TITLE

GRACE O'MALLEY

AUTHOR(S)
Driscoll, Sally
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Grace O'Malley;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Biography
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
The article chronicles the early years of Grace O'Malley, who commanded forces of men who plundered trade ships, battled rival clansmen, and fought the Tudor encroachment into Ireland during the sixteenth century. Grainne O'Malley was born around 1530 near Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Her father was a clan chieftain. The O'Malley clan owned fleets of ships. In the fifteen century, the clan's survival was threatened when Galway merchants banned outside clans from trading. The O'Malleys began charging ships for using Clew Bay. If a ship did not pay, they would plunder the goods, earning them a reputation as pirates. O'Malley cut off her hair so that she looked like a boy.
ACCESSION #
19625266

 

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