Grace O’Malley became chieftan of her clan in 16th century Ireland, inherited her father’s shipping business, and came to be known far and wide as the richest and most daring female seafarer of her day. The Pirate Queen of Connacht, as she came to be known, was even entertained at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, and refused to bow before her. Her garb, flashy but rugged, made her easy to spot on the streets of Dublin! Pleated bands of satin with Venetian lace drape over arms. Satin bows accent plunging bodice, while bengaline overskirt frames a panel of watermark lame.