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 (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.
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)
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.
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.