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

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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.

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.

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”

Cullen Pipe Band Members bring home the Prizes

2016-05-31 Cullen Pipe Band memebers pictured recently after the Munster Solos Contest held in NewcastlewestCullen Pipe Band memebers pictured recently after the Munster Solos Contest held in Newcastlewest

Back Row: Katie O’Sullivan 1st U12 Drumming, Seamus Fleming 3rd Novice Piping, Michael Doyle 2nd U16 Piping, Aoife O’Riordan 3rd Tenor Drumming
Front Row: Anna Moynihan 2nd U12 Drumming, Conor O’Riordan 4th Practice Chanter, Liam Casey Practice Chanter, Gearoid Mulvihill 4th U14 Drumming, Muireann Mulvihill 1st Practice Channter


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”

Organisers of Carriganima St Patricks Day Parade want to say Thanks to Everyone who made it a Great Success

Sean and Matt of The Pub in Carriganima wish to thank Everyone who Supported and Helped in anyway with the St Patricks Day Parade held in Carriganima on Sunday, in Particular they would like to thank all the People who participated in the Parade with Floats, Vehicles Etc, to John Paul O`Shea Mayor of Cork County for being the Grand Marshal for the Day, the Cullen Pipe Band for Leading the Parade, An Garda Siochana for there help, to the huge turnout of people that came to watch thanks for supporting the event, and finally to anyone we may have forgotten to mention here who might have helped out in any way, we thank you very much, the Event was an outstanding Success which was also helped by superb Sunshine on the Day, we look forward to seeing ye all again for the 2017 Parade.

We share the first three images of a truly wonderful St. Patrick's Parade held on Sunday, 20th March 2016 in the very welcoming Carriganima blessed with glorious sunshine. Great credit is due to Seán Murphy and his Coordinating Team for such a very successful annual event. Grand Marshal of the Parade was Cllr. John Paul O'Shea, Mayor of Cork County. Lots more pictures to follow later. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Thanks to Sean Radley for the Photo

Cullen Pipe Band – Cake Sale and 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance

2016-03-19 - Cullen Pipe Band 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance - ticket

2016-03-13 Cullen Pipe Band Cake Sale - posterCullen Pipe Band Cake Sale taking place after mass on March 13th.

Cullen Pipe Band 75th Anniversary Social in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney March 19th 2016. Tickets €30 available March 13th during annual cake sale in band hall or from Patrick Flemming 087 6333793 or Con Houlihan 087 2347651. A commemorative booklet with photographs will also be published please bring along any photographs you have to the cake sale where they will be copied and returned immediately
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Millstreet Pipe Band Open Night

2015-09-25 Millstreet Pipe Band Open Night - poster-800Millstreet Pipe Band Open Night

Friday 25th September at 8.30p.m.

Adults & young people (10+) welcome.

Free tuition on Friday nights.

Equipment costs for new members is a once off €20.

Band Uniform & Instruments provided free of charge while you’re with the band.

Transport costs to major events provided free of charge for members.

Looking forward to seeing new members & possibly some past members on Friday night!

Pipe Band at the Béal na mBláth Commemoration

2015-08-23 Millstreet Pipe Band at the annual Béal na mBláth commemorationMillstreet Pipe Band appeared on the RTÉ News this evening as they were playing at the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration. Above they are shown listening to the oration of Frances Fitzgerald, the Minister for Justice & Equality. There are more photos below, and you can hear the band and see the news report on the RTÉ Player (from 9:10 to 10:35) . [read more …] “Pipe Band at the Béal na mBláth Commemoration”

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 ( — 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”