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.”

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 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.

[read more …] “Busy August for Millstreet Pipe Band”

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow Sunday March 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Tommorrow  Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and was a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,The Millstreet Pipe Band will lead off the Run from the Square in Millstreet and this will be very appropriate as Johnny was a very active and Enthusiastic Member of the Pipe Band,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406, Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.

Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 24th

Millstreet Vintage Club Johnny Hickey Memorial Spring Car Run on Sunday March 24th next,Johnny was a Founding Member and former Chairman of Millstreet Vintage Club and a highly Respected Person both in the Club and beyond so its a pleasure for Millstreet Vintage Club to be holding the Inaugural Johnny Hickey Run,a Nice Scenic Route has been laid on with Sign on at the Wallis Arms Hotel from 10.30 am and take off at 12 Noon,Johnny Hickey Memorial Cup up for grabs for Best Car on the day,we will be returning back to Millstreet for the conclusion of the Run with Dinner at the Wallis Arms Hotel,for more details Call Bernard on 087 7924406,Willie on 087 2229874 or Denis on 087 2033350.

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Oraibh go léir Inniu

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all today, wherever you are ☘ ☘

St. Patrick  in St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet
[Photo by  TMC Photography]

Our National Anthem played by the Millstreet Pipe Band

[read more …] “Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig Oraibh go léir Inniu”

Thank You from Millstreet Pipe Band

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Church Gate Collection this weekend. It’s very much appreciated. All money raised goes towards the ongoing running costs of the band.

As a community pipe band we need new members to remain an integral part of the community into the future so we are looking for new members at the moment. Call into band practice at our band room in the Carnegie Hall at 8.30p.m on Friday nights to join up. Adults & young people age 10 upwards are all welcome.

FREE tuition for new members, FREE instruments & uniform for as long as you remain with us, FREE transport provided to major engagements. An initial equipment cost of €20 for new members is all that’s required plus an enthusiasm for learning some tunes & having some fun!

Dziękujęmy wszystkim, którzy w ten weekend wspomogli naszą zbiórkę przy bramie kościoła. Bardzo to doceniamy. Wszystkie zebrane pieniądze zostaną przeznaczone na utrzymanie orkiestry.

Jako orkiestra złożona z ochotników z naszej społeczności, potrzebujemy nowych członków, aby pozostać integralną częścią społeczności w przyszłości, dlatego obecnie szukamy nowych członków. Przyjdź do nas podczas ćwiczeń zespołu w naszej sali w Carnegie Hall o godz. 8.30 w piątkowe wieczory, aby dołączyć do grupy. Dorośli i młodzież w wieku od 10 lat są mile widziani.

OPŁACONE czesne dla nowych członków, instrumenty i ubiory ZA DARMO, tak długo jak pozostajesz z nami, BEZPŁATNY transport na najważniejsze występy. Pierwsza i jedyna, wymagana, opłata za wyposażenie to 20 € dla nowych członków. Liczymy również na entuzjazm do nauki utworów oraz na dobrą zabawę.

Registration Night for Millstreet Pipe Band

Millstreet Pipe Band are having a Registration Night on Friday 15th September at 8.45p.m in the bandroom in the Carnegie Hall for young people age 10 upwards & adults who are interested in joining the Pipe Band.

•Free Tuition for band members on Friday Nights
•Equipment costs for new members €20.00
• Class times 8.30pm-9.00pm for new members and 9.00pm-10.00pm 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

Our Church Gate collection is also on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September & all support is greatly appreciated.

1966: Millstreet Pipe Band play the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Rising

This weekend, the Millstreet Pipe Band played the Centenary Commemoration of the Easter 1916 Rising, but in Easter 1966, the Millstreet Pipe Band held pride of place at the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Tralee. There’s a video of it in the RTÉ archives.
Click here to watch the 1966 video.
In it, the band are seen marching and playing at 1:22, 2:45, and 3:14, but unfortunately there is no sound.

1966 Millstreet Pipe Band lead out the 50th anniversary Parade of the 1916 Rising in Tralee 02 [read more …] “1966: Millstreet Pipe Band play the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Rising”

Best Marching Band at the Killarney St.Patrick’s Day Parade

2015-03-24 Millstreet Pipe Band were awarded the best Marching Band at the Killarney St.Patrick's Day FestivalCongratulations to Millstreet Pipe Band who were awarded the prize of Best Marching Band at the Killarney St.Patrick’s Day Parade. Pictured are Michelle Keogh and Maureen Kenny Coffey, Millstreet Pipe Band, with Derek Daly, Dalys Supervalu, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President Kate O’Leary and Mayor of Killarney John Joe Culloty at the St. Patrick’s Festival Killarney parade prizegiving function in The International Hotel on Tuesday night. Picture: Eamonn Keogh (macmonagle.com) — at The International Hotel, Killarney.

Something Special

Millstreet Pipe Band at Ballydaly Mass - photo by John Tarrant
Millstreet Pipe Band at Ballydaly Mass on Tuesday morning last – photo by John Tarrant

St.Patrick’s Day is always very busy for Millstreet Pipe Band. On Tuesday they started early at Ballydaly mass, followed by Millstreet mass at 11:30, followed by the Killarney Parade at 2pm, and finally back to the Millstreet Parade at 5pm.

Now our Pipe Band always play during St.Patrick’s Day mass in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet, so when it was mentioned the week before that they would be played again this year, I was happy because it’s always nice, but didn’t take extra special notice of it.

But … what they played as the reflection after communion turned out to be something unexpectedly special. It started with a number of pipers playing from the altar, but then the church organ started to play at the opposite end of the church, and as the musicians played, for a few precious minutes as the low bass vibrations of the organ and the pipers passed through us, everyone was enthralled by beauty and emotion of the moment, as the hairs stood on the back of our necks … and it was of course followed by a rapturous applause.  Truly, a moment not to be forgotten. [read more …] “Something Special”

Interested in Joining Millstreet Pipe Band ?

Millstreet Pipe Band will commence classeses on Friday 23rd January for new & returning members. And also that if anyone is interested in joining / returning later in the year they would be more than welcome. The band mobile number is (086) 8966163.
*New*: Check out the Pipe Band’s new Facebook Page
Click on the poster below to see it in full size

2015-01-17 Invitation to join Millstreet Pipe Band - poster