Adele 'Hello' cover in Irish by Portarlington girl smashes 1 million mark on YouTube

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Portarlington teenager Shannon Bryan's stunning version of the Adele hit 'Hello' has smashed through the 1,000,000 view mark on YouTube.

The song was produced in Coláiste Lurgan, the Galway gaeltacht college and was uploaded to the college's YouTube channel last September. Impressively the song is sung as gaeilge but it is a seamless translation that adds to the performance.

Shannon, 15, from Gracefield, is a student at Coláiste Iosagáin, where she is starting 5th year.

"It feels great, I am delighted. My dad always said it would get to a million, but I thought the response was amazing. I was thinking that because it was in Irish, only Irish people would watch it, but it is being played in lots of different countries," Shannon told the Leinster Express. 

Speaking when the video was first produced, Shannon said she was determined to make singing her career.

“I would love to perform in front of millions of people, I wouldn't say no to any opportunity that comes along, singing is something I adore,” said Shannon, a daughter of Lisa and Conor Bryan.