Granuaile's Castle facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGranuaile's Castle
Irish: Caisleán Ghráinne
|Location||Glen, Clare Island,
County Mayo, Ireland
|Height||12 m (39 ft)|
|Official name: Granuaile's Castle|
Granuaile's Castle is located on the east coast of Clare Island.
Granuaile's Castle was built in the 16th century by the Ó Máille (O'Malley), Kings of Umaill. It was a stronghold of Gráinne Ní Mháille (Grace O'Malley, c. 1530 – c. 1603), the famous "pirate queen." Her other strongholds were at Rockfleet Castle (on Clew Bay) and Carrickkildavnet Castle.
The main living room was at that first floor level with access to the bartizans and the garderobe.
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