Date: Saturday 23 June at 8. pm Town Theatre, Westport

As part of FEILE CUAN MODH Anne is directing a scene from her new play MATRIARCHS - a drama about ageism and gender imbalance through the experiences of Grace O'Malley and Queen Elizabeth I.

Set on the eve of the Battle of Kinsale (1601) now in their declining years both women are experiencing the negative aspects of growing old and discover that, although perceived enemies, they have much more in common than they imagined.

Dates for your Diary

Anne is participating in the following events over the summer.


Sunday 4 June

  • Louisburgh, Co Mayo        LOUISBURGH/LOUISBOURG (Canada) TWINING

Discussion. Battles of Louisbourg and Quebec Derrylahan Hotel, Louisburgh, 3.pm


Saturday 9 June

  • Kildare Military Seminar    Riverbank Arts Centre, 2.30 pm. Lecture

'Granuaile (Grace O'Malley) The Life and Times of an Iconic Pioneer and Feminist'


Wednesday 20 June

  • Swinford, Co Mayo Brabazon Family Gathering

Sir William Brabazon and the 2nd Marquess of Sligo


Friday 22 June

  • O'Malley Clan Rally Westport House, 7pm, Lecture  

'Grace O'Malley and Her Family'


Saturday 23 June

  • Westport Town Theatre, 8pm

'Matriarchs' drama written and directed by Anne Chambers


Friday 29 June

  • Charlestown Arts Festival, Charlestown Library, Co Mayo 2.30 pm, Lecture

Grace O'Malley: A Woman Before Her Time


Thursday 16 August

  • Louisburgh, Co Mayo

Books@One 6.30 pm Lecture

Grace O'Malley, 1530-1603: Pioneer and Trailblazer


Wednesday 26 September  

  • History Festival Walkinstown Library, Dublin, 6.30 pm, Lecture

Pirates, Prima Donnas, Princes and Patriots:

Writing Historical Biography.




Illustrated talk by her biographer


Next Wednesday 16 May at 5.30 pm

Little Museum of Dublin, St Stephen's Green

All Welcome


60th Anniversary

 Monday 16 April marks the 60 anniversary of the death of Ireland's famous prima donna, Margaret Burke Sheridan.

Born in Castlebar, Co Mayo, 'discovered' by Marconi, trained by Martino, Pucinni and Toscanini, who dubbed her 'Empress of Ireland', she performed with operatic legends, such as Gigli, Pertile,  Lauri Volpi, Badini, Zanelli, Autori,  at La Scala, San Carlos, Rome, Turin, Cremona and many of Italy's other great opera houses, and also at Covent Garden.  

Anne will give a talk on the fascinating life of this famous Irishwoman in

The Little Museum, St Stephen's Green, Wednesday 16 May at .5.30 pm


India's National Day at India House, in Ireland


Celebrating India's National Day at India House with the Indian Ambassador Her Excellency Mrs Vijay Thakur Singh

Also pictured are Tony Ryan, Anna Raszkowska, Anne Chambers and Vic Bhandari enjoying India Day at India House.

T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot

In 2002, an eighty-five-year-old former civil servant was voted 'Irishman of the Century'.


Indian Prince KS Ranjitsinhji was the most famous cricket-player of his generation


Fearless leader by land and by sea, political pragmatist and tactician, rebel, pirate and matriarch, the ’most notorious woman in all the coasts of Ireland’ GRACE O’MALLEY challenges and manipulates the turbulent politics of the 16th century

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 © 2017.


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