on January 14, 2002
Hidden stairwells & secret passageways abound at Kilkenny Castle, built by Strongbow. Its most famous resident was reputed witch Alice Kytler, a woman with nearly as many husbands as me, though it seems death, not divorce was her style. Kilkenny couldn't hold her - she escaped through a secret passage to England. Meanwhile, someone had to burn, so her maidservant Petronia ended up as a scapegoat. The castle maintained the Butler's in fine style. It's reputed that Margaret Mitchell linked her character Rhett with this family's fortunes.
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