Ó Raifteirí

Today, Múinteoir Clíona told us all about the famous Irish poet, Antoine Ó Raifteirí.

Let's refresh our memories of this amazing historical figure by creating a factfile on Raifteirí an File.

You can download everything for this lesson here! Including the answers...

Write your own!

Raifteirí certainly had a fascinating life! Why don't you try to write a 4-lined poem based on the facts above?

It can be in English or as Gaeilge.






Raifteirí an File's poem's would have been in SeanGhaeilge - old or early Irish.

Múinteoir Clíona wrote out the first verse of the poem on the whiteboard, using the lettering style of Sean-Ghaeilge.

Why don’t you try writing out the final verse on this manuscript page below?

"Féach anois mé
Is mo chúl le balla,
Ag seinm ceoil
Do phócaí folmha"

The old alphabet can be seen below...

ALL of the answers can be found on the activity sheet HERE!