Grace O'Malley Timeline

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  • c. 1530 - 1603
    Life of Grace O'Malley.
  • c. 1546
    Grace O'Malley marries Donal O'Flaherty.
  • 1565
    Donal O'Flaherty is killed in ambush; Grace O'Malley moves with her children back to ancestral lands.
  • c. 1566
    Grace O'Malley marries chieftain Richard Burke, and the two become partners in business.
  • c. 1577 - c. 1579
    Grace O'Malley imprisoned in Limerick and then at Dublin Castle.
  • c. 1583
    Richard Burke, Grace O'Malley's second husband, dies.
  • 1585
    Sir Richard Bingham begins his persecution of the Irish, including Grace O'Malley and her family.
  • 1593
    Grace O'Malley meets with Queen Elizabeth I to free her sons from prison and guarantee her own safety.
  • 1603
    Grace O'Malley dies of natural causes at one of her castles.