St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020 on Achill Island is cancelled

Joint Statement from the Pipe Bands of Achill

Following on from the outbreak of COVID-19 and the advice from Government, the pipe bands of Achill met last Tuesday and again today, Thursday (12th March) and have taken the difficult decision to cancel our traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The Pipe Bands have not taken this decision lightly, but in the interest of public health and safety, we feel it is a responsible and necessary one to make.

St. Patrick’s Pipe Band, Dooagh
Pollagh Pipe Band
Keel Pipe Band
Dookinella Pipe Band
Tonregee Pipe Band

Author: Paul Mc Namara

Paul Mc Namara has run the Dooagh Pipe Band website since 1997 when the band celebrated the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the band.