The Finglas Concert and Marching Band

This band was started by Bridie O’Reilly 20 years ago and was encouraged by Brendan Clarke for the duration. He is now the President of the Band and is still active and engaged. The band uses de la Salle College, Beneavin as a base and has participated in the St Patrick’s Day Parade in both New York and Dublin. A film by Lir Productions was shown at the Youth Centre in Mellowes Road in Finglas as part of the concert celebration.

Pat Carey was saluted for his efforts in the past in identifying funding to develop the band whose ages stretch from 11 to 18 at present. There is a junior band where kids are taught to play the instruments. I represented the Lord Mayor and FF were represented by Cllr McAuliffe and Pat Carey.