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21/07/2014
Results from Arklow Seabreeze Festival 2014
available on the
Results Page

05/07/2014
Arklow Seabreeze Festival 2014 (Sunday July 20th) Order of Play now available on the Calendar Page

05/07/2014
All Ireland Pipe Bands Results Now available on the Results Page

02/07/2014
Howth Contest Results Now available on the Results Page

26.06.2014
Howth Contest Draw Sheet & Arklow Entry Form Now available on the Calandar Page

22.06.2014
Dual Registration Drummers Clarification All Ireland Championships
See information on the Latest News Page

18.06.2014
2014 All Ireland Championsips - Band & Drum Major Draws
Now available on the Home Page & Latest News Page

04.06.2014
Results from the United Kingdom PB Championships 2014
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04.06.2014
Results from the British PB Championships 2014
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03.06.2014
Results from Cobh PB Championships 2014
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25.05.2014
Motor Home & Coach Parking All Ireland 2014
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09.05.2014
East of Ireland Piping Festival, Howth
Details & Entry Form now available on the Calendar Page

05.05.2014
Results from Malahide 2014 Contest available on Results Page
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Achievements at RSPBA Majors - 2014 Bands

British Championships
May 31st Bathgate

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - British Champions

St. Laurence O’Toole [1]
3rd

U.K. Championships
June 14th Stormont, Belfast

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - U.K. Champions

St. Laurence O’Toole [1] 3rd

Achill [3B]
3rd

Manorcunningham [2]
5th

New Ross & District [3]
6th

Clontibret [4B]
6th

Achievements at RSPBA Majors - 2014 Drums

British Championships
May 31st Bathgate

St. Laurence O’Toole [1]
1st - British Champions

U.K. Championships
June 14th Stormont, Belfast

Thiepval Memorial [3B]
1st - U.K. Champions
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22.06.2014
Dual Registration Drummers Clarification – All Ireland Championships
Dual registered leading drummers (RSPBANI), drumming instructors (IPBA), dual registered with Grade 5/4b and 4/4a bands will not be allowed to compete with the band they are leading drumming/instructing in the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships which is organised under JAC rules.

18.06.2014
2014 All Ireland Pipe Bands Draws
The following are the Band & Drum Majors draws for the 2014 All Irleand PB Chanpionships which are being held in New Ross, Co. Wexford on Saturday July 5th.

2014 All Ireland Championships - Bands Draw

2014 All Ireland Championships - Drum Majors Draw

16.06.2014
Results from the United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships 2014
Stormont, Belfast, Saturday 14th of June

Results

04.06.2014
Results from the British PB Championships
Meadow Park, Bathgate, Saturday, 31st of May.
Irish bands do very well at the 2014 British Pipe Band Championships at Meadow Park, Bathgate, Scotland, on Saturday 31st of May.

Results

03.06.2014
Results from Cobh PB Championships

These are now available on the Results Page

23.05.2014
All Ireland PB Championships 2014 - New Ross, Co. Wexford

Motor Home and Coach Parking available

Motor Home Coach Permit Contact

02.05.2014
Malahide 2014 Contest Draws

Note: Malahide 2014 contest will commence at 13.00 tomorrow at Malahide Cricket Club.

Below are the Band & Drum Major draws.

Bands 2014

Drum Majors 2014

18.04.2014
Death of Nick Grace of New Ross and District PB

It is with sadness that we report on the death of Nick Grace of New Ross and District PB. Nick was 75 years of age and was was playing pipes up to a year ago. Funeral is tomorrow, 19th of April, 12.30, at New Ross parich church.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

15.04.2014
Malahide 2014 Contest Venue Update

The contest takes place at the Malahide Cricket Club. This is a 4 minute walk from Malahide Train Station and very close to Malahide Town Centre.

Contest Date: Saturday 3rd of May: Closing Date for Entries: 23rd of April: May enter online Entry Form; Pay on day.

Entry Form Malahide 2014

28.03.2014
Evening of Music & Song - John Coll

Following the passing of John Coll – former member of the IPBA national executive, an evening of music and song has been arranged for Saturday 29th March @ 8pm in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

The evening is aimed at raising some much-needed money for Mayo Roscommon Hospice. John Coll was extremely active in the pipe band scene having been involved with many Pipe bands such as Fintan Lalor Pipe Band and as Pipe Major of Lords Edwards Own, Gweedore and Crimlin Batafada Pipe bands.

Tickets are €10 and all proceeds are in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

Donations can be made online at http://www.mycharity.ie/event/seisin_ceoil__john_coll_s_event

Seisiún Ceoil John Coll

10.03.2014
RSPBA AGM News Item

Pipe corps of bands competing at the 2014 Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Major Championships can come to the start line with pipes on shoulders ready to commence performance. Requirement to down pipes has been rescinded at AGM 2014.

10.03.2014
Achill Pipe Band 1st Live Concert (April)

For more information see attached Flyer

30.01.2014
Irish Piobaireachd Society Results

The 17 th annual Irish Piobaireachd Society contest was held on Saturday, January 25 th in Mitchelstown Co. Cork in the shadow of the Kilworth Hills. The event is going from strength to strength and attracted players domestically and from Scotland. RG Hardie & Co . sponsored the event and the evening Piobaireachd Workshop was partly sponsored by the Cork Arts Department .

John Reville making a return to the competitive stage won both Intermediate and Open events while Alastair Dunn won the overall former winners and took home the Bratach de Paor. Adjudicator Tom Speirs of Edinburgh commented on the high quality of the bagpipe sound in all grades. Alastair Dunn of Glasgow judged the Intermediate grade while Tom Speirs judged all other grades.

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

Results

11.01.2014
Death of Eileen Tully

It is with great sadness we report on the death of Eileen Tully wife of PM Terry Tully of St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band. Eileen was a most loyal supporter of Terry and their son Alen in all that they achieved in transforming St. Laurence O’Toole PB into the Republic of Ireland’s most successful ever pipe band, culminating with winning the World grade 1 title in 2010 and since then always in the prizes at the big major events. Terry and Alen will both miss her dearly and we offer to them and the extended family our deepest sympathy.


Eileen’s Funeral arrangements:


Sunday, 12th of January:
All Day Wake in in the family home at 260 Glendale Meadows, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.


Monday, 13th of January: 11.00am: Arriving at Convey Church (up Captains Hill), Leixlip Co. Kildare
1 pm: Glasnevin Crematorium
Afterwards: Na Fianna GAA Club, Glasnevin.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Finbarr Connolly,
Hon Secretary IPBA.