Front row from left: Grace Warren, Emily Deacon, Aoibhe Oakes, and Eva Bailey from St. Mary’s N.S., Enniscorthy. Back row from
left: Dr. Tony Pollard, director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow; Jacqui Hynes, manager of the
National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Enniscorthy; and Tony Larkin, Enniscorthy town manager. Picture: Patrick Browne.
31/01/2014. FREE TO USE IMAGE.. Major Archaeological Study Announced for Vinegar Hill Battlefield, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.. A major three-year full archaeological study of the 1798 battle on Vinegar Hill in county Wexford has been announced today (Friday, January 31). Pictured are in front from left are Grace Warren, Emily Deacon, Áoibhe Oakes and Eva Bailey from St Mary’s N.S. Enniscorthy, back from left, Dr Tony Pollard, Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, Jacqui Hynes Manager The National 1798 Rebellion Centre Enniscorthy and Tony Larkin, Enniscorthy Town Manager. Picture : Patrick Browne
A major three-year full archaeological study of the 1798 battle on Vinegar Hill in county Wexford has been announced today (Friday, January 31)
The study is set to begin early this year and the three-year programme of archaeological, historical, and geographical research into the events of the Battles of Enniscorthy and Vinegar Hill has been recently given the full support of Wexford County Council.
Commenting on the announcement, project manager, and manager of The National 1798 Rebellion Centre Manager Jacqui Hynes said, “We are delighted that this intensive study of this historical battleground has become a reality, and at the end of this study we hope to have a more complete picture of what exactly took place and the expanse of the Battles of Enniscorthy and Vinegar Hill, encompassing the dates of 28th May to 21st June 1798.”
Jacqui also points out that “Although there are significant historical accounts of the battle, from first-hand, to those written for ‘political’ purposes, which serve to add to our knowledge of the events, what is missing, is a full survey of the site and the battle in its entirety”.
The primary goal of the project is to pave the way for outstanding interpretation of the battle site and more importantly the conservation of Vinegar Hill Battlefield and its environs. In particular the progr