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

β€œBuilding 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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Kirknarra School of Dance

We would like to wish our Kirknarra School of Dance all the best for their Annual Highland Dance Competition this Saturday in Kilkeel! πŸ’ƒπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ Ώ

Our girls are looking lovely in the latest edition of the Mourne Observer! 😍

Don’t forget everyone, our annual Dance Competition will be taking place this Saturday 16th November at Christ ... See more

Yesterday, on Remembrance Day, we enjoyed chatting to the young Explorers Group at Kilkeel Presbyterian Church about the importance of Remembrance and the Poppy.

Thanks to the leaders for inviting ... See more

Kilkeel Primary School

In the run up to Remembrance Day, we have been very busy visiting lots of Schools and Youth Groups right across the Kingdom of Mourne, Newcastle and Rostrevor areas to speak with hundreds of young ... See more

Thanks to Kingsley Donaldson for teaching us all about the poppy and its significance and to James and Roberta from the Schomberg for teaching us about the Ulster Scots language.

Photos from Schomberg Mourne UlsterScots's post

This morning, members of the Schomberg Fife and Drum formed a Guard of Honour at the Cenotaph at Mourne Presbyterian Church dressed in traditional 36th Ulster Division Uniforms.

It was great to see ... See more

FUSE FM Mourne


We're delighted that this Christmas, our popular FUSEFM MOURNE RADIO STATION will be returning to the airwaves and will be broadcasting live from MONDAY 9TH - ... See more


We're delighted to announce that in ONE MONTH, Fusefm Mourne Radio will be back live on the airwaves for our Christmas broadcast of 2019! πŸŽ… πŸŽ„

We're ... See more

We had a lovely visit to the Fishermen’s Mission this week to speak with some of the local Fishermen to find out some of the Ulster-Scots words, phrases, traditions and customs used within the ... See more

Photos from Schomberg Mourne UlsterScots's post

Yesterday evening, we were delighted to commence the first week of our new educational project in Reivers House! πŸ“š

We had a great turnout of students who were undertaking additional tuition ... See more

Kilkeel High School

We will be commencing our new educational project this evening in Reivers House! πŸ“š

⭕️ The English Classes will take place from 5.45-6.45pm and will be tutored by David Cunningham.
⭕️ ... See more

The Schomberg's READY Project begins tonight! The English class runs from 5.45 - 6.45 and the Maths class from 6.45 - 7.45.

Kilkeel High School


Congratulations to the Kirknarra Dancers who performed at the Kilkeel Royal British Legion's Remembrance Event in school recently. Many of the girls are students at KHS. What a talented bunch!

🌟 NEW - FUNDING CALL 2020-2021 🌟

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have today released their Financial Assistance Call for 2020-2021.

Please see below a list of the various programme ... See more

Last week, we had over 30 folk from Ulster-Scots Groups, Marching Bands and Loyal Orders undertaking their Food and Hygiene Training in Reivers House! For further info on upcoming training courses and workshops, please get in contact with us! #Training #Support #Outreach

Next Monday 25th November at 7.30pm in Reivers House, we will be hosting an β€˜Ulster-Scots #Language Discussion Night’ to mark #UlsterScotsLanguageWeek! Everyone is more than welcome to come along to help us plan the best ways to promote and preserve the language in #Mourne!

Thanks to retired Lieutenant Colonel @kingodonaldson for coming and speaking with some of the pupils in Newcastle Primary School about the various forms of #remembrance observed today.

Our Highland Heathers are having a Christmas Craft Night on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm in Reivers House! All ladies are more than welcome to come along! #Christmas #Baubles #Decorations

Best wishes to our #Kirknarra School of Dance who are hosting their own #HighlandDance Competition today in #Kilkeel! Good luck especially to our own Kirknarra girls who are competing for the first time today as well! #TeamK #ScottishDancing #Culture

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