Welcome to the Grace O'Malley Web Site
Author ANNE CHAMBERS welcomes fans to the official website of Ireland’s Pirate Queen - Grace O’Malley.
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.
Breaching boundaries of gender imbalance and bias, she re-wrote the rules to become one of the world’s first documented feminist trail-blazers.
In GRANUAILE - the original best-selling biography of this historic icon, from rare and exclusive contemporary manuscript material ANNE CHAMBERS draws Ireland’s great pirate queen in from the vagueness of myth and legend and presents the historical reality of one of the world’s most extraordinary female leaders.
2014 Ranji Cricket Tournament to feature on SKY TV
The 2014 Ranji Cricket Tournament will gain international TV exposure this coming week with a film crew from IrishTV capturing all the sport, music, food and dance from the special event held in Malahide Cricket Club recently. The hour long programme entitle 'Out & About in Ireland' will be broadcast this coming Thursday, July 31 at 9.00pm on Irish TV - Sky channel 191, Eircom eVision 191, Freesat 400 and online on www.irishtv.ie.
The tournament was held in memory of iconic cricket star Prince Ranjitsinhji, who during his lifetime helped to bridge racial boundaries between the Irish and Indian communities. The event was organised by the Ranji Cricket Committee of Ireland to help promote multi racial community integration and harmony in Ireland. The teams participating in the tournament represented leading Irish and global companies including AIB, Amazon, Dell, ESB, Facebook, Fidelity, Google, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle.
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Educate Together was selected as the 2014 charity partner for the event with international cricket star Kevin O'Brien present on the day as the event ambassador.
Speaking ahead of the TV broadcast Anne Chambers, Author of Ranji : Maharajah of Connemara and director of the Ranji Cricket Committee of Ireland, said the event was a wonderful opportunity to commemorate the great work achieved by Ranji, both on and off the cricket pitch, over his lifetime and especially during his time in Ireland . "It is a wonderful way of honouring Ranji and his connection with Ireland . I would like to thank everybody who supported the event and I am really looking forward to the programme on IrishTV," commented Chambers.
Irish TV presenter Aisling Carragher said she was thrilled that Irish TV were able to cover the Ranji Cricket Tournament in Malahide. "Irish TV is all about showcasing local events and broadcasting them to a global TV audience. The Ranji Cricket Tournament is a wonderful fusion of Irish and Indian cultures coming together to celebrate through sport, music and dance. We were delighted to showcase this special event to our viewers all over Ireland and the UK," commented Carragher.
The Out & About in Ireland programme can be viewed on IrishTV channel 191, Eircom eVision 191, Freesat 400 and online on irishtv.ie this coming Thursday, July 31 at 9.00pm.
In Search of Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley - Last Minute Offer
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Global Leaders Help Launch the 2014 Ranji Cricket Tournament
The Ranji Cricket Committee of Ireland held the official launch of the 2014 Ranji Trophy tournament, in Trinity College Dublin at 3pm on Monday May 26th, in the presence of the Indian Ambassador, Mrs Radhika Lokesh, Kevin O'Brien of the Ireland cricket team and Dennis Cousins of Cricket Ireland and executives from leading Irish-based global companies.
The tournament itself will be played on Sunday June 22nd in Malahide Cricket Club. This will be a free family friendly day, offering cultural and culinary entertainment or spectators, supporters and friends of the participating teams.
The Ranji Cricket Committee of Ireland was formed, with the support of the Ireland India Business Association, SARI and Trinity College, to develop the Irish Ranji Trophy into a major multicultural event, promoting community integration and harmony, in today's Ireland.
The tournament will take the form of a round robin contest, with teams of six players each, representing leading Irish and global companies, including AIB, Amazon, Dell, ESB, Facebook, Fidelity, Google, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle.
Anne's book 'Ranji: Maharajah of Connemara' (published in Ireland and in India) first brought the story of the legendary Indian cricketer's link with Ireland to light. To honour Ranji's efforts in bridging racial boundaries during his lifetime and to promote Irish-Indian relations today, Anne donated a perpetual trophy - The Ranji Trophy - for an annual multi-cultural cricket competition in his memory.
Educate Together has been selected as the 2014 charity partner for the event.
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PIRATE QUEEN OF IRELAND
Anne's biography of Grace O'Malley for young people is now an E-Book.
A new edition will also be published in March 2014 by The Collins Press, Cork.
"I hope this will make it easier for young people, especially those doing school projects/exams etc, as well as parents and teachers, to have the factual information about this extraordinary woman, in an accessible format."
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COMING HOME: A Short Film By Anne Chambers
Coming Home is an uplifting and enlightening story of one woman's journey to recovery from breast cancer. It evolved out of a short story short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Awards by Anne Chambers who wrote the screenplay.
The film is free to download to any organisation/group/individual who wishes to avail of it as a support or fundraising tool in spreading the message of 'making cancer less frightening by enlightening'.
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About author Anne Chambers
Author of six biographies, historical novel, collection of short stories, film screenplays, stage and radio plays, Anne writes, lectures and has been interviewed around the world about her writing ( see dedicated pages for publication details )
Her books have been made into Radio and TV drama-documentaries for Discovery Channel. Learning Channel, RTE etc and have been translated and published abroad. She has appeared regularly on radio and TV programmes, most recently on the BBC’s popular series Who Do You Think You Are, on Nationwide RTE I and RTE Lyric FM.
She was short-listed for the GPA Irish Book Awards (biography) and for the 2004 Irish Hennessy Literary Awards (short story).
’Making the past accessible, as well as adjusting history’s glaring gender imbalance, has been my motivation, especially with the biographies’.
Anne has co-scripted a number of screenplays for cinema and TV ( see dedicated page for details ) some of which have been supported by the Irish Film Board and by Media. Her screenplay LORNA ( see dedicated page for details ) was short-listed for the screenplay award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2009.
She lectures and has designed and presented public exhibitions on the subjects of her books ( see dedicated page for details ).
She holds an MA in History from the National University of Ireland and is a member of the Irish Writers Union and the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild.
Over the years Anne’s name has become synonymous with GRACE O’MALLEY. Her biography of the Pirate Queen has become the inspiration for documentary film makers, composers and writers from a range of creative disciplines worldwide, as well as for students in all educational levels, both in Ireland and abroad.
’Writing Granuaile’s biography has turned out to be a wonderful adventure, in the company of this truly remarkable woman, an adventure which seems destined to continue’. Anne Chambers