In the footsteps of the 1798 Rebels...

From its foundations in the French and American revolutions and the ideals of the United Irishmen, the rebellion of 1798 became a touchstone in the fight for Irish independence. An award-winning exhibition brings history to life right before your eyes. Learn of tragic events that sparked a fight for independence that would last for generations. Come face to face with key figures in the rebellion. View the audiovisual interpretation of the Battle of Vinegar Hill. Visit Vinegar Hill Battlefield, one of the bloodiest battlefields in Irish history, where a battle that lasted four hours left 1,500 dead.

While here, why not also visit VINEGAR HILL BATTLEFIELD, site of the most famous battle of the 1798 Rebellion. Its current peace, serenity, and spectacular views belie its background as one of the bloodiest battlefields in Irish history. 20,000 men, women, and children faced 10,000 well-armed and well-trained members of the Crown Forces, in a battle that lasted only four hours, but left 1,500 dead and a county distraught.

  • Meet key figures of the rebellion
  • Experience the 4D audio visual interpretation of the Battle of Vinegar Hill
  • Free weapons and cookery demonstrations

Opening Times:

Daily, Mid-January to End of October

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Vinegar Hill Battlefield, Open Year-Round


Admission Rates Apply

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Useful Information
  • Book shop
  • Cafe
  • Picnic tables
  • Free parking
Getting There

30 mins from Rosslare on N11; 40 mins from Waterford on N30; 1hr 45 mins from Dublin Airport on N11

Map Location: 52.496719, -6.569380
Contact Rebellion at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Eircode: Y21 PY03
T: +353 (0)53 923 7596
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