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Scoil Samhraidh 2023
Summer School 2023

Dé Sathairn 24ú Iúil – Dé Sathairn 29ú Iúil
Saturday 24th July – Saturday 29th July

Culture Night 2022

Dé hAoine 23ú Meán Fómhair
Friday 23rd September

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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Scoil Acla shared a video from the playlist Tutor Concert 2022.
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Our Trad Bus will leave Ted's at 7.30pm sharp tonight calling at a number of venues across the Island! #CultureNight22
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Bígí Linn Anocht i Gieltys Bar and Restaurant!!

#CultureNight2022 #oíchechultúir
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Déanfar ceiliúradh ar Oíche Chultúir amárach(23ú Meán Fomhair) agus neart imeachtaí i Maigh Eo chun ceiliúradh a dhéanamh ar chultúr, na healaíona agus an chruthaíocht. Tá os cionn 35 ócáid chultúrtha, atá saor in aisce, ar siúl ar fud Mhaigh Eo agus ar líne. I measc na n-imeachtaí atá ar siúl, tá turas ar bhus, ‘Camchuairt Trad’, le neart ceoil, amhránaíochta agus spraoi le Scoil Acla ar Oileán Acla, cruinniú maidir leis an ngineolaíocht ar Shráid an Chaisleáin chomh maith le ceoilchoirm in Ionad Ealaíon Linenhall i gCaisleán an Bharraigh. Beidh taispeántais, ceolchoirm agus seoladh suíomh idirlín ag Ionad Ealaíon Bhéal an Átha agus beidh deis ag daoine amhráin a chanadh agus ceol a a sheinnt ag ‘Folk and Craic’ i gCrois Mhaoilíona. Déanfaidh muintir Bhaile an Róba ceiliúradh ar bhia ó chultúr eile ó na daoine atá ag cur fúthu sa cheantar. Beidh ceolchoirm snagcheoil in Óstán Chuan Mó, Cathair na Mart chomh maith le dráma faoin bhfile/scríbhneoir amhrán Pat Tunney in ionad pobail Chois Locha. Níl ansin ach blaiseadh beag de na himeachtaí atá ag tarlú. Tuilleadh eolais:
Culture Night

Culture Night will be celebrated tomorrow (23rd September) with lots of events held in Mayo to celebrate culture, the arts and creativity. There are over 35 free cultural events taking place across the county and online . There will be music, singing and lots of fun on the ‘Camchhuairt Trad’ bus tour with Scoil Acla on Achill Island, Castlebar will host a geneology gathering on Castle Street as well as a concert in the Linenhall Arts Centre. Ballina Arts Centre will host exhibitions, a concert and a website launch. People will have the opportunity to sing or play music at ‘Folk and Craic’ in Crossmolina. Ballinrobe will celebrate food from all the cultures living in the locality. Westport brings us a Jazz Concert in the Clew Bay Hotel and Cushlough Community Centre will showcase a drama based on poet/songwriter Pat Tunney. This is only a taster of the many wonderful events happening accross the county. Tuilleadh eolais: Culture Night
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#CultureNight Trad Bus leaving Ted's, Cashel at 7.30pm sharp tomorrow, Friday 23rd. Meet at 7.15!
Bígí Linn - book your place at! 🎶
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Scoil Acla is feeling excited.
First prize for our Culture Night table quiz this Friday 23rd September at 7pm in Gieltys Bar and Restaurant is this beautiful hamper made up of items purchased in Achill Island Kitchen, Dooagh Shop! All Irish-made, gourmet products (except for the wine!) valued at €100!

More prizes for the runners up!

Bígí Linn!
Tá ríméad ar Coiste Scoil Acla Oíche Chultúir 2022 a lainseáil le Tráth na gCeist agus duaiseanna iontach le buachaint agus "Camchuairt Trad" ar an mbus le haghaidh ceol, amhránaíocht & spraoi! Bígí Linn - 23.09.22!🎼🎻🪗 ScoilAcla photo
Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla 2022 will once again feature on 'Ceol & Ealaíon' on @radiomidwest with Joe Byrne tonight, including interviews and recordings from tutors and the coiste. Tune in! 🎶

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