Title: Hawks Nest State Park – Grace O’Malley, Irish Pirate – Dinner Theater
Location: 177 West Main Street, P.O. Box 857, Ansted, WV 25812
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Description: March 14 Legend abounds with stories of Grace O’Malley, a pirate queen who sailed the high seas in the 16th century. Even more compelling, the colorful stories of her life can be documented in fact. Not only did she fight against the conquest of Ireland by its powerful neighbor, England, she also commanded an army of men and remained a leading political figure in a time when women had no personal power. Through the story of Grace O’Malley, American audiences begin to understand the contemporary political struggles in Ireland by learning about the era in which these conflicts first arose. Grace O’Malley performed in the Chautauqua style, will give a monologue of the exciting life of O’Malley.