Granuaile Trail 21 : ASKEATON CASTLE. Co Limerick

Written by Anne Chambers.


The principal castle of Gerald FitzGerald, the 'great' Earl of Desmond, Askeaton, Co. Limerick.

In 1577, while leading a plundering attack on the Earl's lands, Granuaile was captured and imprisoned in the castle.

In 1578, to divert English attention from his secret negotiations with the King of Spain, the Earl handed Granuaile over to the English government.  

Granuaile Trail 22 : Kismul Castle

Written by Anne Chambers.


Kismul Castle, off the Island of Barra, in the Outer Hebridies. In 1597 it was reported to the English Council in Dublin that Granuaile had sailed there in her galleys to attack  the  castle, owned by the famous pirate-chief, Ruaridhi MacNeill, in retaliation for an attack by MacNeill on her relations in Mayo.

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