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'Pompeii' as Gaeilge battles Will and Kate for top spot on YouTube

'Pompeii' as Gaeilge battles Will and Kate for top spot on YouTube

Young Irish speakers at Coláiste Lurgan have once again demonstrated their creativity with a new version, as Gaeilge, of the popular song ‘Pompeii’ by Bastille. 

The video was posted last night to the Irish language summer college’s YouTube channel, and has created such an online flurry that it is now featured among the top four most viewed videos on YouTube, battling with reports on Kate and Will’s new heir to the British throne. 

Currently on YouTube the most watched video is a BBC report on the birth of a son to the Duchess of Cambridge, but hot on its heels, in fourth place, with almost 25,000 views is the latest creation from Coláiste Lurgan.

Click below to view the video.

Coláiste Lurgan, based in Indreabhán, Conamara, has risen to fame in recent years as a new-aged Irish language college, and each course now has a project run by both staff and students.

The summer college gained massive coverage last year with the release of ‘Some Nights’ by FUN as Gaeilge, which was broadcast on national radio. From all this work, the band ‘Seo Linn’ has stemmed, with a growing popularity in the Irish language community.

Coláiste Lurgan’s projects to date can be found at ; and more information on the college can be found on

Coláiste Lurgan recently came to national attention with their cover of ‘When I’m Gone’, as Gaeilge – ‘Amhrán na gCupán’.

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