Swabian 15th Century. A Sibyl, c. 1470. Pen and black and gray ink with gray wash on laid paper, Woodner Collection, Gift of Andrea Woodner, 2006.11. As published by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. This Swabian headwear is very similar to the "cheesemould hat" mentioned in contemporary literature describing a type of Irish headwear in the 16th-17th centuries.
Irish Women : Grace O’Malley is the most famous female pirate in Irish history. She lived from around 1530 to 1603, and was born into a family of sailors. When she was younger, Grace cut off all her hair after being told she could not go to sea because she was a woman. Her father eventually gave in, and took her to travel around Spain. Grace became heavily involved in the politics surrounding different Irish clans, and became a pirate. She is known as the “Irish Pirate Queen".