National 1798 Rebellion Centre

National 1798 Rebellion Centre information

Location
Enniscorthy , Ireland
Address
Parnell Rd
More information
www.1798centre.ie
Prices
adult/child €7/3, incl Enniscorthy Castle €10/5
Opening hours
9.30am-5pm Mon-Fri, noon-5pm Sat Apr-Sep, 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, noon-5pm Sat Oct-Mar
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This exhibition does a fine job of explaining the background to one of Ireland's pivotal historical events. It covers the French and American revolutions, which helped spark Wexford's abortive uprising against British rule in Ireland, before chronicling the Battle of Vinegar Hill. One of the most bloodthirsty battles of the 1798 rebellion and a turning point in the struggle, it took place just outside Enniscorthy. A visit here provides context for a walk up Vinegar Hill itself.