The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, has been undergoing extensive re-development works throughout spring 2013 and is due to be officially re-opened at a celebratory event featuring a Rebellion Weekend on 25 & 26 May. New exhibits will bring you face to face with some of the key figures of the Rebellion including General Lake, Tom the Devil, Anthony Perry and Miles Byrne. While charters such as the Blacksmith and "the Croppy Boy" portray the turmoil's of war on the civilian population. As in the rebellion itself, the pinnacle of the exhibition will cumulate with a living history approach to the battle of Vinegar Hill where visitors will walk amongst rebels and redcoats amid explosions and gunfire.
To celebrate this fantastic new exhibition we are inviting everyone to a free Rebellion Weekend on 25 & 26 May. On these days re-enactors and characters from the brand new audio-visual tour will roam the grounds of the 1798 Centre telling their tales of life and their strategy for the upcoming battle.
A blacksmith will be on hand showcasing the techniques of making pikes and weapons and tell the important role he played during the rebellion. While the rebel commanders will be on the lookout for new recruits to join their cause and will train them to use a variety of weapons.