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!

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.”

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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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Ulster-Scots Community Network

We certainly would encourage everyone to get involved in this exciting new Ulster-Scots Photography Competition! 📷

For more information, please contact the Ulster-Scots Community Network ... See more

Are you creative? Interested in taking part in a photography competition and potentially winning prizes? Do you want to learn more about Ulster-Scots language? This competition could help you to tick ... See more

Kirknarra School of Dance

It has been a busy week for our Kirknarra Dancers as we commenced our Highland Dance Classes again! 🎉

Here’s just some of our dancers who were delighted to be back yesterday at our Annalong ... See more

It has been a busy week for our Kirknarra Dancers as we commenced our Highland Dance Classes again! 🎉

Here’s just some of our dancers who were delighted to be back yesterday at our Annalong ... See more

Kirknarra School of Dance

And we’re back!!! 🎉

We’re absolutely delighted to have been able to commence our Highland Dance Classes again this week! 💃

Here’s just a few of our dancers from one of our classes ... See more

And we’re back!!! 🎉

We’re absolutely delighted to have been able to commence our Highland Dance Classes again this week! 💃

Here’s just a few of our dancers from one of our classes ... See more

🌟 Funding for Rural Groups - Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2020 - Opened Today! 🌟

Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led, voluntary ... See more

Ulster-Scots Phrase of the Day! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Here’s one we all use regularly here in the Kingdom of Mourne! I’m sure you have often heard your parents or grandparents say ... See more

Here’s a wee Ulster-Scots ‘spake’ I’m sure you are all quare n’ familiar with and one that is of course very appropriate as Summer turns to Autumn! 🍂

It’s maybe time folks to get ... See more

Test your Ulster-Scots knowledge

🌟 Wean’s Ulster-Scots Language Quiz! 🌟

Check out the link below for your children to take part in this super Ulster-Scots Language Quiz! Don’t forget to let us know how your child gets ... See more

Photos from Schomberg Mourne UlsterScots's post

Today is #MerchantNavyDay and along with the rest of the nation, we salute the Merchant Navy for its contribution to our country over the years.

There has always been strong connections with the ... See more

Ulster-Scots Phrase of the Day! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

This is a familiar expression used here in the Mournes, particularly amongst many fishermen and farmers who are out and about in the ... See more

One of our members in the Schomberg Society has been busy trying out some new Scottish recipes! 👩🏻‍🍳

If you have a wee bit of free time, why not try your hand at baking some ‘Scottish ... 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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