220th Commemorative Programme

The 1798 Rebellion saw the United Irishmen strive for the ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity and to create an equal society for every citizen, regardless of the social status or religious beliefs. Unfortunately the pursuit of such ideals was inevitably met with a catastrophic war which left a country devastated with over 30,000 deaths nationally, with 20,000 thousand of the same lost in County Wexford.

Marking the 220th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion and the battle of Vinegar Hill a series of commemorative events are in the process of being organised to remember all those who died during 1798. These events will focus on the history and culture associated with the rebellion and will run from April to September 2018.