Eibhlín a Rúin

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[Ir., Eileen my love].

Irish title for a well-known love ballad that may date from the 14th century but is usually ascribed to Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (fl. 1590–1630) in honour of Eibhlín Caomhánach, the daughter of a nearby chief; usually titled ‘Eileen Aroon’ in English. The name Eibhlín entered Ireland with the Normans (12th cent.).

Subjects: Religion.

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