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 Co. Leitrim’s Padraig McGovern as the Musician in Residence for Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla 2018. Padraig hails from Ballymagovern, a townland in the Cavan-Leitrim border area.  His music reflects this placement with influences of both counties evident. He was taught by master piper P.J. Flood from Belturbet, Co. Cavan […]

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