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Vinegar Hill

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Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Republic of Ireland
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The Battle of Vinegar Hill, which was fought on 21st June, was an engagement during the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

The Battle of Vinegar Hill, which was fought on 21st June, was an engagement during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Over 10,000 crown forces launched an attack on Vinegar Hill, overlooking Enniscorthy in County Wexford, which was then occupied by over 20,000 rebels and camp followers. This was the largest rebel camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irishmen and their supporters. It marked a turning point in the Irish Rebellion of 1798 as it was the last major attempt by the rebels to hold and defend ground against the crown forces and the army of King George III. The battle was actually fought in two locations, on Vinegar Hill itself and in the streets of nearby Enniscorthy.