The Irish Lady is a well-known part of the coastal landscape in west Cornwall. Just around the corner and facing Land’s End there’s a tale as to how it got its name. Apparently a vessel from the Emerald Isle was wrecked on the rocks here. There were no survivors but one – a damsel who managed to escape the crashing waves and climb all the way to the top of the sea stack. Here she clung for several days, but as the seas did not relent, the locals could not mount a rescue attempt and could only look on forlornly until, at last, she expired. It is said on stormy nights her ghost can still be seen clinging to the rocks.
There was no ghost to see this night, but the green haze in the atmosphere, may have been sent all the way from the Emerald Isle by the Irish Lady herself, who knows?
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