|The White Lady of Kinsale haunts the ruins of Charles Fort and the local streets and town of Kinsale|
Sometime after the fort's construction in the mid 1600s, a soldier in the fort married a local girl who was to stay with him at the fort on their wedding night. Her husband took temporary watch that night and as he had a long day, had trouble staying awake at his post. He was found asleep at the post and as protocol of the day called for, he was promptly shot on the spot. The bilwildered bride hearing of the death of her new husband, flung herself off of the embattlment walls to her death below.
|Charles Fort near Kinsale, Ireland on Kinsale Harbour|
It is said that to this day, even though the fortification now lay in ruins, the bewildered bride can be seen wandering the rampart walls longing for her lost love, still wearing the white dress she wore on her wedding day. She has also been seen wandering the streets of Kinsale where she once lived, only to disappear into the night. She is referred to as The White Lady by the locals.
|Charles Fort near Kinsale, Ireland on Kinsale Harbour. The town of Kinsale can be seen in the background on the left.|
Charles Fort is located to the southeast of Kinsale on the south end of the village of Summer Cove along the harbor. The site is today an Irish National Monument due to the part it has played in Irish history.
|Charles Fort and the village of Summer Cove, Ireland|