A related article to the one posted in the Mayo News with some new photos of the day. The Irish Times looks at other stories of the exodus of young people and the return for St. Patrick’s Day. Link to the article is below the image.
Good article in the Mayo News about returning to Ireland to play in the band.
“No matter where you are in the world on Paddy’s Day, your mind is at home. If you can’t be home, you’re picturing the band rehearsing, the day itself. The pride in the band is huge,” he said.
Credit to Dr. Oliver Snr. Whyte.
Some nice videos from John Kenny as Dooagh Pipe Band plays through Pollagh and on down the Brae. Enjoy!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Achill! After the interlude of the past couple of years, we can celebrate again.
Enjoy your day.
In 2022, St. Patrick’s Pipe Band, Dooagh, Achill will celebrate 75 years in existence. To celebrate this significant milestone, the pipe band have established a steering committee to organise a number of events and to put in place some lasting memorials.
Each year the pipe band relies on the generosity of people in Achill on St. Patrick’s Day to meet the significant cost of running the pipe band and we are eternally grateful for that.
We know the disappointment that many have felt over the past two St. Patrick’s Days and that is why we are determined to make 2022 a real celebration of history, music, culture and pride our unique traditions.
We hope that you can give whatever you can in order to make St. Patrick’s Day 2022 a memorable one for all.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.
Dooagh Pipe Band is delighted to announce that our 75th Anniversary Dinner Dance will take place in Óstán Oileán Acla (Alice’s) on Bank Holiday Friday, 18th March.