Pirate queen Grace O’Malley, Ireland, c. 1530 – commanded her own fleet of ships off the Connacht coast. She helped lead a battle against English domination, eventually appealing to Queen Elizabeth I in person.
The meeting of Grace O'Malley and Queen Elizabeth I Nickname Gráinne Mhaol, Granuaile Type Pirate Place of birth Connaught, Ireland Place of death most likely Rockfleet Castle Allegiance Ó Máille Clan Battles/wars Nine Years War (Ireland)
Ireland: Co. Mayo. Rockfleet Castle near Newport. Also known as Carrickahowley Castle, it stands on the northern shores of Clew Bay. It's most famous as one of the homes of Granuaile, AKA Grace O'Malley, the chieftain of the O’Malley clan and pirate queen in the late 16th century.
Grace O'Malley was a century Irish warrior who led a horde of Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that would dominate the coast of Ireland for a couple of decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught,".