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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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Mayo based group “Coda” are set to perform at Scoil Acla 2018! This local, all-male, seven-strong group have become something of a phenomenon nationwide as the richly-harmonised approach to vocal performance reaches an ever-growing audience. Formed in 2011 from Cór Mhaigh Eo members, Coda revel in experimenting with their voices and an eclectic mix of […]

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Coiste Scoil Acla has today announced that former broadcaster, advocate and GAA legend Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh will officially open this year’s Scoil Acla Summer School. The official opening of Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla 2018 will take place in Gielty’s, Dooagh on Monday 30th July at 8pm. A regular commentator for All-Ireland minor finals, Ó Muircheartaigh […]

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