By Dan Walsh
There is tension in Enniscorthy town this week after rumours spread that the Battle of Enniscorthy is imminent and likely to lead to gunfire and re-enacted fighting in the Enniscorthy Castle area of the town around 11am next Saturday morning.
Locals have reported the presence of armed period dress personnel in the area on several evenings this week and it is expected that they may be preparing for battle!
Staff at Enniscorthy Castle have refused to comment, but they did admit to WexfordLocal.com that the roof of the castle is likely to be commandeered and used to exchange gunfire, and it is believed that no resistance will be offered, although an opposition group may be placed at ground level.
It is also learned that traffic management will be enforced in the Castle Hill, Church Street, Castle Street area on Saturday morning and barriers will be in place to ensure safety.
The public is invited to gather for the Centenary Commemoration event which is the first re-enactment of the Battle of Enniscorthy which occurred on July 2nd 1922 – a centenary to the exact day – at Enniscorthy Castle at 11am on Saturday morning.