© RicardMN Photography

© RicardMN Photography

‘Alice’, a wall painting by Mick Minogue in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Dame Alice Kyteler (1280-1325), was a woman who was the earliest person accused and condemned for witchcraft in Ireland. Having being accused of attempted murder, her servant Petronella de Meath was arrested and tortured until she admitted that Alice used witch craft to gain wealth and power. Petronella became the first woman In Ireland to be flogged and burned at the stake on November 3rd, 1324. Any of Alices followers met the same faith soon after and a witch hunt began.
Dame Alice fled the country using a secret underground tunnel which some believe are still below the medieval city. ” (Mick Minogue’s web page).

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