Who is the summer school for?
We have classes for adults and children aged six or over and of all abilities. Classes are graded by ability and whereas not all instrument classes are available to beginners, details of suitable beginners classes are given below.
When do the classes run?
Classes run from Monday 23rd July until Saturday 28th July 2018 from 10.00 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. except set dancing which starts at 9.30 a.m. All classes finish at 12 noon on Saturday. See the menu for lists of classes and tutors.
The Summer School events run from Saturday 21st until Saturday 28th July 2018 inclusive.
Which classes are suitable for beginners?
Adult beginners classes are only available in tin whistle, flute and bodhrán.
Child beginners classes are only available in tin whistle, fiddle and bodhrán. Children must be six or over.
All instrument classes will be graded to ensure that students are in the right class for their ability.
Beginners may enrol in the set dancing and singing classes.
Are there any classes just for children?
“Fiddlesticks” is an opportunity to try out the fiddle for children only. Various sized fiddles are available.
Junior Sean Nos is only for children aged 6 to 11.
Numbers are limited for both these classes so it is is advisable to register in advance as early as possible.
Are there classes for primary school teachers?
We run Department of Education approved classes for primary school teachers. See our Primary School Teachers page.
What is the cost?
Entry fee for morning classes and lectures for the whole week:
Children (under 16): €70
Second and subsequent family member (under 16) from the same family: €65
We offer a discounted group rate of €60 per student for the week for students under 16. This rate is only available to students who travel together to the summer school each day. To avail of this group rate it is necessary to pre-register each member of the group by completing and returning a registration form and payment for each student to the address below by 7th July.
Cheques to be made payable to Joe Mooney Summer School and to be sent to:
Josephine Rodgers, Treasurer JMSS,
Carrick Road, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.
To avail of the group rate it is necessary to pre-register by completing and returning the relevant registration form(s) and payment to the address above by 7th July. If forms are not received by this date then students will not be able to avail of the discounted rate.
There will be no exceptions.
See the links to the forms below.
Children (under 16): €15
It is necessary to register for a minimum of three consecutive days for all classes except it is possible to pay daily for set dancing.
Recitals, concert and ceilithe are not included in the weekly or daily fee.
See the registration forms below. For queries contact us.
How do I register?
You can either register in advance by post or register on the Sunday or Monday of the Summer School in the Community Centre.
Register in advance by post
You can register in advance by post. Download the relevant registration form:
Complete the form and post it along with your entry fee to reach us no later than 8th July.
Groups should also send their forms and payment to reach us no later than 8th July.
Note: Primary school teachers should see our Primary School Teachers page for details of how to register.
Register at the summer school
You can also register at the start of the week. Registration for classes and workshops is as follows:
Sunday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Community Centre (all classes).
Monday at 8.30 a.m. in the Community Centre (all classes).
We are unable to accept cheques or credit/debit cards at the Sunday or Monday registrations so payment must be in cash.
Where can I stay?
See our Accommodation page for information on local accommodation.