GRANUAILE TRAIL no 10: Bermingham Tower

Written by Anne Chambers.

GRANUAILE TRAIL no 10.

 Bermingham Tower, Dublin Castle where in 1578 Grace O'Malley was held as a political prisoner for 18 months.

GRANUAILE TRAIL No 11: DOONA CASTLE BALLYCROY CO MAYO

Written by Anne Chambers.

The lonely castle of Doona, Fahy Strand, Ballycroy which, for a time, was seized by Granuaile from the MacMahons in revenge for the killing of her lover, Hugh de Lacy.

In 1588 one of the Armada ships, La Rata Encondorado, foundered near the castle

GRANUAILE TRAIL No. 12: CLARE ISLAND CASTLE 

Written by Anne Chambers.

 

Home to Granuaile between the death of her first husband, Donal O'Flaherty and her second marriage to Richard Bourke (1566) and where the legend of 'The Pirate Queen' was born.

GRANUAILE TRAIL No. 14 : ROCKFLEET CASTLE

Written by Anne Chambers.

 

ROCKFLEET CASTLE (Carraigahowley) on an inlet of Clew Bay. The castle was owned by Granuaile' s second husband, Richard Bourke, the MacWilliam, Lord of Mayo. On his death in 1583. Granuaile, according to her own testimony, took over the castle where she lived until her death there in 1603.

GRANUAILE: Ireland's Pirate Queen (Grace O’Malley) 1530-1603 is the sole published biographical account of Grace O’Malley, sourced from original manuscript material, both in public and in private domain. For the latter, the author, Anne Chambers, had sole and exclusive access. Much of this material was located and decyphered in its original form (i.e.16th century manuscripts) by the author and is exclusive to her book. Furthermore, the presentation, opinions and analyses in the book are exclusive to the author. The author reserves all her rights in this book. No part of her book may be reproduced or utilised in any form or media, written or oral, or by means digital, electronic or mechanical, including photographic, film, video recording, photocopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system. Permission from the author and publisher must first be obtained to reproduce any part of or quotations from the book. Any transgression in this regard will be addressed. For more information, comments or enquiries please contact: Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Copyright © 2019.

 

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