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Maureen Smith-Grace O'Malley: Pirate Queen

Grace O'Malley or Granuaile, was a 16th century member (and later head) of a renowned seafaring family who controlled the southwest coast of County Mayo from her castle on Clare Island. Contemporary with Queen Elizabeth, her story in many ways parallels the queen's.
Maureen is an amateur history "nut" with master's degrees in Digital Humanities/Textual Studies and Computer Science. She heads the local branch of Celtic Women International and serves on the parent CWI Board.

Maureen Smith

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