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“He touched so many lives and inspired countless others here in Achill during his time with Scoil Acla” Scoil Acla CCÉ will honour the memory of their late, great writing tutor, Macdara Woods, at a special tribute night to be held on Thursday night of their annual summer school. The poet and writer who passed […]

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Coiste Scoil Acla is delighted to announce that Irish music legend Seán Keane will officially open our 2019 Scoil Samhraidh. The official opening of Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla 2019 will take place in Óstán Oileán Acla, Polranny on Monday 29th July at 6pm and will include a showcase of Achill talent. Well known for his distinctive […]

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Scoil Acla is delighted to announce that Terry Tully will join our ranks as a piping tutor for 2019. The original Scoil Acla summer school was established in 1910 for the teaching of the Irish language; the teaching of Piping (Irish War Pipes, which have two drones as opposed to three) and the promotion of music, dance, […]

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Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo 2019 The Mayo Fleadh Cheoil takes place in Foxford on 11th & 12th May. Fleadh entries must be with the Branch Secretary Irene Gielty by Wednesday 27th March. The Fleadh Entry form can be downloaded HERE. Scoil Acla CCÉ Membership 2019/2020 A reminder that the Scoil Acla CCÉ membership closing date […]

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The AGM of Scoil Acla CCÉ was held on Saturday last (29th October) in the Strand Hotel, Dugort. Many thanks to the large attendance including Cathaoirleach of the Mayo County Board, Seamus Cawley, Rúnaí Catherine Hynes, local Cllr. Paul McNamara and our members. The Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, PRO and Oifigeach na Gaeilge reports were delivered […]

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It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to hear of the passing of Macdara Woods this week, who has been one of the country’s senior figures in contemporary Irish poetry. “I came to know Macdara through attending the Scoil Acla Writer’s Workshop, which he tutored every year between 1991 and 2016, which I started attending […]

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