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

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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

2017 – 70/20 – Site Refresh

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If you visited the site in the last few weeks, the appearance hasn’t been as good as usual. From today, the site has a new theme in honour of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the band. Not to mention that the website has now been in existence for 20 years.

I think that the site is more attractive and easier to use. 

As usual, any comments or suggestions are welcome by email to


Another 50 Years Celebration for the Dooagh School Band on Easter Monday

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To celebrate the momentous occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Dooagh National School Band 1966-2016, The Dooagh Pipe Band have decided to host a night of celebration with Music, Raffle, Slideshow and Finger Food on Easter Monday 28th March at 9pm in Lourdie’s, Dooagh following the School Band’s Historic march in Newport earlier that day. (No charge/donation required).


New Year’s Dance 2016

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New Year's Dance 2016 Dooagh Pipe Band

New Year’s Night Dance 2016

Friday January 1st 2016 22:00

Celebrate the first day of 2016 with the Dooagh Pipe Band at our New Year’s Day Dance*!

Dance the night away with regular favourites “Cheers!” in the Ballroom of The Wavecrest Hotel on Friday 1st of January 2016 and enjoy an appearance from the Dooagh Pipe Band!

Door prize of a Dinner for Two in Mango’s Restaurant, Westport, sponspored by Pat Kelly plus a raffle on the night with some great prizes!

Doors open at 9.30pm, Tickets are €10 and will be on Sale soon from agents locally or through a band member, please contact the Dooagh Pipe Band Facebook page for more details.

Please Support.

*Please note there will be no disco on the night.

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More photos from the 2015 parade to come

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Great news! I got sent some more photos of the St. Patrick’s Day parade courtesy of my sister-in-law Annette McNamara. I will put them together with the other photos from Catherine Keane and Carol Ann McNulty into one 2015 gallery.  Hopefully, it will be ready by the weekend.

Feel free to get in contact if you have any photos you would like featured on the site.