4 July 2020 • Clonakilty, West Cork

Thank you for the music

As the curtain falls on the 40th South of Ireland Band Championships, we gratefully acknowledge all of you who made Saturday, July 6, 2019 such a special day in Clonakilty. We look forward to welcoming you all back next year D.V.

Thank you for the music.

Yours sincerely,
Eileen Kingston

2019 Competition

Event Details

Apply by 12 April

”Atlantic Haven”
Clonakilty, Co. Cork


4 July 2020
Starts at 09:30

Event Locations

Clonakilty Community College and Hall (Junior and Senior)
Sacred Heart Secondary School (Intermediate)


Another special day is in store with music indoors and outdoors and, once again, the Old Time Fair Day will coincide with the celebrations. We look forward to your participation. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.


From the Band Championships

Annual General Meeting

  • By Eileen Kingston
  • Published 26 Jan 2020
  • Tagged press

Tonight (Monday) 27th of January, at O'Donovan's Hotel, Clonakilty, at 8pm

All will be welcome.

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2019 Raffle Results

  • By Eileen Kingston
  • Published 08 Jul 2019
  • Tagged results

FESTIVAL of West Cork
Incorporating the

1ST PRIZE Clonakilty Park Hotel, Weekend Break for Two Dee Harkin, Wicklow
2nd PRIZE Scally’s Supervalu, 150 euro Shopping Voucher Tom @ O’ Donovan’s Hotel
3rd PRIZE Hamper fo Inchydoney Marie Bratchford, Fermoy
4th PRIZE John…

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Results for 40th Band Championships

  • By Eileen Kingston
  • Published 08 Jul 2019
  • Tagged results

Junior Category

  1. St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Youth Band, Kingscourt
  2. Midelton Junior Concert Band
  3. Banna Chluain Meala Junior Band

Special Awards in Junior Category

  • Jack O’ Mahony Cup for Best Junior Musicianship (Frankie Walsh Jr., Coronet Soloist), Midelton Junior Concert Band
  • Adjudicator…

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Notice to all Participating Bands

  • By Eileen Kingston
  • Published 08 Jun 2019
  • Tagged invitation

Adjudicators: Mr Tom Davoren will adjudicate the Intermediate category and Mr Philip Harper will adjudicate the Junior and Senior categories.

The Junior and Intermediate categories will commence punctually in Clonakilty Community Hall and Sacred Heart Secondary School at 9.30 a.m. respectively. Following the completion…

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Bands Running Order, 2019

  • By Eileen Kingston
  • Published 08 Jun 2019
  • Tagged invitation

Junior Category

Midleton Junior Concert Band
Knocklyon Concert Band
St Mary’s Brass and Reed Youth Band, Kingscourt
Redemptorist Centre of Music Concert Band, Limerick
Banna Chluain Meala Junior Band

Intermediate Category

Fermoy Youth Band
Drogheda Youth Brass Band
C. J. Kickham Brass Band, Tipperary
Lucan Concert Band

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Newsflash for Running Order

  • By Eileen Kingston
  • Published 27 May 2019
  • Tagged invitation

The draw for the bands will take place on Tuesday, June 4.

Notification of the draw for the running order of the bands will be issued on Wednesday, June 5.

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