Ireland's Pirate Trail: A Quest to Uncover Our Swashbuckling Past

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9781788492454

Des Ekin embarks on a roadtrip around the entire coast of Ireland, in search of our piratical heritage, uncovering an amazing history of swashbuckling bandits, both Irish-born and imported.
Bloodthirsty buccaneers and buried treasure, fierce sea battles and cold-blooded murders, Barbary ducats and silver pieces of eight. Des Ekin embarks on a roadtrip around the entire coast of Ireland, in search of our piratical heritage, uncovering an amazing history of swashbuckling bandits, both Irish-born and imported. Ireland's Pirate Trail tells stories of freebooters and pirates from every corner of our coast over a thousand years, including famous pirates like Anne Bonny and William Lamport, who set off to ply their trade in the Caribbean. Ekin also debunks many myths about our most well-known sea warrior, Granuaile, the 'Pirate Queen' of Mayo. Thoroughly researched and beautifully told. Filled with exciting untold stories.
Preface 11 Part I East by Sou'-East 17 1. Pirate Pilgrimage the First 18 Dalkey, Tramore, New Ross, Dublin On the Trail of McKinley's Gold 21 2. Pirate Pilgrimage the Second 42 County Meath 'I'll Make You Officers ... in Hell.' 44 3. Pirate Pilgrimage the Third 54 Wexford Town William Lamport, the Wex-Mex 'Zorro' 56 4. Pirate Pilgrimage the Fourth 66 Saltees, Dublin City, Rush The Three Privateers and the Rebel Yell from Rush 69 Part II South by Sou'-West 91 5. Pirate Pilgrimage the Fifth 92 Waterford, Roaring Water Bay 'He Led Them in a Carol, Then Clapped Them in Irons'95 6. Pirate Pilgrimage the Sixth 105 Kinsale, Carolina, Caribbean Anne Bonny, Scourge of the Caribbean 108 7. Pirate Pilgrimage the Seventh 123 Cork City, Brazil, Boston The Strange American Odyssey of Peter Roach 129 8. Pirate Pilgrimage the Eighth 143 Berehaven, Leamcon, Baltimore, Valentia Island The Hellhounds of Dog's Leap and the Pirate Armadas of West Cork 145 9. Pirate Pilgrimage the Ninth 166 Castleisland The Framing of William Marsh169 Part III West by Nor'-West 189 10. Pirate Pilgrimage the Tenth 190 Clare Island Grania Mania 194 11. Pirate Pilgrimage the Eleventh 221 Broad Haven The Admiral, the Pirate, the Chieftain and his Daughters 225 12. Pirate Pilgrimage the Twelfth 233 Killybegs 'Twenty Good Men Could Cut Their Throats' 237 13. Pirate Pilgrimage the Thirteenth 251 Dunfanaghy, Achill Island The World's Most Wanted Man 254 Part IV North by Nor'-East 271 14. Pirate Pilgrimage the Fourteenth 272 Portrush Black Tom, the Scummer of the Sea 275 15. Pirate Pilgrimage the Fifteenth 283 Carrickfergus 'I Drew My Sword for the Rights of Men' 285 16. Pirate Pilgrimage the Sixteenth 294 Belfast, Holywood, Bangor, Donaghadee Pirates and Belfast Lough 296 17. Pirate Pilgrimage the Seventeenth 308 Rathlin, Inishowen, Howth, Strangford, Dublin T


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