GRANUAILE TRAIL. No 16 - Hen's Castle, Lough Corrib

GRANUAILE TRAIL. No 16

Hen's Castle, Lough Corrib, County Galway. Originally named Cock's Castle after Granuaile's first husband, Donal O'Flaherty, who died defending it against the Joyce Clan. Granuaile re-captured the castle from the Joyce's and was renamed 'Hen's Castle' in memory of her daring.

 

Dr TK Whitaker. RIP

With a deep sense of sadness and loss at the passing this evening of a remarkable patriot and perosnal friend, Dr TK Whitaker. RIP

GRANUAILE TRAIL No. 14 : ROCKFLEET CASTLE

 

ROCKFLEET CASTLE (Carraigahowley) on an inlet of Clew Bay. The castle was owned by Granuaile' s second husband, Richard Bourke, the MacWilliam, Lord of Mayo. On his death in 1583. Granuaile, according to her own testimony, took over the castle where she lived until her death there in 1603.

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