Cullen Pipe Band were delighted to lead All Ireland Intermediate Champions Rathmore home on a snowy Monday evening.
Cullen Pipe Band were delighted to lead All Ireland Intermediate Champions Rathmore home on a snowy Monday evening.
Group photo from last night in St.Patrick’s Church in Millstreet. Thanks to everyone for the kind words after Mass. Thanks to organist Edel Fraser for performing with us. Thanks to Fr. Jack Fitzgerald & sacristan Julie Brady for facilitating us in the Church. And finally thanks to our members for the time given to practice & to our families for supporting us last night & always.
As we are approaching Christmas week, Millstreet Pipe Band will play some seasonal hymns during the 6.15p.m Mass on Saturday 17th December in Millstreet Church.
Millstreet Pipe Band are having a Registration Night on Friday 16th September from 8.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m in Millstreet GAA Hall for young people & adults who are interested in joining the Pipe Band.
Equipment costs for new members is €20.00 (No hidden costs…that’s it!)
Band Uniform and Instruments are provided free of charge for as long as members remain with the pipe band.
Transport costs to major events are provided free of charge for each member.
So if you’re interested, come along on Friday night!
Please contact the pipe band via private message on our Facebook Page or on the band mobile at (086) 8966163 if you can’t attend on Friday 16th September.
The Church gate Collection in aid of the Cullen Pipe Band will take place this weekend. Your continued support is very much appreciated.
Congratulations to Pipe Major Con Houlihan taking Gold in the Clasp Grade 1 Piobarieachd Contest held in Glasgow Scotland Thursday, August 11th. This is one of the most significant wins of Con’s Piping Career. Like a good wine getting better with time.
***Millstreet Pipe Band Fundraiser Update!*****
A most sincere thank you to all who have contributed so far to our fundraiser!
€2,860.99 (excluding fees) has been raised to date on the gofundme page. Donations have also been given to band members which will be added to the final total at the end of July.
Our GoFundMe page will be open for donations until the end of July. https://gofund.me/d35456fa
Alternatively donations, large or small, may be given to Marie Twomey, Theresa Cleary, Gillian McCarthy or any Pipe Band Member.
A final total for our fundraiser will then be published.
Alternatively donations, large or small, may be given to Marie Twomey, Theresa Cleary, Gillian McCarthy or any Pipe Band Member. A final total for the fundraiser will then be published.
After a 3 year Break due to Covid 19 Restrictions the Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run made a welcome return back to the MVC Calendar last Saturday Evening, the Event which was again in Aid of Bumbleance Children’s Ambulance Service made its Comeback in fine style with over 90 Cars taking part, the starting point was the Cullen
Community Centre where the Bumbleance Ambulance was also on display, the Cars left Cullen just after 6pm and made there way on a Scenic Route up to Knocknagree, then on to the outskirts of Ballydesmond, Quarry Cross, Kilsarcon, and on to Castleisland before heading out the Abbeyfeale Road and then turning left and heading up into some spectacular views of the Countryside that brought the Cars down into the Finish at O`Riadas Bar and Restuarant near Ballymacelligott, the weather was favourable for the occasion which added to the atmosphere of the Event and this was followed by Refreshments and Musical Entertainment supplied by the Michelle Murphy Band, Danny Tobin and Heart to Heart at the Finish, again the Bumbleance Ambulance was on display at O’Riadas and a viewing of this very impressive Vehicle gives a person an idea of the great Work and Service this Voluntary Group carry out for seriously ill Children.
There was an open draw made before the start of the Run in Cullen for a Perpetual Trophy and this was won by Anthony Murray in his Toyota Starlet.
Millstreet Vintage Club and Event Organiser Willie Fitzgerald would like to thank Everyone who came along to the Event, your Support was tremendous and much appreciated, a big shout out must go out to the People that helped out on Saturday Evening which made the Event a massive success, to all the Marshalls, Bike Marshalls, Registration/Sign On, Route Layout/Arrowing Crew, the hardworking Catering Crew in Cullen etc many many thanks for all your help, also thanks must go out to Cullen Pipe Band, An Garda Siochana, Cullen Community Centre, O`Riadas for great Food and Hospitality, Photographers and Media People, thanks also to Sean Radley for the Amplification System and finally many thanks to all the people that donated Spot Prizes for the Raffle namely, Moriarty’s Centra Farranfore, Kealy Coaches Cullen, The Pub Carriganima, Super Valu Millstreet, Murphys Gala Banteer Kanturk, Duggans Recovery, Liam O`Connor Garage, and Dan Barry Crash Repairs.
We hope you Enjoyed the Event and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Photos by Tom Corbett, Ross O’ Mahony, Ray Corkery and Richard Norton.
For anybody that may have not been at the Event on Saturday Evening last but would like to make a Contribution to Bumbleance you can still do so on a Go Funde Me Page organised by Corkmusicstation and Willie Fitzgerald, this Go Fund Me Fundraiser Page will remain Live until the end of June and can be found on the Link Below.
Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run is taking place on Saturday Evening June 18th, the Run will be in Aid of Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service and is open to All Vintage/Classic Cars Bikes Vans Trucks etc, the Run will Start Out in Cullen Community Centre(Eircode P51 YY06) with Sign On from 4.30pm and Take Off at 6pm Sharp, the Cullen Pipe Band will lead the Event away from the start in Cullen and it will take in a Scenic Route with views of Mushera Mountain, Clara Mountain,The Paps, Mangerton and Carrantuohill especially if the Weather will be good,the second part of the Run will on a clear Evening give the possibility of seeing up into as far as Limerick and Clare so a very Scenic Route is promised,the Run will End up at O’Riadas Bar Ballymacelligot just outside Castleisland where there will be Free Food and Music Supplied by the very Popular Michelle Murphy Band,also on the Evening there will be a Draw with some nice Prizes to be Won, Entry for the Run will be by Donation and its all for a great Cause in Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service, for Details Contact Willie Fitzgerald on 087 2229874,Ita Fitzgerald on 087 9865217 or Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406.
Millstreet Pipe Band are looking for Former Members to consider rejoining the Pipe Band. Rustiness is fine, training provided! If interested, please call into band practice in Millstreet GAA Hall next Friday night (22nd April) at 8.00p.m. Or you can ring the band mobile at (086) 8966163. Please think about it, we’d love to see a few coming back to us.
Millstreet Vintage Club recently held there Annual Johnny Hickey Memorial Car Run with over 50 Cars making the Trip to Millstreet on Sunday March 13th for a Scenic Drive that took the Cars through a very Wonderful Route taking in some beautiful Roads in the Duhallow and Muskerry Region with the Cars transvering over the likes of Mullaghanish,Ballagh and the Mouth of the Glen with a Lunch Halt taken in at the Highest Pub in Ireland The Top of Coom,the Club thanks each and everyone for making the Trip to Millstreet in sometimes very changeable weather conditions,and also wish to thank all the People that helped out on the day to make the Event a massive success,to the Marshalls,Bike Marshalls,Registration/Sign On,Route Layout/Arrowing Crew etc many many thanks for all your help,also the Club wish to thank Millstreet Pipe Band,An Garda Siochana,Wallis Arms Hotel,The Top of Coom Pub for great Food and Hospitality,Photographers and Media People,special thanks also to Sean Radley for the use of his Amplification System and finally many thanks to the Hickey Family and Ann for there support and for donating the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup to Millstreet Vintage Club with Congratulations going to Dave Hasset in his Cortina who was winner of this most beautiful Cup,we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
Photos Credit to Tom Corbett and Matthew Twomey
The first Event of 2022 to be hosted by Millstreet Vintage Club took place last Sunday February 27th over in Cullen to help raise Funds for Cullen National School,the Club wish to thank everyone for the fantastic support received at the Event with an impressive 102 Tractors taking to the Road just after 12.30pm with the Run leaving Cullen and taking in some great Countryside views in the Duhallow Region along its route before returning back to Cullen over an hour later,the Weather was kind as well for the occasion and on both leaving and on return to Cullen Village there were some most welcome Refreshments laid on by the Cullen School Parents and Friends at the National School in Cullen,Event Clerk of the Course Dan O’Riordan would like to thank Karen O’Sullivan and School Principal Eileen O’Mahony and all the Hardworking Crew from Cullen National School for there hard work help and support prior to the Event and on the day which made the occasion such a great success, also thanks to all the Marshals for keeping the Event Run smoothly on the Road and in helping to co-ordinate Parking etc,also many thanks to Mick Duggan and his Co-Pilot Willie Fitzgerald for leading the Tractors out on the Road and keeping the Run progress so smoothly,to the Hardworking Crew at Sign on and to the Media and Photographers for covering the Event thanks very much for your help and to Cullen Pipe Band for providing Entertainment before the start of the Event and again many thanks from all at Cullen National School and Millstreet Vintage Club for the great turn out and Support from the Public on the day,it is very much appreciated.
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank everyone who came along to the Clubs second Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run held on Sunday last, on what was a mixed day at times weather wise an impressive line up of 60 fabulous cars still made the journey to Millstreet to take part in the Event. Many thanks to each and everyone for making the Trip. The Cars left Millstreet just after 12 noon and were again like last year led out by the Millstreet Pipe Band with whom Johnny Hickey was a member of for many years. After the Cars left the town they made their way up Tullig heading out the Rylane Road and then on to Ballinagree and then turning left off the Ballinagree Macroom Road to progress on to Hanover Hall and on to the Macroom-Rusheen Road before it joined the Coachford to Dripsey Road with the Event then making its way on to a Tea/Coffee Stop at Griffins Garden Centre. From there the Run continued its way back to Dripsey where it turned off and headed on to Cloghroe and from here the Run made it’s way to Donoughmore, New Tipperary, and then on to Bweeng, before turning on to the Road to Grenagh to make it’s way to the finish at The Farm in Grenagh, where a very Welcome meal was enjoyed at the end of a most enjoyable Run.
Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all the People that helped out which helped make the Event a great success:- to all the Marshalls, Arrowing Crew, Registration/Sign On, Route Layout etc many many thanks for all your help. Also, we wish to thank Millstreet Pipe Band, An Garda Síochána, Wallis Arms Hotel, Griffins Garden Centre, The Farm Grenagh, Photographers and Media People, and finally many thanks to the Hickey Family again for there support and for donating the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup to Millstreet Vintage Club, and Congratulations to the second winner of this most beautiful Cup Denis O’Riordan for Best Car in his Toyota Cressida, a most worthy winner. We look forward to seeing you all again for the 2021 Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run.
We thank Matthew Twomey, Ger Healy, Cian Power, Pat Sullivan and Danny Lane for the Photos.
Millstreet Pipe Band would like to thank everyone for supporting their Church Gate Collection in Millstreet & Ballydaly last weekend. All proceeds go towards the costs associated with the Pipe Band & is very much appreciated.
Want to learn bagpipes & drums? Age 10 years & up? 🎶😊
We’re having a Registration Night on Friday 13th September at 7.30 p.m in Curious Minds Preschool beside the Carnegie Hall in Millstreet for young people age 10 upwards & adults who would like to join the band.
More information on our Facebook page
Want to learn bagpipes & drums? Age 10 years & up? 🎶😊
Millstreet Pipe Band are having a Registration Night on Friday 13th September at 7.30 p.m in Curious Minds Preschool beside the Carnegie Hall in Millstreet for young people age 10 upwards & adults who are interested in joining the Pipe Band.
Millstreet Pipe Band were given the honour of leading the 60th Rose Parade at the Rose of Tralee on Saturday night. The band played at the first parade in 1959 & have continued that tradition down through the years.
The band were given a rousing reception as the parade passed the reviewing stages in Tralee & a special mention was given to current committee members Liam Coffey & Tim O’Shea who played at the first Rose Parade in 1959.
The Pipe Band then played at the annual Michael Collins commemoration in Beál na mBláth on Sunday where economist Jim Power gave the oration. Another longstanding event for the pipe band & they received a warm welcome as they played in glorious sunshine.
Millstreet Vintage Club had an Outstanding Turnout for there Tractor Run in Aubane on Sunday last,a big thanks goes out to all the People who came along and supported the Event,Bernard Crowley of Millstreet Vintage Club who headed up the Event was delighted with the response with up to 40 Tractors taking the Road to Ballinagree Show,a great line up of Tractors were present and the Club would would like to thank each and Everyone of you for taking the time out in coming along to the Run,many thanks to all the Aubane Community Centre Team for making us so welcome with fabulous Hospitality and providing a Top Class Venue,to Millstreet Pipe Band for being present today ye were fantastic and a pleasure to Deal with,to the Media and Camera People thanks for all the coverage,to all the Team at Millstreet Vintage Club thanks for all the help and support,the Event would not have been the success that it was without all the help I got beforehand and on the day itself,it made my job very easy,to Mick Duggan and Willie Fitzgerald for driving me around the Route in the Lead Vehicle /Pace Car thanks Lads for doing a Top Class job in keeping the Event running so smoothly,and finally to all at Ballinagree Vintage for having us along,we were delighted to be part of what was a great Show,we got a great welcome and a super time was had and all blessed with great Weather too.
Millstreet Vintage Club.
Upcoming Events to be held in Aubane during August
Sunday August 11th : Aubane Social Club Family Fun Day at Aubane Community Centre at 2pm,Lots of Fun for all the Family, All Welcome
Saturday August 17th : Aubane Bi Annual Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Cork at Aubane Community Centre hosted by John, Noreen and Gobnait Kelleher on Saturday 17th August commencing at 10.30.-1.30pm
Sunday August 18th : Charity Tractor Run based at Aubane Community Centre in aid of Millstreet Pipe Band and Remembering Johnny Hickey Former Chairman and Founding Member of Milllstreet Vintage Club and Member of Millstreet Pipe Band,leaving Aubane Community Community Centre at 12.30pm to make it’s way to Ballinagree Vintage Show,
Details-Bernard Crowley on 087 7924406.
A Presentation following the Recent Tractor Run organised by Millstreet Vintage Club will be made to Cullen Pipe Band on next Friday Night July 19th at 8.30 PM in the Cullen GAA Grounds. Everybody Welcome.
Delighted to welcome past member Timmy O’Sullivan Lyreaoune Cullen/Staten Island, and brother to Geoffrey O’Sullivan (also an ex-member) to the hall in Cullen last evening. Timmy popped into see us as he is home from NY on holidays. Pictured here under the drum played during his time with the band. Band members were treated to a tune on the tin whistle from Timmy (make sure the sound is turned on – bottom right of the video)
Cullen Pipe Band competed in Howth at the East of Ireland contest on Sunday, June 30th. The band took 2nd place in their grade, winning best drum corps and bass also took 2nd place in the Open grade against stiff competition from Leinster and Northern Ireland bands.
Cullen Pipe Band had the pleasure of performing on the main stage at the sold out concert of famous rock star Rod Stewart, last Saturday, May 23rd, at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Band members pictured above are Jack O’Sullivan, Collette O’Connor, Caitlin, Geraldine and Con Houlihan. The video below is from the Cullen Pipe Band facebook page.