St. Patrick’s Day 2021 – A Virtual Celebration

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This year with the crisis continuing in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day on Achill Island will be held as a virtual event.

Click on the following link to join the event on Wednesday.

Here is the agenda for the day.

Don’t forget to join us this coming Wednesday for our #virtualstpatricksday from Achill Island.

🕘 9:00 Happy St Patrick’s Day – A look at the customs and traditions of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Achill since 1882.

🕚 11:00 Live bi-lingual mass from The Church of the Assumption, Dookinella, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Dookinella Pipe Band memorial for deceased members.

🕑 14:00 Reeling in the Years – A look back and photos and videos from previous years.

🕕 18:00 Ceol Agus Caint. We will be chatting with Achill natives around the World by video link and talking about their memories of St. Patrick’s Day and what they are doing this year to mark the occasion. This will include members of Dooagh Pipe Band, Achill, Pollagh Pipe Band and Tonragee Pipe Band. Tommy Barron will be dropping into our studio to tell as about the history of the keel pipeband as they mark their 75th anniversary this year.

🕢 19:30 St. Patrick’s Day Sing Song with Gary Vesey Music

🕘 21:00 Live St. Patrick’s Night session with The Achill Lads

🕥 22:30 Benediction with Fr. Gerard Quirke Please join in at anytime during the day. All times GMT. You still have time to send your video greetings to us which we will feature during the day. Please share.

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Parade Photo Gallery now complete.

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It’s Whit Weekend and the forecast in Achill is for rain. Sounds a bit like St. Patrick’s Day. 😉

Now the gallery for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day parade is now complete so it’s the perfect time to view all the photos.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Here is the link to the page.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Dooagh Pipe Band on St. Patrick's Day 2017 in Dooagh

Dooagh Pipe Band on St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Dooagh

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


First batch of photos for St. Patrick’s Day parade 2016 are now uploaded.

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Progress continues on getting the photos of the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day parade online. The first batch is now ready featuring images from early morning in Dooagh.

Check out the gallery by clicking here or on the gallery pages on the left.