James Clarence Mangan was a poet who was a native of Dublin. He is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century. He is best known for poems such as ‘My Dark Rosaleen’ and ‘Woman of Three Cows’. His gravestone in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin proclaims him to be ‘Ireland’s National Poet’.
James Clarence Mangan was born in Fishamble Street Dublin in 1803. He was educated locally and studied at least three foreign languages including, German, French and Spanish. During his lifetime he worked in various jobs including as a clerk in a law office, with Ordnance Survey of Ireland and in the Library of Trinity College Dublin. His first publications, which were translations from German appeared in 1830. Most of his later works were published in the ‘Nation’ newspaper. He died of cholera in Mercer’s Hospital Dublin in 1849.
James Clarence Mangan author of poems such as ‘Dark Rosaleen’ and ‘Woman of Three Cows’, was born in Dublin in the year 1803 On This Day.JAMES CLARENCE MANGAN [BUST LOCATED IN SAINT STEPHEN’S GREEN]-
Image taken from page 9 of ‘James Clarence Mangan; his selected poems, with a study by the editor L. I. Guiney’