youghal pipe band - irish pipeband - co. co
The band was formed in 1914 by the late Danny (Duis) McCarthy.
Danny himself was playing a Fife in the local Fife and Drum Band in 1913 but his interest turned to the Bagpipes when at that time Youghal being a Garrison Town had many British Regiments stationed in the local Barracks where the Youghal Hospital now stands. Danny would watch the Pipe Bands of the British Army parade their Regiments down Cork Hill and out to the train station every couple of months.
Danny would always go up to the Barracks when the Pipe Bands had practice and that is where he came to know and love the Pipes. Danny at the time being a member of the I.R.A. came by three set of Pipes and soon mastered the Art of playing the Pipes along with two other friends Larry Coleman and Paddy O’Sullivan. Danny again came by a Bass Drum and two Snare Drums and in 1914 he founded what is now known as the Youghal Pipe Band, better known at the time as the Cork Hill Pipe Band.