Darkey Kelly Pub
For generations, Darkey Kelly was regarded as a woman who was burned at the stake for witchcraft after she accused the notorious Sheriff of Dublin Simon Luttrell of fathering her baby.
But new research has revealed she may have been Dublin's first female serial killer. In fact, she was executed for the murders of at least five men whose bodies were found hidden in a brothel she owned in Dublin. It is widely accepted she was executed in 1746.
But the actual date of her public execution has now been revealed to be January 7, 1761 -- the 250th anniversary of her public burning at the stake was yesterday. She was partially hanged and then publicly burned alive in Baggot Street in the city.
From The People of Dublin