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The Airplane “An tEitleán” – A Poem In Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

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The Airplane “An tEitleán” – A Poem In Irish Gaelic (VIDEO)

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A Poem “An tEitleán” The Airplane in Irish Gaelic

/On tetch-eh-lawn/
The Airplane

“Nach deas an t-eitleán é,”
Arsa Micilín leis féin,
/Nokh jass on tetch-el-lawn ey,
Ar-ssa Mikileen lesh heyn/
“Isn’t it a nice plane,”
Said little Michael to himself,

“Ag eitilt ar nós spideoige
Thar na sléibhte i gcéin!
/Egg etch-elt air no-ss spidg-oh-ig-eh
Har nah shlayv-teh ih gayn/
“Flying like a robin
Over the distant mountains!

Feiceann sé gach uile ní
Is é ag eitilt sa spéir,
/Fek-en shay gokh il-eh nee
Iss é egg etch-elt sa spayr/
He sees every single thing
As he flies in the sky,

Nach aoibhinn don phíolóta
Mar éinín thuas san aer!
/Nok eev-in dun feel-oh-ta
Mor ay-nyeen hoos san air/
Isn’t it lovely for the pilot
Like a bird up in the sky!

Ach beidh mé mór amárach
In eitleán liom féin,
/Okh bye may mohr ah-mawr-ukh
In etch-eh-lawn lyum hayn/
But I’ll be big tomorrow
In a plane by myself,

Is feicfidh mé na sléibhte
Is na tíortha i bhfad i gcéin.
/Iss fek-ee may nah shlayv-teh
Iss na cheer-ha ih wod ih gayn/
And I’ll see the mountains
And the far away countries.”

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