Grace O’Malley: The Pirate Queen
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History and legend blend seamlessly when talking about Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland, a woman so bold and ambitious to be still relevant today. We’d like to tell you her story.
Put a bunch of outcasts, renegades, criminals, weirdos and nut jobs on a boat. Send them afloat on a grog-fuelled, scabies-ridden voyage and what do you get? That’s right. Pirates!
THE SWORN ENEMY
THE MEETING BETWEEN TWO QUEENS
The armies of ElizabethInvaded her on landHer warships followed on her trackAnd watched by many a strandBut she swept her foes before herOn the land and on the seaAnd the flag of Grace O’MalleyWaved defiant proud and free
If you’d like to read the whole song and more poems about her, don’t miss this collection!
See you for the next #ladyfencers episode, ol’ Sea Dogs!
Cover: Suzanne Mischyshyn
County Mayo – Westport House Grounds – Statue of Grace O’Malley (1530-1603)