Coiste Scoil Acla CCÉ has today, 18th September, expressed deep sadness following the passing of Mary Lavelle-Burke, yesterday, after a short but brave battle with illness. Mary was born and raised on Achill and educated both in Achill and at St. Louis Convent, Kiltimagh. After a career in the Ulster Bank and First Active Building Society […]

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For the first time in 35 years, the difficult decision has been taken to cancel Achill’s traditional music and cultural summer school Coiste Scoil Acla CCÉ wishes to advise that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we must regretfully announce the complete cancellation of our 2020 Summer School. Scoil Samhraidh Scoil Acla was due to […]

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Scoil Acla will host a race night to fundraise for the 2020 Fleadh Cheoil which takes place in Achill on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of May. Tommy English, Chairperson of the organising committee said “we are very much looking forward to welcoming competitors and supporters from all corners of the county to Achill […]

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The AGM of Scoil Acla CCÉ was held on Friday last (18th October) in Óstán Gob a’ Choire (Connaughton’s), Achill Sound. Many thanks to all those who attended on the night. The Chairperson’s, Secretary’s, Treasurer’s, PRO’s and Oifigeach na Gaeilge reports were delivered and a new committee for 2019/2020 was elected as follows: Chairperson / Cathaoirleach […]

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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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