Battle of Bunclody ’98 remembered

By Dan Walsh at Bunclody St. Colman’s Pipe Band, Ballindaggin, led by Pipe Major Jim Byrne and the Bunclody/Kilrush/Kilmyshal Pike Group under the command of Group Leader Walter Skelton led the commemorative pike march in Bunclody this evening (Sunday) to remember the Battle of Newtownbarry (Bunclody) which broke out on June 1st, 1798. The BattleContinue reading “Battle of Bunclody ’98 remembered”

Wexford Remembers 1798 at Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Two wreaths from Wexford Remembers 1798 Group and the Connolly Youth Movement were laid at the Father Murphy and the Croppy Boy memorial in Market Square, Enniscorthy, today, (Sunday) as part of the 225th 1798 Rebellion commemorations taking place across County Wexford. Chairman, Gary O’Brien from Wexford, gave a briefContinue reading “Wexford Remembers 1798 at Enniscorthy”

Wreath to Fr Murphy and the Croppy Boy

By Dan Walsh The 1798 commemorations are continuing at Enniscorthy on Sunday and activities organised by Wexford Remembers 1798 includes laying a wreath at the prominent 1798 memorial in Market Square at 12.45pm marking the 115th year of its presence. The bronze monument features Fr John Murphy encouraging a young rebel, known locally as TheContinue reading “Wreath to Fr Murphy and the Croppy Boy”

New 1798 memorial unveiled at Ballycarney

By Dan Walsh at Ballycarney The 225th anniversary commemoration of the 1798 Rebellion moved to Ballycarney, beside the River Slaney, this evening (Sunday) were a stone memorial was unveiled at the crossroads where the earliest casualties – the Redmond brothers – of the rebellion lost their lives on the day before the Battle of OulartContinue reading “New 1798 memorial unveiled at Ballycarney”

All pikemen remembered on Oulart Hill

By Dan Walsh on Oulart Hill Deceased members of Oulart pikemen (and women) from past commemorations in 1948 (150th anniversary) and the bicentenary events in 1998 were remembered with pride for their community devotion in maintaining the history and heritage at the 225th commemoration of the 1798 Rebellion in a dignified ceremony held on OulartContinue reading “All pikemen remembered on Oulart Hill”

At Boolavogue as the sun was setting…

By Dan Walsh at Boolavogue With pride of place and a dignified ceremony the community of Boolavogue was joined in history and heritage by neighbouring groups at this evening’s (Friday) well attended and impressive pike march from The Harrow to the Fr. John Murphy Centre at Boolavogue proudly marking the 225th anniversary of the 1798Continue reading “At Boolavogue as the sun was setting…”

1798 225 events kick off today!

By Dan Walsh The 225th anniversary of the Rebellion of 1798 in County Wexford kicks off this evening (Friday) with a number of events, continues over the weekend and for a number of weeks, and thanks to the staff at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy aims to keep everybody informed of eventsContinue reading “1798 225 events kick off today!”

New Ross tales of William Marshal

By Dan Walsh in New Ross The two-day 2nd annual William Marshal Weekend marking the 804th anniversary (1147-1219) brought knights in shining armour onto the streets of New Ross today where the combination of historical tours, history and heritage, music and tradition exuded celebration in the sunshine. The official opening at the High Hill wasContinue reading “New Ross tales of William Marshal”

Bertie Ahern to deliver centenary oration at Liam Mellows grave in Castletown

By Dan Walsh Today (December 8th) marks the centenary of the execution of Liam Mellows in Mountjoy Jail and the annual Liam Mellows Commemoration takes place next Sunday at his grave in Castletown where the centenary oration will be delivered by former Taoiseach and key architect of the Good Friday Agreement, Bertie Ahern. The currentContinue reading “Bertie Ahern to deliver centenary oration at Liam Mellows grave in Castletown”

Wreath laid at Bunclody ambush site

By Dan Walsh near Bunclody A commemorative wreath was laid in memory of Thomas Doyle, (29), from The Shannon, Enniscorthy, a clerical officer attached to the Free State army, who was shot dead when an army vehicle was ambushed at Ryland Cross, near Bunclody, on December 1st, 1922. Thomas Doyle had the unique distinction ofContinue reading “Wreath laid at Bunclody ambush site”