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

2020 Competition

Event Details

Apply by 30 April

2 Curragrane Beg
North Ring
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

Updating All Bands

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 02 Apr 2020

41st South of Ireland Band Championships, Clonakilty Saturday, 4th July, 2020
Update to all Bands in regards to entry date for the 41st South of Ireland Band Championships.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation which we are all currently experiencing the entry date for all bands will be extended to Thursday April the 30th.
I would encourage all bands that have not yet sent in their entry form and entry fee to do so within this time frame.

Best Regards and take care.
Gerald O Driscoll,
Competition Coordinator.

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Rules and Entry Form

  • By Gerald O'Driscoll
  • Published 06 Mar 2020
  • Tagged invitation

Clonakilty will celebrate its annual Bands Day with the 41st South of Ireland Band Championships on Saturday, July 4th.

Once again we look forward to welcoming you all to an occasion which will be as successful and enjoyable as in the past. Each year the recitals on the streets are warmly received and with your kind co-operation we hope to follow the same format again this year.

As we expect many visitors to town on that weekend it is important that bands staying overnight should book accommodation without delay. Contact Clonakilty Tourist Office at 023-8833226 or email [email protected]

The 2020 Entry Form can be downloaded here

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Last Post? Not True!

  • By Eileen Kingston
  • Published 27 Feb 2020
  • Tagged press

Please note that the next post will be from the incoming SoI Bands' Coordinator whose contact details will be different to the current information.

Every good wish to all who will be involved in the 41st championships on July 4 and sincere gratitude to everybody who made our tenure of office over the years a truly happy experience. From now on we will have more precious time to joyfully browse through this site which was so diligently created and maintained over the years by our honorary IT officer, John Cocula.

Denis and Eileen Kingston

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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 Lowney Jewellers, Tipperary Crystal Glasses Pat Harte, Gullane
5th PRIZE Clonakilty Hotel Gift Voucher Eilish O’ Neill, Midelton
6th PRIZE The Whale’s Tail Bistro, Gift Voucher A. Hart, Hart’s Coffee Shop
7th PRIZE The Whale’s Tail Bistro, Gift Voucher Eileen O’ Hara, Inchydoney
8th PRIZE Celtic Ross Hotel, Sunday Lunch for two Voucher A. Harrington, Clonakilty
9th PRIZE…

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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 Award Snare Drummer (Finn Lagzdins), Redemptorist Centre of Music
  • Adjudicator Award Mairead Smith, Conductor, St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Youth Band, Kingscourt

Intermediate Category

  1. St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Youth Band, Kingscourt
  2. Drogheda Youth Brass Band
  3. Blanchardstown Brass…

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