Tá Gráinne Mhaol ar dhuine de na mná is clúití i stair na nGael. Mairnéalach cróga a bhí inti, máthair, agus bean taoisigh, de shliocht uasal Uí Mháille. Óna caisleán ar oileán Chliara thug sí dúshlán na bhfear ar muir agus ar tír. Tá leargas sa leabhar seo, ní hamháin ar an saol in iarthar na hÉireann sa 16ú haois, ach ar bhean a thug aghaidh go dána ar an saol agus a bhain a cuid féin amach.
Gráinne Mhaol (Grace O’Malley) is one of the best known women in Irish history. She was a hardy sailor, a mother, and a chieftain’s wife, from the noble Gaelic lineage of O’Malley. From her castle on Clare Island she stood her ground against men on land and on sea. This book not only gives us an insight into life in the west of Ireland in the 16th Century, but also into the life of a determined woman who boldly took on life and made it her own.