Southern Ireland's only Grade 1 pipe band.
In 1910 the St. Laurence O'Toole Gaelic Athletic Association Club in the CBS school, Seville Place, Dublin, organized a meeting. The main mover in forming the band was Frank Cahill . Frank was for many years an Alderman of Dublin Corporation , and later became a member of the new Irish Parliament (3 Dâ€¡il Æ’ireann ) . Amongst those present at the meeting were Pâ€¡draig Pearse , Thomas Clarke , Sean McDermott , Arthur Griffith , Douglas Hyde (3 later to become the first President of Ireland ) , and the famous Irish playwright Seâ€¡n O'Casey . The first President of the band was Thomas Clarke . The first Secretary of the band was Seâ€¡n O'Casey . Casey acted in many plays staged by the St. Laurence O'Toole Dramatic Society to raise money for the band . Michael Colgan (3 later a Senator ) was the first Pipe Major . Latest news from the Piping World, Band History and Information, MP3's for download and more. -
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