Grace O'Malley was a 16th century Irish warrior who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that dominated the coast of Ireland for decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught,"

Grace O'Malley was a century Irish warrior who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that dominated the coast of Ireland for decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught,"

Grace O'Malley the notorious pirate -- known as Gráinne Ní Mháille, Queen of Clew Bay, to the Irish.  From the website "Take Back Halloween."  She seemed to be friends with Elizabeth I.

Grace O'Malley the notorious pirate -- known as Gráinne Ní Mháille, Queen of Clew Bay, to the Irish.

Arrrrrgh.......Grace O'Malley was the most powerful female pirate of the Elizabethan age. Her life story is incredibly inspiring.

Grace O’Malley (Gráinne Ní Mháille), c. 1530 – c. was Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the Ó Máille clan and a pirate (yes, a pirate) of Tudor Ireland. She is more commonly known by her nickname Granuaile.

Grace O’Malley is the most famous female pirate in Irish history. She lived from around 1530 to 1603 and was born into a family of sailors. When she was younger, Grace cut off all her hair after being told she could not go to sea because she was a woman. Her father eventually gave in and took her to travel around Spain. Grace became heavily involved in the politics surrounding different Irish clans, and became a pirate. She is known as the “Irish Pirate Queen".

Irish Women : Grace O’Malley is the most famous female pirate in Irish history…

Grace O’Malley, Ireland, c. 1530 – 1603 Grace O'Malley was a pirate who commandeered her own fleet of ships off the Connacht coast. She helped lead a 50-year battle against English domination, eventually appealing to Queen Elizabeth I in person. She considered herself the Queen's equal.

Grace O’Malley, Ireland, c. 1530 – 1603 Grace O'Malley was a pirate who commandeered her own fleet of ships off the Connacht coast. She helped lead a battle against English domination

Grace O'Malley (born around 1530, died around 1603) was one of the most important women in Irish history, a Queen of Umaill (territory in the Ireland), chieftain of the Ó Máille clan and a pirate.

The meeting of Grace O'Malley and Queen Elizabeth I Nickname Gráinne Mhaol, Granuaile Type Pirate Place of birth Connaught, Ireland Place of death most likely Rockfleet Castle Allegiance Ó Máille Clan Battles/wars Nine Years War (Ireland)

grace o'malley - Google SearchGrace O’Malley, Ireland, c. 1530 – 1603 Grace O'Malley was a pirate who commandeered her own fleet of ships off the Connacht coast. She helped lead a 50-year battle against English domination, eventually appealing to Queen Elizabeth I in person. She considered herself the Queen's equal.

Pirate queen Grace O’Malley, Ireland, c. 1530 – commanded her own fleet of ships off the Connacht coast. She helped lead a battle against English domination, eventually appealing to Queen Elizabeth I in person.

The story of how Grace O'Malley and Queen Elizabeth I parleyed -- "both women who had the strength, courage and charisma to rule in a world of men." Article at link. (One of several books: "Amazing Grace: The Story of Grace O'Malley the Notorious Pirate Woman"

Elizabeth I and Grace O'Malley: The Meeting of Two Irish Queens

Amazing Grace: The Story of Grace O’Malley the Notorious Pirate Woman

Grace O’Malley (1530 – 1603) was the called the Sea Queen of Connacht. She inherited a large shipping and trading business from her father (they were accused many times of piracy). Between this and the land passed on to her through her mother, Grace was a very wealthy woman in 16th century Ireland. In 1593, her sons and half-brother were kidnapped by the English governor of Connacht, Sir Richard Bingham, Grace sailed straight to England to petition to for their release. She made her case…

· Les pirates de l'Ile d’Émeraude · Grace O’Malley – was the called the Sea Queen of Connacht.

Women of the Sea: Female Pirates to the 1700s

Women of the Sea: Female Pirates to the 1700s

Grace O’ Malley - Irish pirate queen who led rebellions against English rule

Anne Bonney was born on March 1702 birth name Anne Cormac, in Kinsale County Cork, Ireland who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean.

A guide to the meeting of two Irish queens - Elizabeth I, queen of England and Ireland, and Grace O'Malley the Irish pirate queen. The meeting of these two powerful women was quite remarkable - the political leader and the pirate formed a special bond.

Elizabeth I and Grace O'Malley: The Meeting of Two Irish Queens

A guide to the meeting of two Irish queens - Elizabeth I, queen of England and Ireland, and Grace O'Malley the Irish pirate queen. The meeting of these two powerful women was quite remarkable - the political leader and the pirate formed a special bond.

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