GRANUAILE TRAIL No. 15 : Burrishoole Abbey

Written by Anne Chambers.


Burrishoole Abbey, adjacent to Burrishoole Castle, where Grace lived on her marriage  in 1566  to her second husband, chieftain Richard-in-Iron Bourke.

GRANUAILE TRAIL. No 16 - Hen's Castle, Lough Corrib

Written by Anne Chambers.


Hen's Castle, Lough Corrib, County Galway. Originally named Cock's Castle after Granuaile's first husband, Donal O'Flaherty, who died defending it against the Joyce Clan. Granuaile re-captured the castle from the Joyce's and was renamed 'Hen's Castle' in memory of her daring.


Granuaile Trail 18 : Omay Island

Written by Anne Chambers.


Omay Island, Cladaghduff, Connemara.

In July 1586 Grace O'Malley 's eldest son,  Owen O'Flaherty, who had taken refuge on the island, was killed by Captain John Bingham.




Written by Anne Chambers.



Built on the site of Greenwich Palace where in July 1593 Grace O’Malley met Queen Elizabeth 1 and where today her visit is commemorated in the Visitor Centre. The window survives from the original palace.



Grace O'Malley: The Biography of Ireland's Pirate Queen, 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 © 2022.


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