A song about Grace O'Malley Gráinne Ní Mháille in Irish, often anglicised to Granuaile , a 16th-century pirate who was lord of the Ó Máille dynasty in the west of Ireland.
As his widow, Grace was entitled to inherit one-third of his wealth.
At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings.
The social aspect of the trip, the combination of the scenery around Bofin, Turk and Clare Island, along with the stories of this formidable woman who ruled the west coast during a particularly turbulent time in Irish history were inspiring.
They raided villages and extracted tolls from shipping vessels.
In the late sixteenth century the Spanish were at war with the English off the Irish coast and Grace was not going to be collateral damage, so she took her men and butchered hundreds of Spanish soldiers on board ships near to her home at Clare Island.