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Scoil Samhraidh 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

Students taught
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Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh a Anam. 🙏
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Folk Society continues at The TF Royal Hotel and Theatre this month and you can see the Achill Lads live on Thursday May 26th!

🎟️ Tickets are NOW on sale:
from our Box Office on 094-9023111 or

#folksociety #theroyaltheatre #tfroyalhotel #castlebarmusic
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Scoil Acla is in Achill, Mayo, Ireland.
Achill, Mayo, Ireland
A wonderful weekend of Music, Song & Dance at the 2022 Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo! #Hup #FleadhMhaighEo #Achill2022
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Well done to Beau and Bláithín Kane who both won gold medals at Mayo Fleadh - Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo this weekend! Beau competed in the 12-15 Uileann Pipes competition and Bláithín in the U10 Concertina competition. Beau is pictured with his tutor, John Butler. Maith sibh! 🎶
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Congrats to Glór na dTonn Céilí Band on 1st place in yesterday's senior Céilí Band competition and to Scoil Acla members/tutors Cian McNamara and Michael Lavelle and the members of Piper's Cross Céilí Band for picking up second place. Wishing all three bands the best of luck at the Connacht Fleadh in June! 🎶
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Scoil Acla is feeling proud in Achill, Mayo, Ireland.
Achill, Mayo, Ireland
Huge congratulations to Roisin McNulty who came in 1st on the O18 Fiddle and to her student Leah McNamara who picked up first place in English Singing (15-18) at this weekend's Mayo Fleadh - Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo - Maith sibh! 🌟 🎶 🏆 🌟
All Roads lead to #Achill for 2022 Mayo Fleadh Cheoil 🎶

"after a break of 2 years, we are delighted to be in a position to host the Fleadh in Achill once again."
Great to be back in action again for the hugely successful "Try the Pipes" afternoon yesterday, in partnership with @Napiobairi Uilleann and Keel Community Hall. ScoilAcla photo
Delighted to announce that local classes are recommencing for Intermediate players with an interest in participating in the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo in Achill.

Full details & booking form at the link below!

#ScoilAcla22 #MayoFleadh22

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