Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, County Wexford

Vinegar Hill was the largest rebel camp and headquarters of the Wexford United Irishmen and their supporters in 1798.

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.

On the 21st of June, 1798 over 13,000 British soldiers regained control over County Wexford in the Battle of Vinegar Hill which occurred in two locations, at Vinegar Hill itself and in the streets of nearby Enniscorthy.

There exists a National 1798 Rebellion Centre nearby to Vinegar Hill in Enniscorthy Town, offering a 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience. For further information visit www.1798centre.ie.

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5pm.

Last entry to exhibition 45 mins prior to closing time.

Sat & Sun and Bank Holiday closed seasonally.

The author: Nick Fitzgerald