Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O'Malley was formed in 1992 when fourteen women, active in the Tampa community, had a vision about forming an all female Krewe, as a social organization. Their inspiration being Grace O'Malley, a real female Irish pirate from the 16th century.
Today with over 250 members strong, the Krewe participates in over seven parades, including Gasparilla, Sant'Yago Knight Parade, Rough Riders St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Children's Parade, Springtime Tallahassee, Chasco and Hernando DeSoto.
The O'Malley's had their own float built and completed in 2007, which they are very proud of, and continue to make progress on improving and embellishing this beautiful float The magnificent castle/float is named after Grace O'Malley's own castle, ROCKFLEET. It sports an impressive moving seahorse on the front and can be seen at ALL parades.