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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Tomorrow night is the big night and we're all super excited!๐ŸŽ‰

Please remember everyone our Annual Burns Night is now SOLD OUT and we have no more tickets availableโ—๏ธ

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The Highland Heathers

Well done to our Highland Heathers Ladies Group who had a brilliant time last night in Reivers House learning new decorating skills! ๐Ÿฐ

Itโ€™s great to see that two years on, the Ladies Group is ... See more

A wonderful start to 2020 with our ladies. We had such an enjoyable evening!

Thanks so much to Rachel, so many of us have found new creative skills after our cupcake evening! You're a star!

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Weโ€™re absolutely delighted with the huge response to our Burns Night, which is taking place this Saturday Night in the Kilmorey Arms Hotel, Kilkeel! ๐ŸŽ‰

โ—๏ธOur tickets are now all sold out for ... See more


The Schomberg Society is facilitating a Marshalling / Event Stewarding Course, which will take place over two nights on Thursday 13th and Thursday ... See more

Kirknarra School of Dance

Well done to Kirknarra Dancer Lucy Cowen on winning Dancer of the Month in our Annalong Dance Class! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸA big shout out to our Dancer of the Month from our Dance Class in Annalong Orange Hall!๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰

Well done to Lucy Cowen who has been recognised for her commitment and brilliant progression ... See more

Kirknarra School of Dance

Well done to Kirknarra Dancer Lucy Johnston on winning Dancer of the Month in our Kilkeel Dance Class! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸA big shout out to our Dancer of the Month from our Dance Class in Reivers House, Kilkeel!๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰

Well done to Lucy Johnston who has been recognised for her commitment and super progression ... See more


Just a reminder about all of our NEW Music and Dance Tuition Classes starting again next week! ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿฅ ๐ŸŽป ๐ŸŽต

Mondays, From ... See more

For anyone who has purchased tickets and is coming along to our Burns Night this Saturday night, weโ€™re encouraging everyone to wear a little tartan!๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

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Kirknarra School of Dance


Baby Isla was delighted to meet some of her future Kirknarra Team at the weekend! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’–

Isla already has got her first pair of Baby Dance Pumps and now canโ€™t wait to get her first wee kiltie! ... See more

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐ŸŽ‰HAPPY BURNS DAY EVERYONE! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

Today, right across the world, folk are celebrating the birthday of the famous Scottish Bard, Rabbie Burns! ... See more

We have some fantastic Marching Bands from near and far taking part in our 11th Night Pageant and Celebrations this year in #Kilkeel! If your band would like to take part in our #ReiversFestival 11th Night Festivities, then please get in contact with us! #MarchingBands #11thJuly


Our #UlsterScots Summer Schemes will take place in Reivers House, Kilkeel from Mon 3rd-Fri 7th Aug and in Annalong Orange Hall from Mon 17th-Fri 21st Aug. Get in contact with us ASAP to book your childโ€™s place! #Outreach #Music #Dance #Culture #Fun #Weans

Exactly that-especially the wee places.Theres a job of work to be done to cultivate awareness of Ulster Scots ethnicity but programmes such as 'Hame', efforts of @SchombergSoc & others too will make things much more accessible and help prompt the 'awakening' @J_Donaldson_MP

Our Schomberg Fife and Drum and Kirknarra Dancers enjoyed performing last night at the Apprentice Boys of Derry Ballinran Branchโ€™s Variety Concert in Ballinran Orange Hall! #Music #Dance #UlsterScots #Fifes #LambegDrums #ScottishDance


In November 2019, the Schomberg Society in partnership with @OrangeOrder, @KilkeelHigh and Mourne District launched our new Educational Project to provide help and support to students who are undertaking their Maths & English GCSE Exams! #Outreach #EmployabilitySupport

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