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”

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

Ring out the Old, and Ring in the New

26Millstreet Pipe Band Welcomes 2013
Ringing in 2013

As is tradition, Millstreet Pipe Band will Ring in the New Year in the Square this evening (Wednesday December 31st) at 8pm.

It would be nice to see people come together for this … and it looks like being dry too!

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. [read more …] “Ring out the Old, and Ring in the New”

Pipe Band play at the County Football Final

2014-10-19 Mllstreet Pipe Band who played at the last County Senior Football Final before it is redeveloped
Millstreet Pipe Band played at the Cork Senior Football Championship Final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh between Ballincollig and Carbery Rangers today in front of a crowd of over 10,000. The last County Final before the stadium is redeveloped.

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LTV2 Programme 235 (Number 15 of 2014 Season) Now Online

LTV2 Millstreet Programme 235 is now online right here on or on the LTV2 Facebook Page or you can tune in on your TV this Sunday Evening Mar 23 at 8.00pm 

To receive reception one needs to retune analogue settings (available in menu “settings”). When scanning is complete one will now have the new channel – either UHF Channel 30 or UHF Channel 35 (or both in certain areas of Millstreet). All this depends on how strong the signal is in any given area. The UHF Channel 30 signal comes from the Carriganima direction whereas the UHF Channel 35 signal comes from the western side of Millstreet Town. This is now saved and is presently transmitting the EWTN (Religious) Channel.

Programmes of the 2013-2014 LTV2 Season

LTV2 Programme 1:  Edited by Seán Murphy
LTV2 Programme 2:  Edited by Bernard Crowley
LTV2 Programme 3:  Edited by Seán Radley
LTV2 Programme 4:  Edited by Willie Fitzgerald
LTV2 Programme 5:  Edited by Seán Murphy
LTV2 Programme 6:  Edited by Bernard Crowley
LTV2 Programme 7:  Edited by Seán Radley
LTV2 Programme 8:  Edited by Willie Fitzgerald
LTV2 Programme 9:  Edited by Bernard Crowley
LTV2 Programme 10:  Edited by Seán Murphy
LTV2 Programme 11:  Edited by Seán Radley
LTV2 Programme 12:  Edited by Willie Fitzgerald
LTV2 Programme 13:  Edited by Bernard Crowley
LTV2 Programme 14:  Edited by Seán Murphy
LTV2 Programme 15:  Edited by Seán Radley

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Ciara wins the beginner piobaireachd in Mitchelstown

2014-03-07 Ciara O'Connor of Cullen Pipe Band - winner of the beginner Piobaireachd in Mitchelstown - with Tom Speirs of Edinburgh who judged the eventCiara O’Connor from Cullen won the beginner piobaireachd contest held in Mitchelstown on Saturday, January 25th. Her younger sister Clodagh coming a close second in the event.

The 17th annual Irish Piobaireachd Society contest was held on Saturday, January 25th in Mitchelstown Co. Cork in the shadow of the Kilworth Hills. The event is going from strength to strength and attracted players from all over Ireland and from Scotland. The event included a piobaireachd workshop partly sponsored by the Cork County Council Arts Department.

Adjudicator Tom Spiers of Edinburgh commented on the high quality of the bagpipe sound in all grades.

Certainly a date for the calendar the event will return to Mitchelstown on February 7th, 2015.