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.


Ulster-Scots Educational Outreach

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


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 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

Fusefm Mourne

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.


Whats On

See what’s on in the Schomberg upcoming calendar!

Get In Touch With The Scomberg Society

Reivers House, Kilkeel

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


Schomberg Society formed in 1998.



An Ulster-Scots Umbrella organisation.



Promoting our rich Ulster-Scots culture and traditions.

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Well done to one of our young Lambeg Drummers, Scott Hanna who has been attending our Lambeg Drumming Classes in Reivers House! 👏

Still able to practice- just need a drum now!!

Aberdeenshire League

Scroll through and see if you can spot any of our Kirknarra Dancers! 😍⚔️

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The videos have started arriving - it’s 3pm somewhere. you will see all the videos in the ... See more

Mourne District LOL No.6

Message of support from Mourne District LOL No 6
Our District covers directly 1,100 members and their family’s. We just wanted to write this message to let you know we are there to support you ... See more

Hope you have all got a copy of today’s Mourne Observer where you will be able to read our new ‘Houl Yer Wheesht’ Column for Ulster-Scots in the Greater Mournes! 🎉

The Schomberg Society ... See more

Ulster-Scots Agency

Important Notice for Groups who have received Music and Dance Tuition Funding Support from the Ulster-Scots Agency this year!

If your group has received funding from this programme and now have had ... See more

COMMUNITY FUNDING UPDATE - All community groups in receipt of funding under our music and dance tuition scheme should contact the Agency as soon as possible to confirm the date when your tuition ... See more

🌟 Fishing & Farming Heritage Project 🌟

Thanks to everyone who has contributed information and photos for our Ulster-Scots Fishing and Farming Heritage Project to date! 👨‍🌾 🐟

If ... See more

Ulster-Scots Community Network

Funding Update from Ulster-Scots Agency

COMMUNITY FUNDING UPDATE - Due to ongoing restrictions in relation to social interaction, the Ulster-Scots Agency will not be opening for applications for ... See more

💐 Happy Mother’s Day Everyone! 💐

Today we celebrate mothers all over the world and the love and commitment they give to their children.

One such inspirational mother was Agnes Irvine ... See more

We have been busy producing these fantastic Ulster-Scots Language Information Boards for schools and community groups!

These are all Ulster-Scots words that we all use everyday here in the Kingdom ... See more


Just to keep you all updated on our current Ulster-Scots Fishing and Farming Project...

Over the past number of months, we have engaged with a lot of ... See more

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We have just finished putting together this new educational leaflet which has been designed to give school children a better understanding of our #UlsterScots culture, history and heritage! We’re looking forward to getting them distributed when the current crisis has passed!

Make sure to get a copy of today’s Mourne Observer to check out our new ‘Houl Yer Wheesht’ Column for #UlsterScots in the Greater Mournes! #Outreach #Culture #Language #Events #Music #Dance #History #Traditions #PlacesOfInterest #PeopleOfInterest

Festival Annoucement - Back this year due to demand is the D-Day Darlings who will be performing at our 11th Night Celebrations in #Kilkeel! Get this date in your diaries folks, it’s shaping up to be a fantastic night! #ReiversFestival2020 #UKPremierWarTimeAct #UlsterScots

We had a lovely visit this afternoon to some of the pupils from Mourne Independent Christian School to talk about #UlsterScots culture, history and language! #Outreach #Education #Weans

This weekend, members from the Schomberg Society enjoyed a day trip away visiting Monaghan Orange Hall and County Cavan Museum. #StudyVisit #WorldWarOneTrenches #Brethren #FestivalPlanning

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