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".

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".

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 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 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. From the website "Take Back Halloween." She seemed to be friends with Elizabeth I.

Women pirates.    Grace O’Malley was one of the strongest, most assertive women to ever emerge from Irish legend.

Women pirates. Grace O’Malley was one of the strongest, most assertive women to ever emerge from Irish legend.

Granuaile (Grace O'Malley): A woman who could give birth, drink whiskey, and defeat Turkish pirates. All in the same day.

Granuaile (Grace O'Malley): A woman who could give birth, drink whiskey, and defeat Turkish pirates. All in the same day.

Grace O'Malley commanded a dozen ships and the obedience of thousands of men. Her empire stretched from Connaught on the Irish coast to the cobalt aters of Africa. Through the daring of her piracy, Grace nearly bankrupted the English treasury-and her outright defiance brought embarrassment to Elizabeth I. Yet the lives of these two amazing women were inextricably intertwined-and their eventual meeting during the most brilliant and romantic era that Europe has ever known would shock the…

Grace O'Malley commanded a dozen ships and the obedience of thousands of men. Her empire stretched from Connaught on the Irish coast to the cobalt aters of Africa. Through the daring of her piracy, Grace nearly bankrupted the English treasury-and her outright defiance brought embarrassment to Elizabeth I. Yet the lives of these two amazing women were inextricably intertwined-and their eventual meeting during the most brilliant and romantic era that Europe has ever known would shock the…

Women of the Sea: Female Pirates to the 1700s

Women of the Sea: Female Pirates to the 1700s

Grace O’Malley, the 16th Century Pirate Queen of Ireland…  In-honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day…. Sept. 19th

Grace O’Malley, the 16th Century Pirate Queen of Ireland…

Grace O’Malley, the 16th Century Pirate Queen of Ireland… In-honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day…. Sept. 19th

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