The Schomberg Society

Building a strong & dynamic Ulster-Scots community within the Kingdom of Mourne and beyond.

Promoting Cultural Traditions

Harnessing the talents and abilities of the Ulster Scots community among all the people of Mourne and beyond

Promoting Understanding

Media outreach, drama, music, dance and the visual arts are used to promote a better understanding of our Ulster-Scots culture.

Creating an Ulster-Scots Hub

Reivers House is our Ulster-Scots Centre based in Kilkeel, where our Ulster-Scots activities, events and projects take place.

What’s on in Reivers House?

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Kirknarra School of Dance

Highland Dance Tuition Classes in Reivers House, Kilkeel and in Annalong Orange Hall.

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Ulster-Scots Educational Outreach

A range of Ulster-Scots projects, workshops and activities.

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Schomberg Fife and Drum

Living History Re-Enactment Group and Tuition Classes in Fife, Flute, Snare and Lambeg Drum.

Schomberg Thistle Club

Schomberg Thistle Club

A range of fun activities, events and support services for Senior Citizens in Reivers House, Kilkeel.

Drum-Majoring

Drum Majoring

Drum Majoring Tuition Classes in Reivers House.

The Highland Heathers

The Highland Heathers

Young Ladies Group hosting a range of fun-filled activities.

Training and Workshops

Training and Workshops

Capacity Building Training Courses and Workshops for Ulster-Scots Groups, Marching Bands and the Loyal Orders.

The Reivers Youth Choir

The Reivers Youth Choir

Singing Tuition Classes for children in Reivers House.

The Reivers Festival

The Reivers Festival

One of the largest and most successful Ulster-Scots Festivals in N. Ireland.

Youth Development

Youth Development

A range of activities and projects for our young people.

Schomberg Folk Orchestra

Fiddle Playing

Traditional Fiddle/Violin Tuition Classes in Reivers House.

Ulster-Scots Guided Tours

Ulster-Scots Guided Tours

Facilitating Group Visits to Reivers House and Ulster-Scots Guided Tours of the Kingdom of Mourne

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Fusefm Mourne

Broadcasting of our part-time Ulster-Scots Community Radio Station, live from Reivers House.

Ulster-Scots Cultural Events

Ulster-Scots Cultural Events

A huge variety of Ulster-Scots events throughout the year to celebrate our Ulster-Scots culture.

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Whats On

See what’s on in the Schomberg upcoming calendar!

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Reivers House, Kilkeel

“Building a strong and dynamic Ulster-Scots community within the Kingdom of Mourne and beyond through empowerment and education.”

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Schomberg Society formed in 1998.

 

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An Ulster-Scots Umbrella organisation.

 

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Promoting our rich Ulster-Scots culture and traditions.

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If your ‘oot n aboot’ enjoying the good weather, why not send us in some photos of Ulster-Scots features of the landscape! 📷

Here’s a great photo we received of a ‘sheugh’ which runs ... See more

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Just love our Kirknarra Highland Dance’s new personalised Mask Faces! 😍⚔️

Such an elegant logo for the KIRKNARRA highland dancers !

Well and truly stocked in masks ! ❤️

#staysafe #facemaskwashable #COVID19 #sustainabledevelopmentgoals #maskssavelives ... See more

Today celebrates European Day of Languages! 🎉

Ulster-Scots is recognised as a language in its own right. It is a language used all across Ulster with nearly everyone using atleast some ... See more

We are absolutely delighted that almost 10,000 people have watched our two Bonfire Videos recently released! 🔥

A special thanks to Dr. David Hume MBE for delivering the two very interesting ... See more

We are very saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Trevor Burns of Glenloughan.

The Burns family have strong connections with Reivers House and Trevor himself attended many of our workshops and ... See more

Kirknarra School of Dance

We just love to see all these young dancers enjoying our Scottish Highland Dance classes in Reivers House! 😍

Here’s some of our youngest dancers from our first Highland Dance Class in Reivers House on Mondays after school!

Just love to see all these smiling faces! 😍

If you happen to be heading towards the Carlingford Ferry, just outside of Kilkeel, you will see this lovely picturesque castle.

Greencastle is the most southern village in Northern Ireland and the ... See more

Schomberg Mourne UlsterScots

We’d like to thank Dr. David Hume MBE for facilitating our two Educational Bonfires Talks/Videos and we really hope everyone enjoyed watching them!

This was a great opportunity for us all to learn ... See more

🎉 Culture Day/Night 2020 🎉

To celebrate Culture Day and Night, the Schomberg Society has released the second of our two Bonfire educational talks/videos! 🔥

This video is entitled ... See more

Bonfires in Ulster - The Schomberg Society, Kilkeel

🎉 Culture Day/Night 2020 🎉

To celebrate Culture Day and Night, the Schomberg Society has released the second of our two Bonfire educational talks/videos! 🔥

This video is entitled ... See more

Here’s a wee throwback to just last month where we facilitated an online Ulster-Scots Summer School! 💃 🥁

This created a brilliant opportunity for local young people to take part in Highland ... See more

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Here’s a lovely photo we received of a ‘sheugh’ on one of the nature trails at the Silent Valley Reservoir! Of course, ‘sheugh’ is the #UlsterScots word for a drainage ditch!

If you have any photos of Ulster-Scots features of the landscape, we would to see them! #Leid #Language

Today celebrates #EuropeanDayofLanguages2020!

Ulster-Scots is recognised as a language in its own right. It is a language used all across Ulster with nearly everyone using atleast some #Ulster-Scots words such as ‘wee’, ‘dander’, ‘scundered’ and ‘crack’ in their daily lives!

Check out our new Bonfire educational information leaflet we have just recently produced!

We’re looking forward to distributing it to schools and youth groups to the potential bonfire builders of the future!

#Bonfires #Ulster #Culture

Delighted to have commenced our Fiddle/Violin Tuition Classes again yesterday evening in Reivers House!

Classes will be taking place each Wednesday from 7-9pm and there are still a couple of places left for new learners, either children or adults!

#EveryoneWelcome #UlsterScots

Reivers House was a busy place this evening as we commenced our Lambeg Drum Classes!

It was great to see lots of students back to our classes again, with a new faces joining as well!

Thanks to the @UlsterScotsAgen for supporting these Classes!

#UlsterScots #Lambeg #Culture

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