The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Enniscorthy

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Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are forever etched on Irish history. Vividly re-told in an exciting interpretation of events, the Centre is an experience not to be missed.
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  • 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. Ver...  more »
  • 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 it...  more »
  • Great place to visit, one of my favourite historical centres, it is great for children as they can dress up. The short film may be a little loud and frightening for younger children, my 5 year old wan...  more »
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  • Wonderful place. Brings the rebellion and history to life. Great for older kids. Lovely staff (Mary) who made us very welcome. Definitely return to Enniscorthy.
  • This is museum every Irish or history lover should visit. Museum is partly open due to finances and it would be tragedy to be closed forever. Revolution in 1798 has profound importance for free Ireland, not only for idea of United Irishmen, but as reference in tradition. There are over 200 songs about it, many well known as Boulavouge or Kelly boy from Killane. Museum is modern, with 3D and.4D effects, humour, uses very small space brilliantly. You will only need a hour to see all, but what an hour it will be.
  • The best museum in Europe and yet little known. As a local and a European traveller both, I have never seen such a high quality professional exhibition, as this one. The inter-activity is wonderful, the reading plentiful, the battle scenes beyond comparison, the staff outstanding. 5 Stars!
  • Excellent display very creative. A real jewel.
  • By far one of the best museums I ever visited. My children (16 and 9 years old) were complaining about "going to another museum" but they stopped when they saw the very beginning of the exhibition. The videos, interactivity and the way the story was told made it really interesting. The story itself was greatly led throughout the rooms and throughout the history. It made the Rebellion easy to understand and comprehend. Definitely would recommend not only to history lovers.

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