Granuaile

Meaning of the Irish name Granuaile. Listen and learn how to pronounce Granuaile so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish girl name.

MEANING: Described as “one of the most remarkable women in Irish history” Granuaile or Grainne Ni Mhaille (ang. as Grace O’Malley) was a renowned sea captain who led a band of 200 sea-raiders from the coast of Galway in the sixteenth century. Twice widowed, twice imprisoned, fighting her enemies both Irish and English for her rights, condemned for piracy, and finally pardoned in London by Queen Elizabeth herself, her fame was celebrated in verse and song and in James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake.” She is often seen as a poetic symbol for Ireland.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Granuaile

PRONUNCIATION: graw + nya + wail”

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AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Granuaile and read along with the meaning)

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