The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
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Millpark Road, Enniscorthy, Wexford,
Ms Jacqui Hynes
The award-winning National 1798 Rebellion Centre in Enniscorthy, Wexford, offers a fascinating insight into the birth of modern democracy in Ireland. This family-friendly visitors centre tells the epic and heroic tale of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre is a popular heritage experience located in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Dedicated to exploring the Irish Rebellion of 1798, the centre introduces visitors to the key figures of the Rebellion through audiovisual exhibitions and interactive activities.
The experience features a new 4D Battle of Vinegar Hill Experience that tells the story of that legendary Irish event. Today Vinegar Hill forms an iconic backdrop to the town of Enniscorthy but it was the location of a fierce battle during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Irish insurgents, led by Father Murphy, camped on Vinegar hill and flew their banner from the windmill, the shell of which remains today.
Visitors will discover in detail how some 20,000 insurgents faced the might of 10,000 well-trained and well-armed Crown Forces. A spectacular audiovisual presentation places the story in an international context and an exhibition explores authentic weapons from the period.
Visit the National 1798 Rebellion Centre to tap into the vivid history of County Wexford and Ireland and enhance your understanding of the modern nation as it exists today.