Author Anne Chambers at the tomb of Tibbott-ne-long - Lord Mayo - in Ballintubber Abbey. The son of the Pirate Queen, Granuaile.
Author Anne Chambers and Father Frank Fahy with the famous Lord Mayo Chalice, donated in 1635 by Maud O'Connor Sligo, wife of Lord Mayo, to Murrisk Abbey, now preserved at Ballintobber Abbey.
KILDAWNET CASTLE, Achill Island, overlooking the Sound, one of many strategically contstructed stone towers built by the O'Malley Clan to control the waterway linking Blacksod Bay to Clew Bay.
Anne is guest on the Moncrieff Show on NewsTalk 106 on Wednesday 7 September to discuss the subject of her most recent biography - Dr T.K. Whitaker - whose centenary occurs in December.
Bunowen Bay and the Hill of Doon, Ballyconeely, in the Barony of Ballinahinch, Connemara.
In 1546 Grace O'Malley married Donal O'Flaherty, chieftain of the barony of Ballinahinch and tanaist to the senior O'Flaherty chieftain of Connemara. Donal's castle of Bunowen was situated close to the ruined 18th century MacGeogegan Castle, the family that later displaced Grace's O'Flaherty grandson from his ancestral lands during the Cromwellian confiscations of the 17th century.
Grace had three children with Donal viz. Owen, Murrough and a daughter named Margaret
In 1564 Donal died in a tribal dispute with the Joyce Clan clan on whom Grace extracted her revenge by seizing their castle in Lough Corrib.