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September 24: Valley Rovers pages updated! Full details of all Valley's news, games click here
Sep 24th: Darina Allen made special mention of Mary MacGeoin of Innishannon more
September 22nd - interested in basketball? click
September 22nd - S Moloney asks: Can you tell me if the craft fair will take place again this year in the hall. Do you have any idea when it will take place? Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
August 28th 2009 Woman's body found in Bandon river click
Controversy over Smithy!
Aug 22nd 2009
Eugene Traynor writes: I have read most of Alice Taylors books and read of the
sculpture of the blacksmith in Innishannon in her book "The Parish".
She was so excited in her writing about this that on my next visit to the south
I went to Innishannon to see this for myself. I didn't even get out of the car I
was so disappointed. Why ? The anvil is the wrong way around for a righthanded
man.We can see he was righthanded because he has the hammer in his right hand,
therefore the point of the anvil should point to his left.
Shirley Walsh replies: I double checked with my friend Matthew who is a Blacksmith and he said this: 'The anvil is typically horn to your hand as in this image; also the anvil is the ultimate tool in that all parts and positions are functional. One might even flip an anvil on its side to use the feet crossways'. So the statue is a perfect portrayal and best left alone.
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Roman Catholic Parish Assembly click
August 16th 2009: we've had e-mail "Looking for information about Dromkeen and esp. an old church Saint Peter's that was in Dromkeen" Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org to pass on information or be put in touch with enquirer.
August 15th 2009 Garda seek help seeking help with the murder of mother-of-three Nora Sheehan click
August 12th Innishvilla AFC name their ground "Jake O'Donoghue Park" click
July 11 2009 Eight locals convicted in Bandon after ‘seven minutes of madness’ click
July 9 209: Cork pharma firm secures picket injunction click
May 2009: Who gets what from the CAP click here
March 2009:Concern about lane hazard at start of Bandon highway
February 2009: School which traced its history wins futuristic whiteboard click here
Thursday February 12 2009 The march of
the silent people By Alice Taylor, Innishannon, Co. Cork. Click
Can you help - following are some of the queries we get on our community web - if you can help please e-mail email@example.com?
I am trying to find out more about Innishannon Historical Society. Please can
you send me contact for Chair, Secretary and committee members.
Could you please put me in touch with a local historian who
might be able to help me concerning the site of the old Hodder house called
Coolmorein (circa 1680-1690). It was on the banks of the Bandon river, below
Innishannon. Thanks, Kae Lewis - if you can help please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi there, I’m attending a wedding on Friday August the 22nd and was hoping to get to a Hair Salon on the morning of the wedding, we are staying in Bridgewater House B&B (Dramkeen?) about 1½ Kilometers from Innishannon itself, could you help me with some information - if you can help please e-mail email@example.com
I am a Failte Ireland National Tour Guide and I am required, as we drive along the roads of Ireland, to point-out all the different cities, towns and villages that we pass through. When pointing-out the locations we are also required to give the Irish name for that location, and also the meaning of the Irish name. I have a problem with the name for Innishannon and mabey you might be able to help me. The name of the village is Innishannon. The guide books that I have consulted give the Irish for this as 'Inis Eonain'. My knowledge of the Irish language is as follows: Inis means a field or meadow. So Innishannon should translate as Eonain's field or meadow. Where did the 'hannon' part of the word come from, what does it mean, and what is its significance in the name of the village. I would greatly appreciate any help that you could give me in this matter - if you can help please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I will be visiting Ireland in May. My great grandfather was born in Innishannon. Could you give me any leads on local information such as birth records, baptism,marriage, etc. I am sure he was Roman Catholic. His name was Daniel Joseph Mulcahy and he was born about 1859. Thank you very much. Judy Kiser - if you can help please e-mail email@example.com
Sep 12 2008: Innishannon jockey wins in England - Aidan Coleman Click Here
Sept 8 2008 Kinsale saw off a spirited Valley Rovers challenge at Belgooly last night. Click Here
Aug 29 2008: Darragh Lordan from Innishannon has ridden twenty four winners this season click here
Aug 22 2008: Upton House patient care shame click here
Aug 15 2008 Darragh close to Ireland cap click here
August 8 2008
March 2007 Valley Rovers honour players & Plan for North Ring Road to relieve congestion in Bandon more
June 2006 Innishannon Steam Rally...more
June 2006 Any memorabilia..moreMay 14 2006: Valley Rovers and Feile na NGael 2006...more
Tyrone win the BIG match in Brinny! ...more
Innishannon National School - Scoil Eoin - is now on the site. Click Here.
Parish League: Click here for news of Valley Rovers Football & Hurling Under 9 & 10 Parish League
Click Here for the Cork City visit Knockavilla National School with the Eircom League Trophy
GAA News: South-east draws take place click here