Grave of Grace O'Malley, The Pirate Queen, Clare Island, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1
N 53° 47.597 W 009° 59.351
29U E 434839 N 5960976
Quick Description: Grave of the Ireland’s Sea Queen at the Abbey on Clare Island.
Location: Connacht, Ireland
Date Posted: 6/13/2012 4:20:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMEM8Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member yraMC600
Views: 3

Long Description:
Gráinne Ní Mháille (c. 1530 – c. 1603), Gráinne O'Malley or Grace O'Malley, was Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the Ó Máille clan and a pirate in 16th century Ireland. She is commonly known by her nickname Granuaile in Irish folklore, and a historical figure in 16th century Irish history, and is sometimes known as "The Sea Queen Of Connaught".

Ireland’s Sea Queen is buried at the Abbey on Clare Island. According to rumour her body was interned within the decorated tomb niche in the north wall of the chancel of the Abbey.
Site Description: Grave

Date of Pirate Activity (Estimated): 2nd half of 16. century

Reference Web-link or Book Title: http://clareisland.info/Heritage/home.htm

Site Admission (If needed): free

Hours Available (If needed):
Church is open on occasion, ask local people about the opportunity to visit.


Additional Information (optional):
For more information abouut Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley see: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_O%27Malley


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