The band accepted the invitation and represented Galway there in July of that year. This was the bands first overseas trip in it's long history and as the band is a totally voluntary group not associated with any other
organisation, it relied on the generosity of the public
for the necessary funds to cover the costs.
The trip was deemed to be such a great success
and subsequent trips were planned, and the band
were delighed to play host to a French deligation from Lorient
the following year. See the Photo gallery for some of the snaps.
In March 2003, Lorient, once again invited St. Patrick's Band to visit
in order to take part in its St. Patrick's Day Week-end celebrations
which were hosted by the Du
Scorff Band. And of course the band scheduled its trip such that it will
be back in Galway for the St. Pactrick's day parade on