcome. We look forward to seeing you there. More information on the school website. 

50 Years of Sporting Fun

2019 marks 50 years of sporting fun and great memories at Gurranes NS Sports. Please join us in celebrating this fantastic milestone on the open sports evening Friday 17th May and on Sunday 26th May for a celebratory mass in Gurranes NS hall followed by a chance to catch up and swap stories of the last 50 years.  Follow us on Facebook to share your memories of Gurranes NS sports and keep up to date with the celebration plans.

Gurrane National School Annual Community Walk

Gurrane National School will hold its annual community walk on Sunday 7th April at 2pm. As the school is very much part of the local community we would like to invite all our neighbours, past pupils, past parents & especially new members of the community to join us for an enjoyable gathering. It is a 5 km walk but even if you can’t make the walk, do join us for a cupán tae afterwards in the school. There will be a warm Céad Míle Fáilte for everyone.  Check us out on Facebook

Innishvilla Soccer Club

The 1st draw in the club’s 2019 Lotto Syndicate results:  1st: Trip to Barcelona – Kieran Connell, Ballymurphy.  2nd: €150- Brian Broderick, Hillside Gardens & 3rd: €100 – Willie Reynolds, Rising Sun.  Well done to the junior A team who have qualified for the semi-finals of the A.O.H cup.  City Wanderers will provide the opposition with the first leg fixed for Knocknacurra on Sat April 13th.  

Crossbarry/Innishannon Golf Society

Next outing will take place on Saturday 6th April at Bandon Golf Club.  1st tee time is 11.45.  This will be the David Lynch Memorial.  All welcome.  Call Noel 087-9290775.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News

Due to the very successful C.P.R / Defibrillator training course held recently we have decided to put on another course on Monday, April 1st in Upton 6.30 – 10pm. If you require any further details or would like to book a place please contact/text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553, Siobhan 087-6882265.  Skills Night: A skills night to practice your C.P.R / Defibrillator skills will be held on Monday night next, March 25th 8 – 9pm in Upton. (For all trained personnel).

Celebrating Innishannon Milestones (DVD Just Released)

The great night that we all enjoyed on the 16th December is now available on a DVD that captured the thoughts and musical vocals of the night associated with the celebrations of 50 years of The Parish Hall, 50 years of Tidy Towns, 35 years of Candlelight, and the launch of the Innishannon Leisure walks.  For those who enjoyed the evening or for those who couldn’t make it on the night, the DVD is now available at a cost of €10 by texting Peter Fehily 086-2463436 Joe Walsh 085-7888888, or Lena Ni Mhurchu 087- 9534697.  Limited number of copies available; don’t miss out.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winner last weekGAA Lotto is on Sunday 31st March 2019 in Twohig’s Bar.  Jackpot €6,950.  Last week’s numbers were 05-21-22-26.  Winners of €20: Austin Newman, Limerick, Helen O’Sullivan, The Rock, Barry Casey, Ballymountain, Denis Ryan, Farnahoe, Denis Collins, Crowhill, Ava Cullinane c/o Crossbarry Inn, Edmund Moloney c/o Frank Kearney, John Crean, Coachford, Margo Twohig c/o Twohigs Bar & Sheila Noonan, Aghabullogue.

Senior Football Ch’ship v Nemo Rangers Saturday April 6th in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.30pm. 

Style Factory Masterclass

The Style Factory Masterclass with Sharon Huggard, The Style Coach. Friday 5th April at 7pm.  Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa.  Tickets €25.  Contact  Transform Your Style. Transform Your Confidence. Transform Your Life.

Kilmacsimon Rowing & Swimming Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 25th March.  Numbers drawn: 8, 14, 19.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Edward O’Neill, Ballinadee, J&C Cotter c/o Hurley’s, Michael Crowley, Kilbrittain.  Next week’s jackpot is €5,350 and will be held in Chaplin’s Bar, Bandon on Mon April 1st.

Afternoon Tea Dance

Will be held in Kilmacsimon Community Centre on Sunday, 7th April from 3 – 6pm.  Music by Declan Aungier.  All are welcome. 

Cormac O’Connell Tours

Knock & Lough Derg Two night retreat. Monday May 20th: Mass at Glenstal Abbey Limerick on route to Lough Derg.  Tuesday 21st May: Lough Derg retreat from 9.30am-4pm.  Wednesday 22nd May: Visit Knock Shrine on return journey.  Two nights accommodation with 2 evening meals and Lough Derg retreat all included in the package.   Contact: Office: 023-8849196, Cormac 087-6167835 or Denise 087-7688561.  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.