the Sea Queen / by mrm

March 17th introduces us to Gráinne Ní Mháille and no, I can't pronounce it either (Psst! Irish folks! Help us out! Forvo is waiting!) – lucky for all of us English speakers, she was also referred to as Grace O'Malley. Whew. Also known as "The Sea Queen of Connaught," she was basically a pirate. Well, I'm kind of enraptured with that. There's a lot of fact-bleeding-into-fiction-into-legend with her, but she was definitely a real women and a real pirate. That's enough for me.