Like Enniscorthy Castle, but even more so, the 1798 Rebellion Centre has exhibitions covering a large amount of subjects, pre-revolutionary Europe, the spread of revolution, the United Irishmen, the link between the battles in May and June 1798, Vinegar Hill, and life after the rebellion. All of these themes are talked about in great detail here and the amount of research that has gone into the 1798 Rebellion Centre is absolutely phenomenal, and I clearly couldn't of featured Enniscorthy castle without featuring this centre and vice versa. In fact, I wouldn't recommend visiting this centre without also visiting the castle and the link between both attractions is vastly important to gain a fuller picture of what actually happened in this part of Irish history. You will need to allow yourself a good couple of hours to visit the 1798 Rebellion Centre, although around a good hour or so for the castle.
1798 Rebellion Centre
Fanned by flames of Revolution in America and France, the events of 1798 in Ireland are etched forever on 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 meet the key figures of the Rebellion, participate in our state of the art 4D battle of Vinegar Hill Experience, discover how weapons from the period worked and learn in gruesome detail how some 20,000 insurgents faced the might of 10,000 well-trained and well-armed Crown Forces.