Máire Ní Eidhin

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'Máire Ní Eidhin' was composed by Antoine Ó Raifteiri, the blind poet and fiddler that was born in the late 18th century. He was patronised by the Taffe family, but following a disagreement he became a travelling bard. He is often remembered as the last of the wandering bards. Other airs he composed included Cill Aodáin and Anach Chuain.

Although Ó Raifteiri's poems were not written down during his lifetime, they were collected by Douglas Hyde and Lady Gregory from his students and later translated and printed*.

*Denvir, Gearóid. Litríocht agus Pobal. Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1997.

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