Ghleann Cholm Cille is a stronghold of traditional Gaelic music, culture and the Irish language.
The town is well known today as the home of Oideas Gael, an Irish language learning institute which was established in 1984 to promote the Gaelic language and culture.
In Ghleann Cholm Cille (or Glencolumbkille as it is often referred to outside the Gaelic language) great Irish fiddle music can often be heard in its famous pubs Roartyʼs and The Glenhead Tavern.
At night some of Irelandʼs leading musicians play in these quaint pubs, and accomplished singers draw on an extensive repertoire of local song. Long after the bow is put away, when the dancing feet are still and the last song sung, you will remember Gleann Cholm Cille. A place apart.
A trip to Ireland is incomplete without a visit to a true Irish music session – Gleann Cholm Cille is not a tourist attraction; Gleann Cholm Cille is often a point of pilgrimage for many Irish musicians and dancers, drawn from across the 4 Irish provinces of Leinster, Ulster, Munster and Connacht.