Innishannon / Inishannon
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 rapidly grown in recent years due to its proximity to Cork city, and has now become 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. Also home to double martial arts world champion Dwayne Crowley.
Innishannon also boasts a claim in GAA circles of the local Valley Rovers club providing the organisation with two Presidents, McCarthy & Murphy.
Innishannon Steam and Vintage Rally 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 born the founding members wanted to ensure such an event was not lost to the vintage following of Ireland. Since its inception it has attracted over 1,000 entries yearly and has attracted over 60,000 visitors every year. ISVR has also chosen Irish Cancer Society as its supported charity and since 1998 has raised one million euro for ICS.
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 4 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.
Innishannon's Gaelic Athletic Association pitch is often flooded because of its proximity to the river, but the local club Valley Rovers is very successful. The village is also home to Innishvilla AFC, who play soccer. There is also a Driving range to the north of the village.
- "Census 2016 Sapmap Area - Settlements - Innishannon". CSO. 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
- Placenames Database of Ireland
- Ordnance Survey Ireland - Online map viewer
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- "Website of Gurrane National School". Archived from the original on 3 February 2011.
- "Upton and Innishannon station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
- Taylor, Alice (1992). The Village. Dingle, Co. Kerry: Brandon Book Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-86322-142-4.
- "Innishvilla AFC". Retrieved 2009-05-02.