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Mná Na H Éireann (Women of Ireland)

Music written by
Original lyrics written by
Language
Gaelic
ISWC
T-030.027.585-7
Adapted from
Mná na hÉireann [Poem] written by Peadar Ó Doirnín
Comments
Based on a poem written by Ulster poet Peadar Ó Doirnín (1704–1796), most famous as a song, and especially set to an air composed by Seán Ó Riada (1931–1971). As a modern song, Mná na hÉireann is usually placed in the category of Irish rebel music[citation needed]; as an eighteenth-century poem it belongs to the genre (related to the aisling) which imagines Ireland as a generous, beautiful woman suffering the depredations of an English master on her land, her cattle, or her self, and which demands Irishmen to defend her, or ponders why they fail to.
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