Gleanntáin Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair

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"Gleanntáin Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair" is a song in the Irish language written by Irish musician Proinsias Ó Maonaigh (father of Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan) about his hometown of Gaoth Dobhair in County Donegal. It translates as "the green glens of Gweedore". The song is one of the well-known Irish language songs of Ireland and it can be heard in many Irish pubs around the world.[1]

Altan's version of the song appears on their 1997 album Runaway Sunday. Irish singer Paul Brady has recorded the song on numerous occasions.


  1. ^ Áine Cooke (2001-05-07). "Clár Cinn le hÁine Cooke - Gleanntáin Ghlas' Ghaoth Dobhair". Retrieved 2012-02-18.