Millstreet Pipe Band are having a Registration Night

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.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s Fundraiser

Millstreet Pipe Band’s fundraiser to cover the shortfall between a grant received for new uniforms & equipment & their final cost, as well as the lack of Church Gate Collections for two years due to Covid, raised a total of €6,669.05.
The Pipe Band would like to say thank you for the amazing generosity shown by so many people, businesses & committees.
There were donations from near and far &  the support was greatly appreciated.
The total raised from the gofundme page was €3,449.05 (after fees). There were further cash & cheque donations of €3,220.00 bringing the total raised to €6,669.05.
The Pipe Band would also like to thank everyone for the good wishes extended to the band during their fundraiser.

Millstreet Pipe Band Fundraiser Update!

***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.

Millstreet Pipe Band

Thanks to all who have contributed so far to our fundraiser!
€2,181.95 (excluding fees) has been raised to date on the gofundmepage.
Donations have also been given to band members which will be added to the final total in due course.
We are truly grateful for the generosity shown towards the Pipe Band to help defray the 36% deficit incurred with the purchase of new uniforms & equipment in 2021, as well as the lack of Church Gate Collections for two years due to Covid.
Our gofundmepage will be open for donations until the end of July.

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.

Millstreet Pipe Band

“Millstreet Pipe Band have set up a fundraiser via a gofundme page.
The band was formed in 1951 & it was their 70th Anniversary in 2021. 2021 was also a momentous year for the pipe band – They got new uniforms & band equipment. They received substantial funding for this endeavour from IRD Duhallow which was greatly appreciated. However this was 64% of the total cost so there was a shortfall between funding received & the total cost to the band. To help defray this 36% shortfall plus the lack of Church Gate Collections for two years due to Covid, they are asking the public for donations, large or small, to their gofundme page. (Link below) https://www.gofundme.com/f/dujudn-millstreet-pipe-band-fundraiser?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
Alternatively donations may also be given to Marie Twomey, Theresa Cleary, Gillian McCarthy or any Millstreet Pipe Band Member.”

Great Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run last Saturday Evening

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.

 

https://gofund.me/f9c5351a

Millstreet Vintage Club Summer Car Run happening on Saturday Evening June 18 in Aid of Bumbleance Childrens Ambulance Service

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

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.🙂

Recent Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Car Run a Great Success

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

Great Turnout for Tractor Run in Cullen Yesterday

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.

 

 

Great Turnout for the Johnny Hickey Car Run last Sunday despite the Weather

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.

 

Want to learn bagpipes & drums? Age 10 years & up?

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.

  • FREE Tuition for new band members on Friday Nights from 7.30p.m to 8.00p.m. (The band has practice at the bandroom in the Carnegie Hall & at Curious Minds Preschool beside the Carnegie Hall)
  • Equipment costs for new members is €20.00 (No hidden costs…that’s it! 😊)
  • Class times are 7.30pm to 8.00p.m for new members and 8.00pm to 9.00p.m for senior members (Tuition times can be flexible if necessary).
  • 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.

Please contact the pipe band via private message on their Facebook Page or on the band mobile at (086) 8966163 if you have any questions or if you can’t attend on Friday 13th September.” [f]

Busy August for Millstreet 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.

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Outstanding Turnout for Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run in Aubane on Sunday

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.

Many Thanks.
Bernard Crowley
Millstreet Vintage Club.

Upcoming Events to be held in Aubane during August

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.

 

 

 

Millstreet Vintage Club Presentation to Cullen Pipe Band next Friday Night July19th

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.

 

Timmy Visiting from NY

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)

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Cullen Pipe Band play at the Rod Stewart Concert

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.

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Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on next Sunday May 12th in aid of Cullen Pipe Band,

Millstreet Vintage Club Tractor Run on next Sunday May 12th,Nice Scenic Route,Sign on at Cullen GAA Grounds from 11am,Take off at 12 Noon,Run finishing in Millstreet,€20 per Tractor,Proceeds in aid of Cullen Pipe Band,
All Vintage and Modern Tractors very Welcome,
For details Contact John O’Riordan on 086 3731842 or Finbarr Hurley on 087 1134460.

(NOTE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON RUN WITHOUT SAFETY BELTS)

 

Cullen Pipe Band playing at the Marconi Centenary in Ballybunion

Cullen Pipe Band playing at the Marconi Centenary in Ballybunion March 19, 2019 Joined in the recording by Princess Elettra and her son Prince Guglielmo Giovanelli Marconi. On the 19th of March 1919, the first Est to West Trans-Atlantic voice transmission was made from the Marconi Radio Station in Ballybunion, Ireland to a receiving station in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Canada, using the call sign YXQ.

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Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday last an outstanding Success

Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank everyone who came along to the inaugural Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday last with an astounding 71 fabulous Cars taking part in the Event,thanks to each and everyone for making the Trip to Millstreet,the Cars left Millstreet just after 12 noon and were 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 there way up Tullig,on past Millstreet Country Park and on to Knocknakilla with the Event then making its way on to the Macroom/Millstreet Road where it crossed the Road and continued its way over the scenic Mullaghanish Road which brought all the Cars on to a  Break at The Abbey Hotel in Ballyvourney for some refreshments,from here Cars moved on to the Clondrohid Road from where they continued on to Lisscarrigane and eventually made there way back on to the Macroom/Millstreet Road again near Carriganima and from here the Cars headed in the direction of Millstreet and then turned off left at Kilmeedy up past the Castle before heading for beautiful Ballagh and on into the Kingdom of Kerry with a Scenic Run over to Rathmore and then heading back on the Road to Millstreet from where they turned off left and passed up Johnny Hickeys Residence before heading out past the Railway Station and on over the Glebe before entering into the back of Drishane and going through its wonderful Grounds after which the Cars made there way back to the finish in Millstreet at around 4pm where everybody adjourned to the Wallis Arms Hotel for a welcome Meal.

Millstreet Vintage Club would like to thank all the People that helped out which helped make the Event a massive success,to all the Marshalls,Bike Marshalls,Registration/Sign On,Route Layout etc many many thanks for all your help,also we wish to thank Millstreet Pipe Band,An Garda Siochana,Wallis Arms Hotel,Abbey Hotel,The Duggan Family and Staff and Residents of Drishane,Photographers and Media People,finally many thanks to the Hickey Family for there support and for donating the Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup to Millstreet Vintage Club and Congratulations to the First ever winner of this most beautiful Cup Patrick O’Flynn for Best Car in his Volkwagen Beetle,a most worthy winner,we look forward to seeing you all again for the 2020 Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run.

 

We thank Matthew Twomey, Ray Corkery and Danny Lane for the Photos.