Monday, June 4, 2012
Granny O'Mally character sketch, for manuscript originally titled "An Ban Rî" (Gaelic for "The Woman King") published as "The Pirate Meets the Queen" by Phylomel 2004. Granny or Granuaile, was Chieftainess of the O'Mally clan on the coast of County Mayo, Ireland. She raided English trading vessels and was made an outlaw for her efforts. Granny was a complex figure, sometimes backing English trade, sometimes attacking it. But what a dynamic person!