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.
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”
Members of the Cullen Pipe Band playing for the Arrival of the first transatlantic flight from Boston to Cork on July 4th Cork Airport. A momentous occasion, which hopefully will help open up more opportunity for the Cork Region.
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.
Cullen 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 [read more …] “Cullen Pipe Band – Cake Sale and 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance”
Cullen Pipe Band Members bring home the prizes at the Munster Mini Bands Contest
Members of the band competed at the Munster Mini Bands & Trios contest which took place in Waterford City on Sun, May 18th. The band won first, second and third placings at the event.
Ciara 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.
Cullen Pipe Band held its annual general meeting on Sunday, September 29th at the band hall in Cullen.
Chairman Alan Moriarty reflected on the band’s continued growth and success during the year, which included participation at over thirty local and national events. Highlights included playing for President Michal D Higgins at his visit to Carrignavar, Sean Moylan Commemoration in Kiskeam, Christmas Lights in Killarney, St. Partick’s Day parades in Cullen, Rathmore, Tralee, Killarney and Millstreet, Cullen Feis and Threshing and The Gathering events in Boherbue and Ballydesmond. The band also played at the Limerick International Bands Parade and Feile na mBealtaine in Dingle.
Cullen Pipe Band Celebrated Culture Night on Friday September 20th in the band hall in Cullen. A wonderful night of song, dance, piping, drumming and poetry was enjoyed by all in attendance. (picture by Collette O’Connor)
Pictured are the Cullen Pipe Band who played for the visit of President Michael D Higgins when commemorating the fifty first anniversary of Faiche Na Bhfili in Carrignavar (May 4th), celebrating the great poets of the Gaelic tradition in the village.