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Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
NPU Annual Tionól 2023 – Laois
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual Tionól 2023 will take place on Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois.

More details to follow. 

Éanna Harrington
Templemore Tionól
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The 34th Annual Templemore Tíonol will be returning again to the Templemore Arms Hotel. The Tíonol will take place from Friday the 7th – Sunday the 9th October and will feature uilleann piping classes, reed making workshops and sessions throughout the weekend.

Classes will run on Saturday from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm.

Tutors: Cillian Roche and Leo Rickard.

Reed making workshop with Jim Wenham and Paddy Hyland.

For more info contact: Brendan Collins 0876732020

All pipers welcome.

Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
NPU Annual Tionól 2022 – Laois
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual Tionól 2022 will take place on Friday 27th May to Sunday 29th May in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois.

Class bookings
Class bookings for reedmaking and uilleann piping classes can be made by phoning +353-1-8730093 or emailing info@pipers.ie with your name.
Spaces are limited. Class fees are as follows and are payable by phone in advance or on the day:
Two-day reedmaking: €50 members (€75 non members)
One-day uilleann pipes: €30 members (€45 non members)
Hotel bookings
For room reservations at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, please book directly with the hotel on +353-57-8730111. Please mention that you are attending the Tionól with Na Píobairí Uilleann when booking to secure the agreed prices for the weekend. The cost is €144 per person sharing including two nights Bed and Breakfast and one evening meal on Saturday.
Alternative Accomodation
Castle Arms (Durrow – approx. 8km Cork side) – 057 873 6117
Maldron Hotel (Portlaoise – approx. 15km Dublin side) – 057 869 5900


Friday 27th May

3:00pm – 7:00pm
Reedmaking Workshop
Spruce Reeds with Jim Wenham

Young Piper’s Recital
Featuring Senan Larkin, Niamh Morris, Aaron Fitzgerald, & Tove Byers

The Piper’s Chair

Saturday 28th May

10.30am – 3:30pm
Piping & Reedmaking Workshops

Piping Tutors – Colm Broderick, Fiadh Fitzpatrick, & Michael Foley
Reedmaking Workshop (contd.) – Spruce Reeds with Jim Wenham

4:00pm – 5:30pm

6:30pm – 8.00pm

9:00pm – 10:30pm
Piping Recital

Featuring Pamela Schweblin, Ciaran Somers, Alain Carroll, & Donnchadh Gough

The Piper’s Chair

Sunday 29th May

11.00am – 12:30pm
Lecture on Patrick Hennelly, pipemaker: “It was my wish I could make an instrument that could produce such sounds”

Speaker: Richie Piggott

Group Photograph



Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Tionól Dhún na nGall 2022
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Poster Donegal Tionól

Tionól Dhún na nGall 2022 will take place on Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February in Teach Hiúdaí Beag, Bunbeg. 

Programme of Events:

Friday 18th February

8.00pm – Young Piper’s Recital followed by Piper’s Chair

Saturday 19th February

10.00am – Piping & Pipe Maintenance Classes
Piping Class Teachers – Janes Walls & Cormac Buzz Ó Briain
Pipes Maintenance Class – Martin Crossin

3.30pm – ‘Try the Pipes’
An opportunity for all ages to try on a set of pipes and have a go at playing. All are welcome to attend.

7.30pm – Recital at Amharclann, Gaoth Dobhair
Artists – Gearóidín Breathnach, Gay McKeon, Derek McGinley, Lachlan & Murdoch McKibbin

Sunday 20th February

11.00am – Piper’s Chair


Below is a list of accommodation options within the area. For more information on local accommodation, you can check out https://www.gaothdobhair.ie/en/categories/accommodation-in-gweedore and Airbnb

An Chúirt Hotelhttp://www.gweedorecourthotel.com/
Caisleáin Óir Hotelhttp://www.donegalhotel.ie/
Teac Jack http://www.teacjack.com/
Danny Minnie’shttp://www.dannyminnies.ie/accommodation.html
Teac Campbellhttps://teac-campbell.com/
Teach Mhicíhttps://www.underthethatch.co.uk/miki#/property-page-information

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