Notices – 6th October 2019

Station Mass

Saturday 12th October for Garryhankard and Clashanimud at Cathy & Donogh Kellehers.  Friday 18th October at 8pm for Knockroe, Farnagow & Ballymountain South at Jane & Gus Crowley’s.

If you want to hold the Station Mass in your home, contact Fr. Finbarr.

Safeguarding (October is Safeguarding month for Children & Vulnerable Adults)

Safeguarding seeks to be proactive and covers both children and vulnerable adults. Education and training are key in keeping the safeguarding message current and not allowing for complacency.  We hold regular training days, conferences and information sessions, which can be found by clicking on  9th of October safeguarding talk with key speakers are Kevin Hyland OBE- Child Trafficking in Ireland and Dr Maureen Griffin-Online Solicitation of Minors. To book a place please download booking form on or contact Diocesan Office (€10 booking fee).


We pray for Joan & Ted Mulcahy, Gurranes, Laurence & Mary Scannell, Ballygroman, Sheila Walsh, Balluymurphy, Michael, Tessie & Richard Walsh, Aherla, Julia Cronin, Lissaniskey, Dan & Aibhe O’Donovan, Lissard & Nora Cullinane, Skevanish.

Extra Collection

There will be an extra collection next weekend for Diocesan Needs.

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

10th October: Music & song with Michael O’Brien.  Transport provided, new members welcome.  Call Kathleen 087-7613184/Assumpta 087-9578127.

Innishannon Church Choir

The choir have resumed practice at 8pm Wednesday nights.  We look forward to singing at mass and various liturgies throughout the year.  Every year at this time we appeal for new members, who are always welcome, however this year we are saying new members are essential and necessary going forward.  We welcome Andrea Murphy as our resident organist/piano player.  Andrea has been helping us out for the past few years, she also was a member of the Saturday evening mass youth group.  She is a great addition to our choir.  We cannot thank Sinead Fleming enough.  She has been our organist for seventeen years.  Sinead did an admirable job, and we are so grateful to her.  When work commitments permit, Sinead will join us as a soloist & choir member.  She will also continue to bring and teach us new music.  We thank Fr. Finbarr, Jack and you the congregation for your kindness, help and support.  For any information contact Breda 085-8118089 or any choir member.   

Innishannon Knockavilla Defibrillator Group News

Welcome back after the summer break. We have organised the following: C.P.R / Defibrillator training course will be held on Monday, October 21st in Upton 6.30 – 10pm.  Would you like to be confident and competent in performing C.P.R.? Could you use a defibrillator, if required?   For further details or if you would like to book a place please contact / text Tom 086-8207540, Nora 086-2851553 or Siobhan 087-6882265.  Skills Night: A skills night to practice your C.P.R / Defibrillator skills will be held on Monday, October 7th 8 – 9pm in Upton. (for all trained personnel only). Quiz night:  Our annual Quiz fundraising quiz will be held on Friday, January 31st 2020 in Barrett’s Bar, Innishannon. Save the date.

Valley Rovers GAA Lotto

No Jackpot winnerGAA Lotto is on Sunday 6th October 2019 in The Crossbarry Inn.   Jackpot €3,050.  Last week’s numbers were 08-17-24-32.  Winners of €20: Christine Lyons c/o O’Sullivans Centra, Rose Donovan c/o Crossbarry Inn, Kathleen Moynihan, Crowhill, M&C Duggan, Brinny Inn, Michelle Dinneen, Dunderrow, Eamon Collins, Castleblaney, Brian Falvey, Curranure, Alan Quirke, The Spires, John Cronin, Lissaniskey & Neil O’Donovan, Briar Hill.

GAA Clubs Draw

Hasgreat prizes with 10 prizes of €20,000, 10 year Premium Pairc Ui Caoimh Tickets & 19 other prizes of cash & hotel breaks in each of 12 monthly draws. Last year our members won over €6,000 in prizes.  Tickets cost €100 or €10 per month for 10 months. Of this €45 is returned to the club to help fund the great sporting and recreational facilities being provided in our parish.  Support your club, join today for less than €2 per week and be in with a chance to win these fabulous prizes.  First draw November 1st 2019.  Contact Denis O Riordan 087-9096691 Paul Hoey 087-6196254 Ted O Donovan 086-8246827 or online at

Innishannon Flower & Garden Club

Innishannon Flower and Garden Club will meet on Wed Oct 9th at 8pm in Barrett’s Lounge. Our guest speaker will be Malcom Kitt so it promises to be a very entertaining evening. All welcome.

St. Brogans College, Bandon Opening Evening

St. Brogan’s College, Bandon open evening.  For all sixth-class primary students and parents Thursday 10th October at 7pm to 8.30pm.  Principal’s Address at 8pm.

Unplanned (Movie)

Unplanned showing in Mahon Point Cinema- Friday October 4th to Thursday Oct 10th.

Castlelack Soccer Club Clothes Collection

At Castlelack Old School/Community Hall (P72 PE03). Sat 5th Oct 2:30-3:30pm, Wed 9th & Thur 10th 3:15-4:30pm or by arrangement with Melanie 087-6290094 or Pat 086-8344811. Accepted with thanks: All clothing, underwear and paired socks, paired shoes, sheets, pillow cases, duvet covers, towels, belts, handbags & curtains. Sorry we cannot accept duvets or pillows.

Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results September 30th, 2019.  Numbers drawn – 11, 23, 31.  No jackpot winner.  €35 winners: Martin Foley, Brinny, Liza Bradley c/o Kilmichael Bar, Kathleen O’Leary, Bandon.  Next week’s jackpot is €1,750 and will be held in the Barretts Bar, Killeady on Monday October 7th.

Rosary for Faith & Life

Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith in Ireland will take place on Garrettstown Beach (Ballinspittle side) on Sun 13th October at 2.30pm. Come and be united in prayer with groups around.

Afternoon Tea Dance

An Afternoon Tea Dance will take place on Sunday, 13th October from 3-6pm in Kilmacsimon Community Centre.  Music by Finbarr Dennehy.  All are welcome.

Ballinhassig Parish Assembly

Are having a fundraising 6K walk in aid of the Parish Debt on Sunday 6th October at 2pm, from The Marian Hall, Ballinhassig.  No registration fees, Donation only.  All Proceeds will go towards the Ballinhassig Parish Loan account.  For info call 4885062.

Celebrate the Extraordinary Month of Mission

To celebrate the Extraordinary Month of Mission the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles Ardfoyle, Ballintemple invite you to join them for Mass: Our Mission is healing on Wednesday 9th October at 7pm. You will gather in the hall of the Convent and then process into the chapel where you invited to place your intentions for healing before the altar.

Historical Event

Newcestown Historical Group wish to invite you to the unveiling of the Newcestown Ambush Memorial – in remembrance of the Ambush that took place in October 1920. The event will begin in the Parish Hall at 3pm on Sunday, 6th October – with historical background on the War of Independence, followed by the unveiling.  Everyone is invited back to the Hall to enjoy tea/coffee, look at displays & review names of local volunteers and Cumann na mBan and meet the speakers. All are Welcome.

Anam Cara

Anam Cara West Cork the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on 15th October at 7:20pm in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents.