New Ross was a bustling place last Saturday when a sum of 33 pipe bands slipped on the recreation area for the All – Ireland Pipe Band Championships.
The All-Ireland Pipe Band Championships is a yearly occasion which shifts back and forth between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The occasion previously occurred in 1946 in Dublin, having been prompted by a Belfast man, Eddie McVeigh – who, on a visit to Dublin – heard a pipe band playing in a lobby simply off Parnell Square.
The band playing was the famous Fintan Lalor Pipe Band, and after some lively discussion about which ward had the best bands, it was chosen to hold a title to choose the matter. The championships have occurred consistently since separated from the beyond two Covid Pandemic years.
This year was the fifth time the occasion has been held in New Ross, and the town has become an extremely well-known objective for pipers and drummers from everywhere in Ireland.
For the nearby New Ross and District band, it was an incredible chance to showcase the headway the band has made over late many years.
The neighbourhood band handled two separate contest bands in two distinct grades. They likewise credited a gathering of 5 drummers to the De la Salle Scout Pipe Band from Waterford City, which permitted them to contend at the All-Ireland.
Band tutors were more than happy with every one of the exhibitions and were excited that the band’s advancement band was highlighted in the award records in Grade 4B, winning third. Prize against some excellent resistance.
The band were additionally more than happy that their young Drum Major, Louis Anderson, won the second award in the Juvenile Drum Major Grade.
Cllr Michael Sheehan, who was as of late chosen as Chairman of the New Ross Municipal District, had the pleasure of going about as Chieftain for the Afternoon and taking the salute from each pipe band present during the Grand Finale and March Past of bands.
The neighbourhood New Ross band gave the public song of praise toward the day’s end. In contrast, senior Pipe Major Ciaran Mac Murchaidh of the New Ross and District band played the conventional regret for perished individuals toward the finish of the March Past.
The whole occasion was expertly compered by neighbourhood lady Linda Grace, with many spots to purchase food and treats.
Neighbourhood man Brian Mac Mahon, who is Chairman of the Irish Pipe Band Association, communicated his earnestness because of his exceptionally focused nearby board of trustees of Matt and Bid Ryan, Anne Marie Walsh, Michael Walsh, Mary Rowe, Tommy O’Connor, Trish O’Callaghan, Owen Murphy, Pat Fenlon, Sarah O’Connor and Anthony Murphy.
Brian likewise communicated his genuine thanks to Cllr Anthony Connick and Municipal District Manager Mick McCormack, who assisted with getting the financing for the occasion and to the group of neighbourhood committee labourers who were of immense help on the day and in the arrangements for the occasion.