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Posted in Branch News by Mervyn Herron on 28 July 2015 9:40 PM

We have identified an area for motorhomes at Moira it is beside the amenities block of the main car park. see previous location map.

Mervyn Herron

Posted in Co. Antrim News by Ian Burrows on 24 July 2015 6:50 PM

Click here to view a slideshow of pictures compiled by Newsletter ‘Tartan Talk’ columnist Andrew Cromie which can be seen on the Newsletter website.

Posted in Branch News by Mervyn Herron on 22 July 2015 7:08 PM

The approximate times of each grade is attached for Moira

Mervyn Herron

Posted in Branch News by Mervyn Herron on 21 July 2015 3:54 PM

Please note the following will apply at Moira Demense, for the benefit of all attending can you adhere to all directions of the parking stewards on the day. I have attached a map for your assistance. We have identified a space for Disabled drivers (Blue Badge Holders) at the side of the arenas.

Motorhomes are allocated a space beside the amentties block at the entrance.

Mervyn Herron

Have a good contest enjoy 

Posted in Branch News by Mervyn Herron on 19 July 2015 12:13 PM

You could not have picked a better, more stunning backdrop for a pipe band contest than that of the Co Antrim Championships in Glenarm Castle yesterday.It was superb. Something we are not used to sadly, and there were a multitude of things to do and see at Glenarm from Helicopter rides to many diverse forms of music, in fact too many to mention. The vintage vehicles were a great attraction on the side lawn of the castle building and we even had a vintage wedding parade. The Highland games did not dissapoint either, everywhere you looked there was something different to watch or take part in. A huge congratulations from many people on an inspired decision to stage the pipe band championships at Glenarm. I am sure the word will get around on how well people who did attend enjoyed it and we may have made some more pipe band converts in the process. While the number of bands was down on the normal the event did not lack in atmosphere at all and maybe just maybe it will grow just like the Dalriada Festival itself.  The Chieftain was so impressed with the event and Lord Dunluce praised the Section on their work with the festival.

Picture by John Kelly

Results are attached

Mervyn Herron

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 14 July 2015 9:14 PM

Below are links to two slideshows of pictures compiled by Newsletter ‘Tartan Talk’ columnist Andrew Cromie which can be seen on the Newsletter website.

The first slideshow shows the ‘competitive’ side of pipe band contests, click here to view.

The second slideshow shows the ‘social’ side of pipe band contests, click here to view.

 

Posted in Branch News by Ian Burrows on 14 July 2015 9:07 PM

Colmcille Pipe Band has spaces available on their bus to the Scottish Pipe Band Championships:

Sailing (Belfast – Cairnryan) at 7.30am on Saturday 25th July 2015 and returning on the 11.30pm sailing that night

The  Band also has spaces available on their bus (travel only) to the World Pipe Band Championships:

Sailing at (Belfast – Cairnryan) 11.30am on Wednesday 12th August 2015 and returning on the 3.30pm sailing on Sunday 16th August 2015

Pickups can be arranged for either trip en route to the Belfast Harbour

Please contact  contact Brian on 07710231473 for more details.

Posted in Co. Antrim News by Ian Burrows on 12 July 2015 10:43 PM

Please note that all camp sites for camper vans at Glenarm are now full and there will be no overnight parking for camper vans that arrive on the day.