A Community Relives its History
Displays combine film, interactives, audio-visual, sculptural and graphic elements as visitors explore the international origins of the Rebellion, its manifestations across Ireland and its climax in Wexford.
A highpoint of the displays is a dramatic four screen re-enactment of the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
Four hundred local men and women, without acting experience, volunteered to recreate the battle on the hill itself over two wintry November days.
The resulting presentation is memorable, moving and powerful. It leaves the audience in no doubt as to why local associations with 1798 are strong to this day.
Heritage / Visitor Attraction
Scope of works
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
1996 - 1998
‘Event has told a complex and emotive story, helping the Centre to achieve international recognition, securing its long term future. ’
Administrator, National 1798 Visitor Centre