The Pirate Queen.
Tesco gave the floating, amorphous Women's Museum of Ireland a home in their stores nationwide for International Women's Day, and asked me to be one of their virtual tour guides. I was delighted to be able to help to shine a light on one of their chosen inspirational women of Irish history - the pirate queen of Ireland, Grace O'Malley.
This sexy artistic reimagining of the OG G is from ancient-origins.net
You can listen to me telling her story here, along with the five other stories of brilliant historical Irish women who have either been largely forgotten, or are less lauded by their male counterparts. Among them are a social activist, a mountaineer, a computer programmer, a leader in global fashion, and the first woman ever to work on the stock exchange floor.
I don't say this often (ever), but, bualadh bos Tesco.
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RM Clarke is a writer and voice-over artist. She has written for various literary mags and anthologies and won awards. She has put her voice to most things she can think of.