Grace O’Malley [Granuaile]

Life
1530-[1603]; ruler of Mayo clan; m. Donall O'Flaherty, 1546; married Sir Richard Burke, after his death at the hands of the Joyces; embarked on piracy from stronghold Carrigahowly Castle, on Clare Island; proclaimed by crown, but offered fleet of three galleys and 200 men to Sir henry Sidney, 1576; chased Armada ships; visited Queen Elizabeth in London.

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Criticism
Anne Chambers, The Life and Times of Grace O’Malley 1530-1603 (Dublin: Wolfhound 1979), 21pp.; Marian Broderick, Wild Irish Women: Extraordinary Lives in Irish History (Dublin: O’Brien Press 2001).

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