Scoil Acla – Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement in order to participate?

There is a minimum age requirement of 6 years for all participants. All activities will have a mixed class of children and adults, depending on ability levels. (Yes, beginning adults are welcome!) Students would need to have a genuine interest in the activity. If you require further clarification, Email Scoil Acla

 

Can I participate in more than one class/activity?

Depending on the time schedule for the classes, you are welcome to participate in more than one. For example, many students choose to take music classes in the morning and then singing, dancing or Irish Language classes in the afternoon. The writer’s workshop is an all-day class.

 

Do I need to have my own instrument?

Scoil Acla have a small number of instruments which are available to rent during the Summer School week.  All instruments must be booked in advance through the Scoil Acla office.

 

Where do the classes take place?

Classes take place in various venues throughout the island.

 

Can I pre-register for the summer school?

Yes. You may reserve here on the site or print off an application form and send your registration fee to Scoil Acla, Cashel, Achill Island, County Mayo.

 

How do I secure accommodation for the week?

There are several hotels, guesthouses, B & Bs, and self-catering accommodations. In addition, there are caravan parks with camping facilities and hostels on the island. For further information, please see our accommodation page or contact Achill Tourism for additional information.

 

Are the classes held through the medium of Irish?

No, the classes are all taught through English even though the majority of tutors can speak Irish. As half of Achill is a Gaeltacht region there is a great emphasis on the use of Irish especially ‘Gaeilg Acla’ (the Achill dialect) at our events and through out the week in general.

 

 

Please contact us with any other questions.