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 ( — 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

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.

[read more …] “Pipe Band play at the County Football Final”

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

See all the LTV news at

1960 NHL Final – Millstreet Pipe Band

Millstreet Pipe Band played at the 1960 National Hurling League Final between Cork and Tipperary (yes fifty two years ago). A video of the match is now on youTube and includes some footage of our Pipe Band.The drummer pictured above (at 0:34 in the video)  is Donal Lynch of Kippagh, husband of Julia, and whose son, Kevin is the well known button accordion player.   The Match took place in Cork Athletic Grounds (now Páirc Uí Chaoimh).   For this information – our sincere thanks to Tim O’Shea, Founder Member of Millstreet Pipe Band and still playing in mighty style!

We’d like to thank Ted Barrett for letting us know about the video which you can see below:

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Sincere Thanks from Millstreet Pipe Band

Millstreet Pipe Band would like to sincerely thank all those who supported & contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate Collection at Millstreet and Ballydaly. The continued support is very much appreciated.    We thank Marie Twomey for the much appreciated updates of Millstreet Pipe Band.   (S.R.)

Millstreet Pipe Band Enrolling New Members

Millstreet Pipe Band will be enrolling new members on Friday,  21st September at 8pm in the Creche near Millstreet Town Park.

  All are very welcome.

Millstreet Pipe Band will be holding its Annual Church Gate Collection on  22nd/23rd September 2012.

We thank dedicated Band Member, Marie Twomey, for this information.   (S.R.)

In the Corkman: 23rd August 2012

Sheila Carver’s new social and entertainments website

The Corkman Newspaper is out every Thursday in all the local newsagents, and contains much more than just the online version.

Millstreet Pipe Band at Béal na mBláth 2012

Pictured beside the replica of Michael Collins’s famous Rolls Royce Armoured Car, “Sliabh Na mBan” Millstreet Pipe Band who played at the 90th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony in Béal na mBláth on Sunday, 19th August 2012.   Tim O’Shea of Millstreet Pipe Band indicates that the Band has had the honour of playing at this highly prestigious event for the past 55 years which is certainly a very significant achievement.   We thank Band member, Marie Twomey for the two excellent photographs.  (S.R.)

Millstreet Pipe Band – Breaktime at Recent Humphrey Kelleher U15 Football Interprovincial Tournament on 14th July 2012

Members of Millstreet Pipe Band taking a break for refreshments at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Centre before leading the parade of the finalists at the Humphrey Kelleher U15 Football Interprovincial Tournament which took place in Millstreet Town Park on Saturday, 14th July 2012.  (S.R.)

St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet – Part 2 (Catching Up!)

Millstreet Pipe Band pictured having participated at Mass and having given a recital in the Church Grounds on St. Patrick's Day 2012. (S.R.)

Finally we get a chance to catch up on the many images we’ve captured over the past few weeks.  Here we share the second part of our coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet where we focus on [read more …] “St. Patrick’s Day in Millstreet – Part 2 (Catching Up!)”

A Musical Welcome to the New Year

Following 6.30 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick's Church, Millstreet this New Year's Eve, Millstreet Pipe Band welcomed in the New Year as it has for many years by giving a most enjoyable musical recital on the Church Grounds which was much appreciated by the many people who had been attending Mass. A very Happy and Bright 2012 to all our wonderfully loyal website visitors. (Website Team)

[read more …] “A Musical Welcome to the New Year”

Millstreet Pipe Band Church Gate Collection This Weekend, 24th & 25th Sept.

Millstreet Pipe Band will be holding their Church Gate Collection this forthcoming weekend, 24th and 25th September 2011.   Established over 60 years this is one voluntary group which deserves the most generous of supports when one considers how privileged we are in Millstreet to have such a musical treasure which always adds so much and gives such a sense of occasion to a huge variety of events on such a very regular and consistent basis.   And we have also just become aware that the ladies in the Pipe Band will be taking part in the Cork Mini Marathon where they will be  fundraising for different charities  including COPE,  The Irish Heart Foundation,  Motor Neuron & The Lifeboat Association.    Your generous support to this weekend’s collection would be greatly appreciated.

Millstreet Pipe Band’s Night to Remember at 60th Celebrations in Killarney

It certainly was a wonderful night to remember at the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney on Saturday, 26th March 2011 when Millstreet Pipe Band celebrated its 60th Anniversary in a truly grand style.   The occasion was superbly co-ordinated by various members of the renowned Band.   Marie Twomey had prepared a magnificent audio-visual presentation on the history of the famous Band.    Here we invite you to view a selection of images we took on the splendid occasion when [read more …] “Millstreet Pipe Band’s Night to Remember at 60th Celebrations in Killarney”