an Irish Dominican, was born in County Kerry in 1595, and as a monk adopted the name of Dominicus a Rosario. He was educated at Tralee and in' Flanders; attained considerable reputation for his great learning; was invited to. Lisbon to assist in founding, a monastery for the Irish Dominicans, and was elected its first superior. In 1655 he was appointed ambassador to Louis XIV of France, by the duke of Braganza, to negotiate a treaty of alliance and affinity between the two courts. He died at Lisbon, June 30, 1662. One book only of his is known, Initium, Incrementum, et Exitus Familiae Giraldinorum (Lisbon, 1655, 8vo). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.