Róisín Dubh

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[Ir., dark little rose].

Personification of Ireland which may date from a 17th-century poem of that title attributed to Owen Roe MacWard. James Clarence Mangan's translation as ‘Dark Rosaleen’ (1847) is more widely known than the Irish original. See also CÁIT NÍ DHUIBHIR.

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