What is Coláiste an Phobail?
Coláiste an Phobail is a programme of language classes and activities aimed at encouraging the use of Irish in the community. Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin offers a variety of classes to suit the needs of absolute beginners right through to those of a fluent speaker of the language. Most of the programme is delivered in our centre, but we also work in the community, in local schools and organise residential weekends in the Donegal Gaeltacht to enhance the learning experience of our students.
We offer a number of accredited courses in partnership with North West Regional College and NUI Galway, alongside our own language course, Céimeanna Comhrá, taught at three ability levels and tailored to the needs of the casual learner.
The centre is a welcoming environment for anyone wishing to learn Irish or practice their language skills. Our in-house café offers a bilingual service, and we sell a range of Irish books, cards and giftware. Our team are on hand at any time to offer assistance, whether this means helping out with unfamiliar words or phrases, or allowing learners the opportunity to practice their conversational skills on them.
Classes and activities run throughout the year, and regular social events such as table quizzes and conversation circles are organised at which our community of learners and language enthusiasts can enjoy a vibrant urban Gaeltacht experience.
For a complete list of all courses currently on offer, please visit the Language Courses section.