Notices – 7th April 2019


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

Priests Easter Collection

The Priests Easter Collection will take place Easter Sunday 21st April(Only collection that day).  Only two collections per year go directly to the priest, this Easter Collection & the Christmas Collection.  Envelopes are available in both Churches. 

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.


We pray for Jack & Babs Murphy, St. Enda’s Upton, Mary Gillian, Castleknock, Dublin, Mary Barnett, Skibbereen, Michael O’Keeffe, Curra, Denis Kiely, Ballincollig/Innishannon, Joan Murphy, Kilmore, Joan Coughlan, Ballycoughlan, Martina O Donovan, Clarenbridge.

Recent Wedding

Congratulations to Eleanor Canty, Russell Hill & Alan O’Sullivan, Kilominogue who were married recently. 


We welcome Jessica Mary O’Sullivan, Raheen, Innishannon to the Christian Community.

Extra Collection

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

Innishannon/Knockavilla Friendship Club

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. 

Gurrane National School 50 Years of Sporting Fun & Annual Community Walk

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.  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.

Innishannon Flower & Garden Club

Will host an Easter floral demonstration by Ann Moylan of “Anne’s Flowers”, Bandon. This takes place in Barrett’s Lounge on Wednesday, April 10th at 8pm. All welcome.

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.  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 7th April 2019 in Johnny Crowley’s Bar.  Jackpot €7,100.  Last week’s numbers were 02-03-04-31.  Winners of €20: Cora Jones & John Murphy c/o Johnny’s, Sinead, Tadgh, Sean & Kieran Hickey c/o Brinny Inn, Luke Walsh, Bothar Na Sop, Tony McKeon, Innishannon, Tim McCarthy, Clondrohid, James Duggan c/o Brinny Inn, Ian Taheny, Clashanimud, Pat Hogan, Coachford & Donal McCarthy, Skevanish.

Kilmacsimon Rowing & Swimming Club Lotto Results

Results April 1st, Numbers drawn 9, 25, 26.  No jackpot winner, €35 winners:  Kathleen O’Leary, Bandon, Michael Nolan c/o Chaplin’s Bar, Phyllis and Paul O’Driscoll, c/o Railway Bar.  Next week’s jackpot is €5,500 & will be held in The Kilbrittain Inn on Monday April 8th.

Afternoon Tea Dance

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