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Posted by Ian Burrows on 8 August 2017 5:09 PM

Augharan Pipe Band coach trip to Worlds 10th to 13th August 17 have available a double room and a place in a twin room available in the Premier Inn Charing Cross.

For further information contact Band Secretary 07989536545.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 2 August 2017 9:54 AM

Drum Major dress time for the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Championships is 11.00 am.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 28 July 2017 2:48 PM

Mark Wilson be back on BBC Radio Ulster this Sunday (30th July 2017) at 6:30 pm with a new series of Pipes & Drums.

On the show, Mark will be playing recordings from Mannorcunningham, St. Laurence O' Toole and Field Marshal Montgomery pipe bands as well as tracks from Fred Morrison and Chris Armstrong amongst others.

Kick off your build up to the World Pipe Band Championships with some of the best bands and pipers on the planet!

Posted by Ian Burrows on 25 July 2017 5:49 PM

The draw for the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 19 July 2017 5:38 PM

Drum Major Dress time for the Ulster Championships is 11.30

Posted by Ian Burrows on 19 July 2017 2:27 PM

The 66th Ulster Championships takes place at Antrim Castle Gardens. The Gardens provide an absolutely magnificent setting, recently benefitting from a £6 million restoration project.  There are a wide range of beautiful garden features within the grounds as well as the refurbished Clotworthy House, Garden Coffee Shop etc

There are two town centre car parks available with over 500 free car parking spaces, opposite the pedestrian entrance to Antrim Castle Gardens.  An overflow car park has been organised at The Junction Outlet centre holding 2000 spaces.  Double Decker buses will then transfer folk and equipment to the competition venue and will run throughout the day from 8.30am.  Once inside The Junction Outlet car park follow the white signs to ‘Coach Drop-off Point’. 

Parking for all those with a disabled badge, including disabled Motorhome users is available within the grounds as well as for band coaches. 

Posted by Ian Burrows on 16 July 2017 11:55 PM

The draw for the Ulster Championships is now online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted by Ian Burrows on 9 July 2017 9:12 PM

At the recent, All Ireland Championships folding chairs were provided free of charge to those attending the Championships so they could relax, choose where to take their position and spectate around the park.  The provision of these folding chairs proved very popular, particularly for those supporters who find standing all day difficult.  On collection however and after a very comprehensive search, the hire company discovered that a number of these chairs were missing and the Branch had no option but to pay the full replacement costs of those missing chairs

It is very disappointing to have to report that a number of the chairs were not returned,  perhaps not enough information was given out that it was expected that the chairs be given back.  If this popular facility is going to continue however it is essential that no further losses are incurred.