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Welcome to the Newtownmountkennedy 1798
Festival of Remembrance website!

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The event will feature a thrilling re-enactment of the battle, as well as talks by prominent scholars and historians, including Dr. Ruan O’Donnell from the University of Limerick.

This event is a unique opportunity to witness history come to life as we recreate one of the most significant battles of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. The re-enactment will be a thrilling spectacle, with authentic costumes, weapons, and battle tactics. You will witness firsthand the bravery and determination of the United Irishmen rebels as they fought to liberate their country from ‘Crown Forces’ rule.

In addition to the re-enactment, we are honoured to have several distinguished speakers who will give talks on the historical context and significance of the battle. Dr. Ruan O’Donnell is a renowned historian who has published extensively on Irish history, including the Irish Rebellion of 1798. His talk is not to be missed, and he will shed light on the historical significance of the battle and its impact on the struggle for Irish independence.

Click here to Buy Tickets to hear Dr. Ruan O’ Donnell

Corrections to Naming conventions:
For clarity, “The Crown Forces” and “United Irish Forces” are the correct names to reference the two sides in 1798.

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This event is perfect for history enthusiasts, families, and anyone interested in learning more about Irish history. We guarantee an exciting and informative experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness history come to life. Get in touch.

Please click on our Events page to learn more and reserve tickets to all the events over the weekend.


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Paid for by The Newtownmountkennedy Tidy Towns Association.