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The Wizard of Kilkea Castle

Kilkea Castle has a long history which spans back to 1181AD when a Norman Knight Walter De Riddlesford was said to have built a motte & bailey castle here. Just for continuity Kilkea Castle came into the hands of the … Continue reading

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The Wizard Earl

The following tales has been handed down through the ages from Lord Walter Fitzgerald and concerns a Garrett Oge or Gerald (the younger) Fitzgerald whom became the 11th Earl of Kildare and the sole male heir of the Kildare Geraldine’s … Continue reading

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