Claud Chavasse was somewhat of a ledgend in his own lifetime in Galway, where he lived most of his life. Before he settled there in 1917, he lived on Achill. His sister Marguerite Chavasse, ran a lace making industry on the Island and he stayed with her, while there. Emily Weddall, a friend of Marguerite, must have been enthralled with her brother Claud, not only for his interest and commitment to Gaelic Culture, but with his refusal to speak any language other than Irish. He and Emily became friends and soon joined forces with others to found the Irish language and cultural summer school, Scoil Acla.
Chavasse taught Irish classes as part of the summer school curriculum, and any other time this service was required, where he was ever willing teacher.