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Latest News:

23/06/2016
Draw for East of Ireland Championships
Howth Contest draw is available on the Calendar page.

21/06/2016
2016 Arklow Pipe Band Contest
Syllabus & Entry Form is now available on the Calendar page.

18/06/2016
2016 All Ireland Championships Draw
Draw is now available on the Home and Calendar pages.

13/06/2016
2016 UK Championships
Congratulations to IPBA bands who were prize winners at the UK Championships in Stormount. See column opposite.

06/06/2016
All Ireland 2016 updates
Latest updates & information on the 2016 All Ireland Championships are available on the Latest News page.

30/05/2016
East Of Ireland Championships 2016
Will be held in Howth on Sunday June 26th. Syllabus & Entry Form is now available on the Calendar page.

24/05/2016
IPBA Bands at the 2016 British Championships
Excellent results for IPBA bands. See Latest News page.

   
Achievements at RSPBA Majors 2016

2016 British Championships
May 21st Paisley, Scotland

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
3rd & 3rd Drums

New Ross & District [3A]
5th & 2nd Drums

Clontibret PB [4B]
1st & 1st Drums
Band:
British Champions 2016
Drum Corp:
British Champions 2016

2016 U.K. Championships
June 11th, Stormont, Belfast

St. Laurence O'Toole [1]
6th & 2nd Drums

New Ross & District [3A]
5th Place

St. Joseph's Clondalkin [3B]
3rd & 3rd Drums

Clontibret PB [4B]
2nd & 3rd Drums

2016 European Championships
June 25th, Forres, Scotland

 

2016 Scottish Championships
July 30th, Dumbarton, Scotland

 

2016 World Championships
August 12th, Glasgow Green, Scotland

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LATEST NEWS 2016
Keep up to date here with all the latest news within the IPBA.

06.06.2016
2016 All Ireland Championships - Latest Updates

For Motor Home Parking:
Contact: Trish O'Callaghan desocallaghan@hotmail.com

For Coach Parking, Disabled Parking & Coach Passes:
Contact: Bid Ryan monty1@eircom.net

24.05.2016
IPBA Bands at the 2016 British Championships

IPBA bands do very well at the 2016 British Championships at Paisley, Scotland, Saturday, 21st May.

Grade 1: St. Laurence O’Toole 3rd place as band and also 3rd place in drumming.

Grade 3A: New Ross & District 5th place as band and also 2nd place in drumming.

Grade 4B: Pride of place on this occasion must go to Grade 4B Clontibret PB from Co. Monaghan.
1st Place as band and also 1st place in Drumming; 2016 British Champions - Piping and Drumming.

Congratulations and well done to all bands.

Finbarr Connolly
IPBA Hon Secretary

14.04.2016
71st All Ireland Pipe Band Championships

The 2016 All Ireland Pipe Band Championships, sponsored by Fingal County Council, will take place on Saturday 2nd of July.
The venue is the Bridge Field of Malahide Castle Demense, close to Malahide village
Our thanks to Fingal County Council for the support being provided.

Please find 2016 All Ireland Pipe Band Championships Syllabus.

Finbarr Connolly
IPBA Hon Secretary

11.04.2016
Charities Register

All charitable organisations are required by law to register with the Charities register. Basically, a charity is defined as any organisation which is providing a service to the community on a non profit-making basis. Organisations supplying education, community supports or promoting the arts (pipe bands) are now deemed to be charities under the Act. The “Register of Charities” is established by the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) pursuant to S.39 of the Charities Act of 2009.

If your annual income as a band is below €10,000 , there is a simplified registration process.
If your annual income is more than €10,000 , you will need to follow the standard approach.

Either way, band secretaries are now advised to visit: http://www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie

You can access all the information you need from there.

You first have to login and state your intention to register. You will then receive an e-mail with login and security details.

I believe that bands will not be able to get a licence for Church Gate Collections , Lotteries, etc. without a Registration number. This will also likely apply to any grants being applied for from County Councils, Arts Council, etc.

Brian McMahon
IPBA Chairperson

29.02.2016
Fingal Pipe Band Championships 2016

The Fingal Pipe Band Championships 2016 will be held on Saturday May 7th 2016 in Lusk, Co. Dublin. These championships are organised & under the auspices of Black Raven Pipe Band.

See the Calendar page for further details.

09.02.2016
Festival Irlandese 2016, Turin, Italy

Festival Irlandese 2016 will be held in Turin, Italy from March 11-13 & 17-20.

The organising committe are looking for piping bands who may be interested in travelling to Turin during these dates to perform as part of the festival. If your band is interested or would like to get more information please contact Nicolini Federico at federico@festivalirlandese.it. Nicolini will be able to discuss travel, accomodation, food & any other details with you and help out with any arrangements.

See Festival Irlandese,Facebook & YouTube.

12.01.2016
IPBA Annual General Meeting

The IPBA Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday 24th January 2016 at the Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise, commencing at 13:30. Best Wishes to all for a good and enjoyable 2016.
F. Connolly, IPBA Hon. Secretary

12.01.2016
Champion of Champions Results 2015

Results of the 2015 Champion of Champions is now available on the Results page.