Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Amhrán na gCupán - When I'm gone (as Gaeilge)

This just blew me away - it's not genealogy, but in the heritage and culture category, so gets an honourable mention! It's a song in Irish Gaelic recorded in Colaisde Lurgan, Co. Galway, and it is just beautifully done, because it treats the language as if it is still here, and not something to be revered from antiquity.

It doesn't matter if you have no Gaelic, this is just an experience - sit back and enjoy, then get a few plastic cups and have a go yerself...!

(Lyrics are at http://songsinirish.com/pop/amhran-na-gcupan.html!)

(With thanks to Ali MacDonald)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!


  1. This was recorded in Coláiste Lurgan in Connemara, Co Galway - not in Lurgan Co Armagh.