Welcome to Béal an Phobail: website of the Sliabh Liag peninsula language planning initiative. This initiative aims to support the speaking and use of Irish in southwest Donegal, in a region including the parishes of Cill Charthaigh and Gleann Cholm Cille, as well as areas in the parish of Ard an Rátha.

Gaelchara: Practice Irish with a Gaelchara/Mentor

A new scheme for adults living in the South-West Donegal Gaeltacht (Gleann Cholm Cille, Cill Chartha & Ard an Rátha). Irish language learners will team up with a fluent speaker and they will participate in a social, cultural or sporting activity. A grant will be made available to all participants.

Closing date: 23 October 2020. See details below.

Info (PDF)

South Donegal Language Plan

Gleann Geise

In 2018 a Lanugage Plan, based on research regarding the attitudes and current behaviour of those living in southwest Donegal in relation to Irish, was prepared. The plan outlines steps that can be taken, in cooperation with the community and the public sector, to strengthen Irish as a community language in our region. The Sliabh Liag Peninsula Language Planning Organising Committee oversaw and published this work with the support of the communities in the South Donegal Language Planning Region.

Click the link below to read the plan.

Download the plan (PDF)