GRACE OMALLEY OUR PIRATE QUEEN [PRESENTED BY BRIGHTER FUTURES - PATRICKS DAY PARADE 2017]-126082
Brighter Futures, the youth community programme produced by St Patrick’s Festival, presented its show “Grace O’Malley Our Pirate Queen”.
Grace O'Malley (c. 1530 – c. 1603; also Gráinne O'Malley, was chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father Eoghan Dubhdara Ó Máille. Commonly known as Gráinne Mhaol (anglicised as Granuaile) in Irish folklore, she is a well-known historical figure in 16th-century Irish history, and is sometimes known as "The Sea Queen of Connacht". She was well-educated and regarded by contemporaries as being exceptionally formidable and competent.
Her name was rendered in contemporary English documents in various ways, including Gráinne O'Maly, Graney O'Mally, Grainne Ní Maille, Granny ni Maille, Grany O'Mally, Grayn Ny Mayle, Grane ne Male, Grainy O'Maly, and Granee O'Maillie.