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Posted by Danielle McCartney on 5 April 2022 3:05 PM

Tenders are invited for ‘Trading Licences’ to supply Goods and Services at the 75th Anniversary All Ireland Pipe Band Championships, which will be staged in the Town Park (Pearse Park), New Ross, Co Wexford on Saturday 2nd July 2022

General Rules for Vendors
a) ‘Site’ is the term used to describe the Town Park, New Ross, Co Wexford and its environs
b) ‘Pitch’ is the term used to define the allocated vending area, within the Town Park, New Ross, Co Wexford.
c) Vendors will be allowed on site from Friday 1st July post 14.00 hrs and from 8.00-19.00 hrs on Saturday 2nd July 2022.
d) Vendors will be posted their ‘Trading Licence’. The Trading Licence should be displayed prominently at the pitch throughout the day
e) Power and water have to be brought on site by the vendor
f) Vendors for ‘food stuff’ sales should be competent vendors with regulatory certification (HSE or FSA NI) and also with appropriate insurance indemnification, a copy of which has to be forwarded with your application.
g) The IPBA may accept or reject any or all tenders as it sees fit
h) Only approved vendors with a ‘Trading Licence’ issued by the IPBA will be allowed on site
i) To receive the ‘Trading Licence’ payment must be made by Friday 17th June 2022


  •  Any queries to Noel O’Mahony, IPBA Treasurer

How to Tender
Tenders must contain

  • Vendors Form properly filled in
  • The amount tendered for a ‘Trading Licence’ must be clearly stated (please specify if this amount is in Euros or British Pounds)
  • Tenders must be received by Friday 3rd June 2022
  • This Vendors Form, together with a copy of your insurance, should be sent by ‘hard-copy’ or e mailed to:

Noel O’Mahony, IPBA Treasurer 00353 (0)879773029
Dromore, Dromohane, Mallow P51W2X3, Co Cork, ROI

Vendor Form attached

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 25 March 2022 3:24 PM


‘Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC103145’  

Trip to "The British Pipe Band Championships" 2022 In Greenock

Coach, Ferry & 1 Night Bed & Breakfast
at Premier Inn Greenock
Friday 20th May to Saturday 21st May  

Coach Journey:
Leaving Lisnagleer Community Hall      
2 Lisnagleer Road Dungannon BT70 3NL
Friday 20th May 5.00am sharp
Pick-ups along route can be arranged

Ferry: Stena
Belfast Sailing Fri 20th @ 7.30am and return Cairnryan Sailing Sat 21st @ 19.30pm

Cost Per/Person £150
Family rates on request.
A deposit is required to secure booking.
Full Payment must be received before 14th April 2022.

To Secure a Place on this Trip Contact:
Alastair Brown    Mobile:   07989536545

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 28 February 2022 10:33 AM

A reminder that the March Branch meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm via zoom

Zoom link, agenda and minutes will be sent to Band Secretaries via email

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 19 February 2022 7:38 PM

Entries are now opened for the Ulster Solo Piping & Drumming Championships
Syllabus can be viewed here

Enter via 'My Account' - Soloist tab,

If you have any issues, please contact

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 11 February 2022 11:49 AM
Work is ongoing to secure venues for our local championships for 2022.
At the recent PM/LD meeting, the consensus was to have five local contests, and these were to fall on the weeks directly before the Major Championships. In addition, the All Ireland Championships, will take place in New Ross. There was also support to have two festivals before and after the season.
With this in mind, the attached table lists the dates currently targeted for contests, festivals and solos in 2022.
It is planned that our season will commence a week earlier than usual with plans to hold a non-competitive Festival-type event similar to those held in Antrim and Bangor in 2021.
At present, work is ongoing and progressing well and the Executive Committee will bring you updates as soon as they are confirmed.
Posted by Danielle McCartney on 8 February 2022 8:18 AM

The syllabus for the 70th Ulster Solo Piping & Drumming Championships is now available and can be found here

Entries will open shortly and will close on Sunday 20th March at 3pm

If anyone has any queries, please contact

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 25 January 2022 8:03 PM

The dates we are targeting for the 2022 season are as follows (Major dates also included for reference):




7th May



14th May



21st May

British Championships @ Inverclyde


4th June

Mid Ulster @ Cookstown


11th June

UK Championships @ Lurgan Park


18th June



25th June

European Championships @ Inverness


July – date TBC

TBC (South)


23rd July

Ulster Championships @ Ballymena


30th July

Scottish Championships @ Dumbarton


6th August



12th & 13th August

World Championships @ Glasgow


3rd September


Festival & UK Solo Drumming Championships

Posted by Danielle McCartney on 12 January 2022 8:11 AM

The new Covid Recovery Programme for Ulster-Scots organisations (CRPO) is NOW OPEN for applications.
The funding programme is open to Ulster-Scots organisations across Northern Ireland.  It aims to reduce or remove operating deficits in eligible groups which have been caused by Covid. It is hoped this support may alleviate the significant financial pressures they face and help them to get back up and running again.

Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted via the Agency’s online funding portal, which can be accessed HERE.

The portal will automatically close at 5.00pm on Friday 28th January 2022 with decisions expected shortly afterwards. 

For more information, see the Ulster Scots Agency website