GRANUAILE TRAIL No. 12: CLARE ISLAND CASTLE 

 

Home to Granuaile between the death of her first husband, Donal O'Flaherty and her second marriage to Richard Bourke (1566) and where the legend of 'The Pirate Queen' was born.

GRANUAILE TRAIL No 11: DOONA CASTLE BALLYCROY CO MAYO

The lonely castle of Doona, Fahy Strand, Ballycroy which, for a time, was seized by Granuaile from the MacMahons in revenge for the killing of her lover, Hugh de Lacy.

In 1588 one of the Armada ships, La Rata Encondorado, foundered near the castle

T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot

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

RANJI MAHARAJAH OF CONNEMARA

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

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