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1720 – One of the most successful pirates was a feisty red-head, called Anne Bonny, who was granted a stay of execution on this date.

Born in Co Cork, Anne Bonny was the illegitimate daughter of lawyer William Cormac and his housemaid. They immigrated to America after Anne’s birth and settled on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. 532 more words

Irish History

Product Review: Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum

First off, I want to thank Brinley’s for donating a basket of their rum products to the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society to use as an auction item during a fundraiser event last week. 229 more words

New Jersey

Captain Jack

On Oct 20th 1720 the Royal Navy captured Calico Jack and ended his pirate career.

Calico Jack has been the most influential pirate in terms of the modern popular view of piracy.  405 more words

Ireland

Product Review: Calico Jack 94 Proof Black Spiced Rum

I’ve never been much of a rum guy. Sure, there’s cheap white rum in the house but only for mixing into Sangrias. I jumped on the Kraken bandwagon a while ago for like five minutes but it still was not enough to get me to actually buy a bottle.  257 more words

Cocktails

Warrior women: Mary Read, Pirate of the Caribbean

Mary Read was an English woman who also served in the English military successfully masquerading as a man and saw action as a soldier fighting the French. 1,017 more words

Folklore

1697 – Anne Bonny, née Cormac, pirate, is born in Co Cork.

Anne Bonney, born in Co Cork, was the illegitimate daughter of lawyer William Cormac and his housemaid. They immigrated to America after Anne’s birth and settled on a plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. 1,018 more words

Irish History