Vividly retold in an exciting, multi award-winning exhibition, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, explains why, fanned by flames of revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are forever etched in Irish history.
Immerse yourself in the events of 1798 and meet key figures of the rebellion, including John Shehan (The Croppy Boy), Tom the Devil and General Gerard Lake. Experience the poignant 4D audio visual interpretation of the battle of Vinegar Hill.
Visit the actual Vinegar Hill Battlefield nearby, site of the most famous battle of the 1798 Rebellion. Its current peace, serenity, and spectacular views belie its background as one of the bloodiest battlefields in Irish history. 20,000 men, women, and children faced 10,000 well armed and well trained members of the crown forces, in a battle that lasted only four hours, but left 1,500 dead and a county distraught.
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and Vinegar Hill are a must see for anyone interested in Irish history.