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

โ€œBuilding a strong and dynamic Ulster-Scots community within the Kingdom of Mourne and beyond through empowerment and education.โ€


Schomberg Society formed in 1998.



An Ulster-Scots Umbrella organisation.



Promoting our rich Ulster-Scots culture and traditions.

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Ulster Scots Night in Donaghadee Pier 36 at Pier 36

Do you fancy an Ulster-Scots night out? Then why not head to this super evening of Ulster-Scots Food and Entertainment in Donaghadee! ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

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Tickets are now available for Ulster Scots Night in Donaghadee Pier 36 at Pier 36, Donaghadee on Thu 8 Oct 2020 at 7:00PM. Click the link for further information and to secure your tickets now!

๐ŸŒŸ Volunteer Opportunity ๐ŸŒŸ

The Schomberg Society is a very active community organisation and weโ€™re currently looking for volunteers to help with various outreach initiatives in our community ... See more

Make sure to get yourself a copy of todayโ€™s Mourne Observer to find out more about all of our Music and Dance Tuition Classes starting! ๐Ÿ“ฐ

There is still a limited number of places left in our ... See more

Schomberg Society -11th Night 2020

This week marks #GoodRelationsWeek2020 in Northern Ireland!

The Schomberg Society over a number of years has strived to promote better relations by promoting all that is good about Ulster-Scots ... See more

The Schomberg Society's 11th Night Celebrations - Virtual Celebrations 2020 - Kilkeel - Kingdom of Mourne

Photos from Schomberg Mourne UlsterScots's post


The Schomberg Society is delighted to be commencing our new term of Music & Dance Tuition Classes! ๐ŸŽป ๐Ÿฅ ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ƒ โš”๏ธ

Classes are ... See more

Ulster-Scots Word for the Day... ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

Hereโ€™s a word you will all know and one that is used regularly here in the Kingdom of Mourne! โœ…

#UlsterScots #Leid #Language

'The Origin & History of Bonfires' - The Schomberg Society, Kilkeel

๐ŸŽ‰ European Heritage Day 2020! ๐ŸŽ‰

To celebrate European Heritage Day today, the Schomberg Society has released the first of our two Bonfire educational talks/videos! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The first is entited ... See more

Well done to Downshire Guiding Star Flute Band for a great performance tonight in Banbridge! ๐Ÿฅ

Great to see such a well disciplined and musical band on parade, certainly a credit to themselves ... See more

Kirknarra School of Dance

๐ŸŒŸ Scottish Highland Dance Classes - Kilkeel & Annalong! ๐ŸŒŸ

Kirknarra School of Dance has re-commenced our Scottish Highland Dance Tuition Classes again in both Kilkeel and Annalong! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

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๐ŸŒŸ Scottish Highland Dance Classes - Kilkeel & Annalong! ๐ŸŒŸ

Kirknarra School of Dance has re-commenced our Scottish Highland Dance Tuition Classes again in both Kilkeel and Annalong! ๐Ÿ’ƒ

We ... See more

๐Ÿ”ฅ European Heritage Day ๐Ÿ”ฅ

To celebrate European Heritage Day tomorrow, the Schomberg Society has commissioned a series of two talks on โ€˜The Origins and History of Bonfiresโ€™ and ... See more

Hereโ€™s a lovely photo we received of a โ€˜sheughโ€™ on one of the nature trails at the Silent Valley Reservoir! Of course, โ€˜sheughโ€™ 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 โ€˜weeโ€™, โ€˜danderโ€™, โ€˜scunderedโ€™ and โ€˜crackโ€™ in their daily lives!

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

Weโ€™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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