The National 1798 Visitor Centre

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Lovers of Irish history, this museum is for you! The National 1798 Visitor Centre located in Enniscorthy, County Wexford is a place where you can discover the secrets of the 1798 Rebellion. On the program, battles, tragic events, and murderous confrontations…

Visit the National 1798 Visitor Centre

A museum to discover the Irish rebellions of 1798

The museum is located in the heart of Enniscorthy, a pretty Irish village, famous for its peace and quiet, its castle, and its houses with colourful facades.

The museum was built in the heart of the town because of the important involvement of Enniscorthy during the Rebellions of 1798. The town suffered the brunt of the decisive battle of the Rebellions, which took place a few miles to the east on Vinegar Hill on 21 June 1798.

The museum is therefore an opportunity to recall the events that took place that year. (As a reminder, the Irish rebellions corresponded to a conflict that pitted the Irish nationalists against the British. The primary ideology was to drive out the British who had come to impose their power in Ireland).

You will then learn how the rebellions were triggered, the different strategies put in place, as well as how the Irish were defeated by the British at Vinegar Hill.

The museum is very good because it is suitable for the whole family. Expo, videos, presentation of period objects… You will even see extras in costumes to spice up your visit!


The National 1798 Visitor Centre
Practical information

Address Address:
Parnell Road, Enniscorthy | Co Wexford

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
52.496728, -6.569388

Duration of the visit Duration of the visit:
1h30


Web siteWeb site:
Access to the website
PricesPrices :
  • 7€ per adult
  • 4€ per student or senior
  • 3€ per child under 5 years old
  • 10€ for a family (2 parents, 3 children)


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