TG Lurgan has done it again with their Irish language version of 'Old Town Road'

It was only a matter of time before TG Lurgan put their own spin on Lil Nas X's smash-hit record-breaking song 'Old Town Road' that he recorded with none other than Billy Ray Cyrus, forever merging rap and country music.

Coláiste Lurgan has previously covered everyone from Adele to Avicii, but could their version of 'Old Town Road' in Irish be their biggest hit to date?

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Not only did they record 'Old Town Road' in Irish, they recorded a video to go along with it. There's a horse, there's breakdancing, there's line dancing - there's even an Irish flag cowboy hat. 

Here are the lyrics to 'Old Town Road' in Irish: 

Mé goil a’ bualadh bóthar ar a’ gcapall ór

Mé goil ar aghaidh ar a’ mbóthar mór

Mé goil a’ bualadh bóthar ar a’ gcapall ór

Mé goil ar aghaidh ar a’ mbóthar mór


Tá mo chapall ‘muigh sa mback

Mo hata droim ar ais

I gcónaí tarraingt raic

Is mo mhada le mo hais

‘Bhfuil tú ag iarra’ fáisc-eadh

B’fhearr liom é ná Porche

Gach rud beagán bailí

Bí 'g imeacht do mo phóirse 


Cuma liom sa diabhal faoin bhfaisin

Bíodh an diabhal ag faisin


Caillte  gan aon eochair

Rinne mé an dochar

Ainbheart ar mo bheaibí

Cuma leí ar aon chaoi

Mise gconaí scrúrtaí

Spalpaí agus stiucaí

A' mhaidin thana dhúisigh

D’fhág sí mé  ‘s chua’ sí


Cuma liom sa diabhal faoin bhfaisin

Bíodh an diabhal ag faisin


Thar am, bheith n-ann

Rudaí dhéana’ níos fearr

Caith’ an iomarc’ ama ar mo shean guitear 

'Bheabaí, fág a’ bealach fainní ór Fendi is fearr

Staróg ar an raidio mo Mhasarati thar barr

Fan ar dheis ‘s bí in ann

Mar an Malboro man ni bheidh tú gán

Ba mhaith liom ghoil  'r ais siar me a’ bualadh bóthar

Mé ag iarra' goil ar a’ mbóthar mór

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Old Town Road as Gaeilge, performed by Emily Daly, Síofra Ní Chúile, John Gray, Brian Ó Curnáin, James Connolly.TG Lurgan/YouTube