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Innishannon / Inishannon

Inis Eonáin
Innishannon Tower marks the location of a medieval Huguenot chapel
Innishannon Tower marks the location of a medieval Huguenot chapel
Innishannon / Inishannon is located in Ireland
Innishannon / Inishannon
Innishannon / Inishannon
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°45′55″N 8°39′25″W / 51.76528°N 8.65694°W / 51.76528; -8.65694Coordinates: 51°45′55″N 8°39′25″W / 51.76528°N 8.65694°W / 51.76528; -8.65694
Innishannon Market House

Innishannon or Inishannon (Irish: Inis Eonáin),[2] is a large village on the main CorkBandon road (N71) in County Cork, Ireland. Situated on the River Bandon, the village has grown due to its proximity to Cork city, and is now a dormitory town for city workers. The village has two food stores, a doctor's surgery, a dentist, a pharmacy, a butcher, a hairdresser, a café, a credit union, a fast food restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, a car sales garage and three public houses.


It is home of the author Alice Taylor who wrote the bestselling To School Through the Fields, and Quench the Lamp, as well as many other novels and collections of poetry.[3]

Innishannon's local Gaelic Athletic Association club, Valley Rovers, has provided the national organisation with two presidents, Seán McCarthy and Con Murphy.[4]


Innishannon Steam and Vintage Rally (ISVR) is held in Innishannon annually in June. This event continues on from the old Upton Steam Rally that was held on the old St. Patricks School grounds. In 1998, the now ISVR was formed, and since its inception has attracted over 1,000 entries yearly and has attracted over 60,000 visitors every year. ISVR has chosen Irish Cancer Society as its supported charity and since 1998 has raised one million euro for this cause.[citation needed]


In 2016, Innishannon had a population of 907,[1] a near threefold increase in the 25 years since the 1991 census, when the village had 319 inhabitants.[5]

Innishannon parish[edit]

The parish of Innishannon stretches from the nearby Dromkeen to close to Aherla and over to Kilmacsimon in the east. The parish includes the village of Crossbarry. It also includes John Coleman's house in Togher Upper. The parish has four schools; Scoil Eoin in the village of Innishannon itself, Knockavilla, Cork to the north of the parish opposite St. Patrick's Church - the second church of the parish, Gurrane National School (sometimes called Gurranes) near Crossbarry,[6] and Castleack National School near the parish's boundary with Bandon.


Upton and Innishannon railway station opened on 1 August 1849 and finally closed on 1 April 1961.[7]


Innishannon's Gaelic Athletic Association pitch, home to Valley Rovers GAA club, is sometimes flooded because of its proximity to the river.[8]

The village is also home to Innishvilla AFC, who play soccer.[9] There is also a driving range to the north of the village.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Innishannon". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Inis Eonáin / Innishannon". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 20 March 2020. Inis Eonáin (Irish) [..] Innishannon (English) [..] Other names: Inishannon / local name (English)
  3. ^ "Alice Taylor: "At Christmas you're closer to things you don't understand"". Irish Times. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  4. ^ "About Us - Overview". Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Innishannon (Ireland) Census Town". Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Gurrane National School". Archived from the original on 3 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Upton and Innishannon station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 25 November 2007.
  8. ^ Taylor, Alice (1992). The Village. Dingle, Co. Kerry: Brandon Book Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86322-142-4.
  9. ^ "Innishvilla AFC". Archived from the original on 17 May 2007.