Innishannon / Inishannon
Innishannon Tower marks the location of a medieval Huguenot chapel
Innishannon or Inishannon (Irish: Inis Eonáin), is a large village on the main Cork–Bandon 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.
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.
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, 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.
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Inis Eonáin (Irish) [..] Innishannon (English) [..] Other names: Inishannon / local name (English)
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