Féile pholaitíochta trí lá in Inis Oírr le ceardlanna, léachtaí, díospóireachtaí agus ceol. Béim ar chliseadh na haeráide, ar na chéad chórais eile, ar an impiriúlachas agus an fhaisisteachas

Three day political festival on Inis Oírr with workshops, lectures, debates, music. Focusing on climate breakdown and NEXT systems, Anti-Fascism and Anti-imperialism

We are pleased to announce Scoil Chois Claí 2023  – Our second annual political festival which will again be held on the beautiful island of Inis Oírr in the Connemara Gaeltacht. We will have workshops, lectures, debates, music and creamy pints of Guinness across three days, focusing on climate breakdown, next systems and the rise of the right..

We understand that capitalism is killing our life support systems, that it is driving run away climate change and that we are living through the sixth mass extinction. It is becoming ever clearer that tinkering at the margins of an economic model driving environmental breakdown will only deepen the multiple crises we face. To thrive, to survive, only a systemic response to a systems crisis will do.

The fight against climate breakdown requires a move to a more democratic and sustainable economy in the face of a strident imperialism and a rising fascist tide. As capitalism both creates and faces multiple crises we understand that fascism is not a working class phenomenon but a ruling class project. Fascism is capitalism in decay.

This political school will focus on:

  • Militarism and imperialism
  • The rise of the far right
  • The crisis of capitalism
  • Economic democracy & Eco-socialism


Seán Byers


Clare Daly

Member of the European Parliament

Cristina Facabien

Comisiones Obreras (CCOO)

Seán Fearon

Queen's University Belfast

Figueroa Clark

London School of Economics

Joe Guinan

The Democracy Collaborative

Kai Heron

University of Lancaster

Costas Lapavitsas

University of London

Bernadette McAliskey


Conor McCabe

Queen's University Belfast

Alice McLarnon


Amy moran

Amy Moran

Fórsa Trade Union
Personal Capacity

Niamh Ní Bhriain

The Transnational Institute

Chloe Ní Mhaille

Comhar Caomhán Teo

Órla Nic Oirc

Glór na Mona

Aindrias Ó Cathasaigh


Ben Ó Ceallaigh

Aberystwyth University

Helen Yaffe

University of Glasgow


Throughout the weekend we’ll be joined by some of Ireland’s best young traditional musicians playing tunes across several island venues. 

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