Christian - 'Kit' - Cavenaugh, born in 1667 in Dublin, grew up on a Leixlip farm. A dragoon
in the Marlborough Wars, Kit led an adventurous life, courting women, fighting
duels and arguing a paternity suit before the truth became known: Kit was a
woman. After her husband and father of her three children, Richard Welsh, was
press-ganged into the English army to fight in the European wars of the early
eighteenth century, Kit disguised herself as a man and enlisted to find him.
When she finally came face to face with Richard in 1704 she was enraged to find
him in the arms of a Dutch woman. Kit's adventures did not end there ...