Vinegar Hill Battle Re-enactment
Aug 01 2014 - Aug 03 2014
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Witness history unfold this August Bank Holiday weekend at the Vinegar Hill Battle Re-enactment Festival. Experience the sights and sounds of battle with pike charging rebels and musket wielding Redcoats.
Witness history unfold this August Bank Holiday weekend at the free Vinegar Hill Battle Re-enactment Festival. Experience the sights and sounds of battle with pike charging rebels capturing Enniscorthy Town or the cannon firing, musket wielding Redcoats assaulting Vinegar Hill. Professional re-enactors from Ireland, England, Scotland and further afield are currently planning their assault on rebel positions to recreate Ireland's most famous battle at Ireland's largest battle re-enactment.
While the rebel forces are growing larger every day with aspiring insurgents volunteering to take part as the famed pikemen of the 1798 Rebellion. Take part in living histories at the Rebel camp where Rebel commanders will be on the lookout for talented young pike men and women to train before the ensuing fight. Blacksmith will be on hand, shoeing horses and making pikes, swords and other weapons for the upcoming battle.
Or join the Redcoats at garrisoned at Enniscorthy Castle and discover what life was like for soldiers during the 18th century. With 18th century crafts demonstrations, traditional entertainment and craft markets, the Vinegar Hill Battle Re-enactment Festival will cater for every interest. A family fun event not to be missed!