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.

★★Ranji Cricket Tournament★★

★★Saturday May 7 at the Civil Service Cricket Ground in the Phoenix Park.★★

 

  • Cricket (adult) begins at 10am (weather permitting)
  • Children's competition starts at 1pm
  • Prizegiving at 5.30 pm.
  • In between wall-to-wall cricket.
  • Author Anne Chambers will give a short talk on Ranji and the event.

2016 Ranji Tournament

★ PRESS RELEASE ★ 
Ireland’s number one multicultural sporting event, involving teams from the world’s largest corporations, was launched today in Trinity in the presence of the Indian Ambassador Her Excellency Mrs R. Lal Lokesh. 

The Ranji Tournament was founded by Anne Chambers, author of ‘Ranji: Maharaja of Connemara’ to commemorate Ranji’s association with Ireland and to honour his efforts during the early years of the Irish state to bridge racial boundaries and to promote Irish-Indian relations. 

This year’s annual Ranji Cricket Tournament will be held in Phoenix Park, in the grounds of the Civil Service Cricket Club. Once again Ballynahinch Castle, the former Irish home of Ranji, will support the event. 

Dennis Cousins of Cricket Ireland, Paul Rowe of Educate Together, Orla Purcell of the Ireland India Business Association, Ian Wilson of RTE, Gerry Kelly and Tony Connell of Civil Service CC and Arthur Deeny and Sanjeeb Bharik of RCCI were among the attendees at the launch. 

Teams representing corporations such as the ESB, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Rabobank and Aamazon will take part this year. The competition will be held on Saturday May 7th, and promises to be an entertaining day out for fans and families alike. 

A special competition for eager young cricketers to show their developing skills will be held during the interval. Entrance is free and open to all. For further information please contact
Anne Chambers, Chair, Ranji Cricket Committee of Ireland
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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).

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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