The pipes did sound on St. Patrick’s Day in Achill in 2020. Here’s my Dad, brother and niece playing at acceptable social distance levels to mark the day.
The strangest St. Patrick’s Day in living memory. It’s strange not to be following the bands to the churches and enjoying the craic.
Enjoy the day as best that you can and stay safe!
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
New video of the band marching through Pollagh on St. Patrick’s Day.
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Good morning from Achill Island. It’s a blustery day so far but no rain.
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Dooagh Pipe Band on St. Patrick’s Day 2019 marching to Pollagh Church – Achill Island, Ireland – 17 March 2019 . . . . . . #achillisland #achill #mayo #countymayo #westofireland #westcoast #wildatlanticway #atlantic #atlanticocean #island #islands #westcoast #connacht #dooaghpipeband #stpatricksday #stpaddys #stpatricksday2019