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The 1798 Rebellion

In this episode of Talking History: this summer marks the 225th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1798 Rebellion, a massive uprising inspired by the revolutions in France and America which attempted to create an independent Irish Republic, inspiring Irish nationalists up to 1916 and beyond. Patrick Geoghegan looks at what happened in Wexford in 1798 and how it is being commemorated this year, alongside Bernard Browne, author and vice-chair of the National 1798 Historical Centre, Mico Hassett, Enniscorthy Castle manager, and Michael Fortune, folklorist.

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19.00 4 Jun 2023


The 1798 Rebellion



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19.00 4 Jun 2023


In this episode of Talking History: this summer marks the 225th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1798 Rebellion, a massive uprising inspired by the revolutions in France and America which attempted to create an independent Irish Republic, inspiring Irish nationalists up to 1916 and beyond. Patrick Geoghegan looks at what happened in Wexford in 1798 and how it is being commemorated this year, alongside Bernard Browne, author and vice-chair of the National 1798 Historical Centre, Mico Hassett, Enniscorthy Castle manager, and Michael Fortune, folklorist.


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