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The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Enniscorthy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the great visitor attractions in County Wexford.... Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are etched forever on the annals of Irish history. Vividly re-told in an exciting interpretation of events the "Rebellion Experience" at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre is not to be missed. On your visit you will learn in gruesome detail how some 20,000 insurgents faced the might of 10,000 well-trained and well-armed Crown Forces, and learn the significance of the nearby Vinegar Hill Battlefield.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic exhibition with very impressive media effects and lots of information and detail. The staff were very friendly and informative and the little tearoom was a joy. Recommended.

2  Thank Malgy
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This exhibition gives a comprehensive and engaging account of the 1798 rebellion. It provides a clear cut social history and the subsequent military engagements. From an Irish, European and international perspective, it provides an experience which every Irish person and international tourist should see. Fantastic value for money. Having travelled extensively throughout the world, this exhibition rates very highly.

Well done to everyone. Very helpful and friendly staff.

2  Thank molliekav
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We visited here and were really impressed by the amount of information and the interactive methods for getting it all across to suit both young children and more detail for older visitors. All the staff were friendly and enthusiastic. They referred us to a visit to the castle ( there is a combined price for the two). Really good day. Thanks guys

1  Thank Croxy54
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The re-enactment of Vingear Hill battle is creepy but extremely well done and brings home horror of the war for the ordinary people. Brings it to life which is great for secondary school students. Very well done. Should be supported more. Staff great.

1  Thank YvonneFi
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

A very informative visit on what happened in Wexford in 1798. This museum has something for everyone, history buffs, military men, kids or just the plain curious. It brings the 1790's alive through its informative displays and very graphic personal stories. I had learnt about this time period in Irish history at school many years ago, but this attraction really brought it to life for me. The exhibition culminates with the vicious battle on vinegar hill which overlooks the town on the east bank of the river. After visiting this exhibition you view this hill and Irish rebellions in general in a whole different light. You can get a combined ticket here to visit Enniscorthy castle as well. Do make the effort to find the 1798 Rebellion centre, it is only 10 minutes walk from the town centre.

2  Thank seawindmill
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