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.

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Thank You from Joan

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent me good wishes on my recent Camogie Volunteer of the year award. Thank you to my family, relatives (at home and abroad especially in New York), club members, neighbours, work colleagues and friends. To Millstreet Camogie Committee, who nominated me for the award. To the Cork Camogie Association who selected me for the award. To all of you who sent me congratulations cards, text messages, beautiful floral bouquets and tweets. To photographers, Geraldine, Seanie, John Tarrant and Clara O’ Keeffe who recorded the wonderful memories for posterity. Finally I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the “Magnificent Seven” who travelled with me to Croke Park to celebrate the National Awards. To Bridget, Eileen, Marie, Hannah, Sheila, Deirdre and Lilly – a huge thank you. – from Joan Casey

At the highly prestigious event at Croke Park on Saturday, 20th Feb. 2016 at which Joan Casey was presented with her superb and richly deserving Award, The award was presented by Catherine Neary president of the Camogie  association. and Eileen Dunne RTE Newsreader.