Rosa Mulholland (1841 - 1921):
Rosa Mulholland was born in Belfast and was educated privately. Charles Dickens encouraged her to write and printed her early stories in Household Words. Her first novel, Dunmara, was published in 1864, under her pseudonym. She produced many novels over a period of fifty years, among which are A Fair Emigrant (1889); Marcella Grace (1886) and The Wild Birds of Killeevy (1883). She died in Dublin.