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)
Grace O'Malley was a century Irish warrior who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that dominated the coast of Ireland for decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught,"
A guide to the meeting of two Irish queens - Elizabeth I, queen of England and Ireland, and Grace O'Malley the Irish pirate queen. The meeting of these two powerful women was quite remarkable - the political leader and the pirate formed a special bond.
Grace O’Malley (Gráinne Ní Mháille), c. 1530 – c. was Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the Ó Máille clan and a pirate (yes, a pirate) of Tudor Ireland. She is more commonly known by her nickname Granuaile.