|Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy|
|Dates||27 December - 2 January|
|Location(s)||Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Ireland|
|Years active||December 1994 - January 2014|
|Founded by||Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh|
Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy ("Frankie Kennedy Winter School") was a traditional music winter school held annually in Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland starting December 1994 in memory of Belfast flautist Frankie Kennedy (from Irish folk music band Altan) who died on 19 September 1994. The last session ended in January 2014. It has been succeeded by the "Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair" ("Gweedore Winter School").
The festival, which ran throughout the end of December until 2 January featured some of Ireland's best known musicians as well as friends of Frankie's from Scotland and further afield. It also presented a unique learning environment for musicians and arrangers. Classes are provided in flute, fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, bodhrán, button accordion, bouzouki, sean-nós singing, house dancing, and guitar.
In 2008, the festival introduced a new class, Arranging Irish Music and Song, which was taught by traditional music veteran Dáithí Sproule.
The final Scoil Gheimhridh took place from Friday 27 December 2013 until Wednesday 1 January 2014. On this occasion, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (from Irish folk music band Altan), her siblings Anna Ní Mhaonaigh and Gearóid Ó Maonaigh and her nephew Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (Gearóid's son) formed the Irish folk music band Na Mooneys where they performed their first ever show. Na Mooneys released their debut album Na Mooneys on 6 October 2016.
Until the end, the Scoil Gheimhridh Frankie Kennedy was ever-expanding and attendance was still continuing to flourish.