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18.04.2014
Death of Nick Grace of New Ross and District PB

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15.04.2014
Malahide 2014 Contest Venue Update

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27.03.2014
Evening of Music and Song - John Coll

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11.03.2014
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Achill Pipe Band 1st Live Concert (April)
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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.

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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

27.03.2014

Evening of Music and 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

Kevin Corrigan

IPBA North West Branch

086 8280454

see attached Music & Song 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 Requirement to down pipes has been rescinded at AGM 2014.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.


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Finbarr Connolly,
Hon Secretary IPBA.