Summer School Classes

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 22nd July until Saturday 27th July 2019 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 20th until Saturday 27th July 2019 inclusive.

Which classes are suitable for beginners?

Beginners’ classes are only available in set dancing, sean nós dancing (juniors ), singing, whistle, fiddle, and bodhrán.
All instrument classes will be graded to ensure that students are in the right class for their ability.

“Fiddlesticks” is an opportunity to try out the fiddle for children aged 7 or over and adults and who haven’t participated in the class before. Various sized fiddles are available. The class size is limited so it is recommended to book early.

Are there any classes just for children?

Junior sean nós is only for children aged 7 to 12.
The class size is limited so it is recommended to book early.

Children with special needs (both physical and mental) are welcome and encouraged to take part in classes. Children with special needs should try to book as soon as possible and on booking should make the Joe Mooney School aware of their needs. The school is committed to try and make every endeavour to accommodate their needs but unfortunately in some cases this may not be possible due to the fact that the Joe Mooney School does not own the class rooms it uses.

Our guest traditional music teachers are leaders/experts in their disciplines, but they have no specific training in being able to identify the needs or accommodate the needs of children with special needs.  It is for this reason that children with special needs are required to be accompanied by an adult during the class so that they can get the most from the class in a secure and friendly environment.

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?

Weekly Rates

Entry fee for morning classes and lectures for the whole week:
Adults: €90
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 under 16 for the week.
This rate is only available to groups of 10 or more 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 6th July.

Cheques should be made payable to Joe Mooney Summer School and to be sent to:

Josephine Rodgers
Carrick Road
Drumshanbo
Co. Leitrim.

Download the relevant registration form from the Registration Forms page.

Daily rates
Adults: €20
Children (under 16): €15

It is necessary to register for a minimum of three consecutive days for all classes except it is possible to register daily for set dancing classes.

Recitals, concert and ceilithe are not included in the weekly or daily fee.

Download the relevant registration form from the Registration Forms page.

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.

If your child has any medical / extra needs please ensure you make a member of the committee aware of this at registration.

Register in advance by post

You can register in advance by post. Download the relevant registration form from the Registration Forms page.

Complete the form and post it along with your entry fee to reach us no later than 6th July.
Groups should also send their forms and payment to reach us no later than 6th 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 only.

Where can I stay?

See our Accommodation page for information on local accommodation.