Cover Art: Gráinne O’ Malley Queen’s Gambit

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Atomic Diner’s latest project ‘Gráinne O’ Malley Queen’s Gambit’ by Susan Connolly, Ruairí Coleman and Robert Curley. Due for release July 2015.

“Ireland’s myths and legends tell many stories of powerful women, from Queen Maeve to St Brigid to the Goddess Morrigan. But perhaps the most powerful story is one that comes from recorded history, the tale of Gráinne Ní Mháile (Grace O’Malley). Born in the 16th century and dying in the 17th, she lived through a time of war and rebellion, when the English Crown tightened its hold on Ireland, seeking to break the power of the chieftains. Gráinne Ní Mháile was a sometimes pirate, an occasional rebel, a feared warrior, a respected chief and a canny politician.”