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*postponed* NPU Annual Tionól 2020

May 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - May 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Unfortunately, due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation not only in Ireland but worldwide, we have reluctantly decided to postpone this event with a view to rescheduling it for later in the year.
Accordingly all Members of the Company (including Junior Members) are advised that due to ongoing concerns around the spread of COVID-19, the Board of Directors of the Company has taken the difficult decision to cancel all social events planned for the weekend of 22 to 24 May in the interests of health and safety. The Board regrets the inconvenience to all.

In order to comply with continuing requirements of Irish company law, the AGM of the Company must still be held within a specified time period and accordingly it is now planned for Saturday 15th August at 3pm. However please note the revised location of the AGM to the registered office of the Company at 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1. 

The Company considers the health of its Members, Board and staff a top priority.  All must be aware that personal attendance at the AGM may present a risk to you and others. Accordingly, the meeting will be as brief as possible and will be conducted in so far as possible in accordance with HSE guidance on social distancing. The Board is also exploring how it may provide Members with a form of remote participation in the AGM (such as a conference call dial-in). 

We will be in touch in due course with formal notice of the rescheduled AGM and recommend you keep up-to-date with HSE guidance regarding travel, self-isolation and health and safety precautions in the meantime.


The NPU Annual Tionól 2020 will take place at the Farnham Arms Hotel, Cavan, from Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May.

For bookings, contact the hotel directly and make reference to the Tionól to avail of the below rates:

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd – 2 nights B&B plus a 3 course meal on Saturday evening
Single Room – €164
Double/Twin Room – €129.50 per person sharing
Triple Room – €110 per person sharing

Friday 22nd – 1 night B&B only
Single Room – €80
Double/ Twin Room – €60 per person sharing
Triple Room – €50 per person

Saturday 23rd – 1 night B&B plus a 3 course meal
Single Room – €99
Double/Twin Room – €80 per person sharing
Triple Room – €65 per person sharing

Phone: +353 (0)49 43 32577
Email: info@farnhamarmshotel.com

Friday 22nd May
Reed making with Eamonn Curran 3 – 7pm
Young Pipers’ Recital 8 – 9pm
The Piper’s Chair 9 – 10pm
Saturday 23rd May
Uilleann pipes classes with Noel Carberry, Conal Duffy, and Claire Fennell
Reed making (contd.) with Eamonn Curran
Advanced reed making demonstration with Cormac Cannon
all 10.30am – 3.30pm (break 12.30 – 1.30pm)
AGM 4 – 5.30pm
Dinner 6.30 – 8pm
Piping Recital featuring Daniel Brady, Sheila Friel, and John Tuohy 9 – 10pm
The Piper’s Chair 10.30pm
Sunday 24th May
Lecture with Richie Piggott – ‘It was my wish I could make an instrument that could produce such sounds’ The Life of Pipe Maker Patrick Hennelly 11am – 12.30pm 
Group Photograph 12.30pm


May 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
May 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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