Maoin Cheoil an Chláir was opened by President Mary Robinson in 1994. It was the first music school in Ireland to include both classical and traditional music on an equal basis in its constitution. Founded by Fr Harry Bohan, a visionary social activist, and Prof. Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, internationally recognised for the integration of traditional music into formal education systems, Maoin Cheoil an Chláir was designed as a model for similar schools in other local authority areas in Ireland and further afield.
Oibríonn Maoin Cheoil an Chláir i ndlúthpháirtíocht leis an gCoiste Gairm-Oideachais i gCo. an Chláir i dtreo ceoloideachas inacmhainn a sholáthar do phobal an Chláir ar bhonn foghlama saoil. Déanann a cumas chun an ceol clasaiceach agus an ceol traidisiúnta a chothú aclú ar an scoil le freagairt do pholasaí fáilteach maidir le léirithe cultúir ag cuimsiú na nua-ilchultúrthachta in Éirinn.
Maoin Cheoil an Chláir has close links with the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and frequently draws on the wide international music education expertise at the University. Maoin Cheoil an Chláir offers you the Gift of Music and invites you to participate in a visionary educational initiative dedicated to helping you find your own unique cultural voice.