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Scoil Samhraidh 2022
Summer School 2022

Dé Luan 25ú Iúil – Dé Sathairn 30ú Iúil
Monday 25th July – Saturday 30th July

Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo
Acaill 2022

6,7 & 8th May | 6ú, 7ú & 8ú Bealtaine


Dé Sathairn 12ú Feabhra 2022
Saturday 12th February 2022
Lower Achill Community Hall, Keel from 13:00 to 15:00

What we do…

Scoil Acla as an organisation promotes traditional arts and supports artists throughout the year on Achill Island, Co. Mayo. The highlight of the year is our Annual Summer School which takes place for a week in July and attracts hundreds of students, tutors and artists to Achill. The very first Summer School was established 1910, and the event has been run by our voluntary committee every year in Achill since its relaunch in 1985 – up to 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the summer school to adapt and move online for two years.

Tours &

Are you a tour group, school or college? Would you like to learn all about Irish Traditional music in a fun and relaxed setting in one of the most beautiful places on earth? – Scoil Acla has you covered! We have given lectures on local history, our musical culture and how musical instruments are made!

Why not Contact us to enquire today!?

Music Classes

Our local classes run right through Autumn, Winter and into Spring! At Scoil Acla, we believe in the proverb “Mól an Óige agus tíochfaigh siad”. We are proud to have taught hundreds of locals over the years on a variety of different instruments from the Tin whistle, to the concertina, guitar and Accordion – open to adults & children!


Our annual summer school is undoubtedly the highlight of the year for Scoil Acla. Learn from some of Ireland’s top musicians, take part in a session, learn some art, a bit of Gaeilge or attend one of the many concerts and recitals! There’s something for everyone! – All whilst enjoying the splendour of Achill Island!

A Branch of

Scoil Acla (CCÉ) is a proud branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music.

We’re a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world.

Tríd na Glúnta | Through the Generations

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Don't forget to come back to us Cian Mac Conmara - we have our own Summer School starting in a few weeks! 😂Great music! #Hup!
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Our Advanced Flute course with Emer Mayock is now fully subscribed. You may join our waiting list or browse through the other courses available for our 2022 Scoil Samhraidh at

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Best wishes to our friends at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy Willie Clancy Week! #Hup 🎶
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Tugann an sraith imeachtaí seo léargas ar Ghaeilg' Acla, a stair, oidhreacht agus cultúr.

This unique series of guided tours give an insight into all things Achill with a particular focus on Achill’s unique Irish dialect, its history and culture.

All tours are led by local historian and storyteller John Mhaidhcí Ó Gallachobhair.

Déanfar an cur i láthair i nGaeilg’ Acla. Chun tairbhe a bhaint as an imeacht, moltar Gaeilge cuíosach a bheith ag na rannpáirtithe.

All presentations will be in Gaeilg’ Acla and previous knowledge of Irish is recommended.

Online bookings - Áirithintí ar líne:

Pobal Gaeilg’ Acla > Ealaín na Gaeltachta > Foras Na Gaeilge > Achill Tourism > What's on in Achill >

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Scoil Acla is feeling lucky.

Tag 2 Friends in the comments section of this post and be in with the chance to win 2 tickets to Seán Keane and his full band Live @ Scoil Acla 2022!

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Winner announced on Friday 15th July! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Limited Tickets are available to purchase online at and if you win we'll refund your tickets!

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There are just 5 places remaining for our Advanced Harp course with Fiana Harp Music at our 2022 Scoil Samhraidh beginning on 25th July!

Book today at to avoid disappointment!

Huge congrats to Leah McNamara who came in first place in the Ladies English singing (15-18) competition today at the @Connachtfleadh! 👏 🎶 🏆 ScoilAcla photo
To celebrate this weekend's Connacht Fleadh we have decided to extend our Early Bird offer to Midnight on Monday! Book NOW to avoid disappointment at

Wishing all competitors representing Scoil Acla and Mayo the very best this weekend!

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Latest Scoil Acla news & press releases

The 2022 Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo will take place in […]
Scoil Acla CCÉ has expressed sadness on the passing of Scoil Acla revivalist, Tommy "Boley" McNamara.
The AGM of Scoil Acla CCÉ was held on Sunday 23rd January in Ted's, Cashel. Many thanks to all those who attended our first in-person branch meeting in over two years.

Sincere thank you to our funding agencies & partner organisations