Today I went to Clare Island to find out more about Grace O’Malley. Her castle is clearly visible upon the approach to the island.
I had to make a stop at Clare Island Abbey, the ancestral burial grounds of the O’Malley clan with an amazing painted ceiling from the 14th century. Do you suppose Grace’s head could be buried here? It’s a beautiful place, with lots and lots of sheep. I felt like I was in an Irish Spring commercial!
A small island with a very rich history worth exploring again and again.