‘The Longest Day’ 223rd Anniversary of the Battle of Vinegar Hill
To mark the 223rd anniversary of the Battle of Vinegar Hill, the National 1798 Rebellion Centre in conjunction with Enniscorthy Municipal District are hosting ‘The Longest Day’, a memorial ceremony remembering all those who died during the 1798 Rebellion.
This annual event is aptly entitled ‘The Longest Day’ as the 21st of June, the day of the battle is indeed the longest day from both an astronomical perspective, and for those 30,000 men, women, and children from all sides who took part in the battle.
This year’s ceremony took place on Monday 21st June 2021 on Vinegar Hill.
Representatives from the different religious communities and councils will gather for a blessing, which will be followed by poetry recitation and a wreath laying ceremony.
This commemorative event remembers a defining moment in our nation’s history and provides an opportunity to come together as a community to remember those who lost their lives, in an inclusive and appropriate way.