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.

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.

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.



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.



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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Culture Night in Cullen

Where in Ireland can you be entertained under the one roof by performers fresh from competing in the World Piping Championships in Glasgow, the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda and the All Ireland Community Games Choir in the University of Limerick?

It’s all happening in Cullen Community Centre this week Friday night Culture night 21st Sep. 2018 8.00p.m. and it’s free admission.

There will be World Class performances from Cullen Pipe Band plus All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil, All Ireland Scór and All Ireland Community Games Choir winners.  Performers hail from Cullen GAA Scór, Kanturk GAA Scór, Millstreet GAA Scór all ó Barony Duhallow, Millstreet Comhaltas, Freemount Comhaltas Crossfields Ceilí band, Boherbue All Ireland Ceilí Dancers, Newmarket among others including the very talented Casadh Ó Thuaidh group and Cullen Music Group. Arrive early at 7.30p.m. to try out the Pipes and Drums.  See you there.

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At Áras an Uachtaráin

Cullen Pipe Band Members, Jane Carmody, Liam, Eamonn and Collette Casey as guests of Ballingeary Pipe Band attended Áras an Uachtaráin and had the pleasure of meeting President Michael D. Higgins on June 29th

The President and Sabina Higgins hosted a Garden Party to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals, and to celebrate the many people who contribute to the lives of their communities in Ireland.

Annual Vintage Afternoon in Cullen Sunday July 15th

 The Annual Vintage Afternoon is on in Cullen on Sunday July 15th at 1.30pm, always a great Family Day out and in aid of a Good Cause in the Cullen and District Special Needs Association.

… and there is also a butter making stand !!!!

South East Solos Piping and Drumming Championships

Great day out in Carlow. South East Solos Piping and Drumming championships for Cullen Pipe Band Members Liam Casey 1st beginner piping, Collette O’Connor Casey 2nd Junior piping, Jane Carmody 2nd beginner piping, Con Houlihan 1 st A grade piobaireachd, Aoife O’Riordan 2nd tenor drumming. Also competed in beginner piping Eamonn Casey 4th place.

Cullen Pipe Band

After competing against 60 bands from all over the world including USA, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Scotland, and Ireland, Cullen Pipe band took home the Hamlet Shield for 5th place in the World Pipe Band championships held in Glasgow last Saturday 12th August. Congratulations to the Cullen Pipe Band, instructors and supporters who worked hard to achieve this great success. [read more …] “Cullen Pipe Band”