Ireland’s Greatest Woman

The RTE Radio’s Marian Finucane Show poll is now closed and the results are in.. despite the extensive coverage [which probably skewed the result], disgraced Olympic swimmer Michelle Smith was not voted Ireland’s Greatest Woman, that honour went to Nano Nagle, an 18th century nun credited with establishing girls’ education in the State, just ahead of Mary Robinson.. although there was, IMO, a much more interesting candidate in fifth place – the sixteenth century pirate Grace O’Malley