Guglielmo Marconi

Italian born Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) obtained the world’s first patent in Wireless Telegraphy and is rightfully titled ‘the Father of Modern Radio’. The Enniscorthy blood in this man’s veins is that of his mother, Annie Jameson, Granddaughter of the founder of the Jameson whiskey distillery.

Gerard Whelan

Gerard Whelan, is one more Enniscorthy born writer, is the author of several books for Children and is a multiple Award-Winner. The Guns of Easter, his first Novel, won a Bisto Merit Award and the Eilís Dillon Award for first time Writers. Dream Invaders was the Overall Winner of the Bisto Book of the Year…

Lafcadio Hearn

Every Japanese Scholar is familiar with the name Lafcadio Hearn aka Koizumi Yakumo (1850-1904), the man who brought the ‘English language to Japan’. As a young boy, Hearn lived with relatives at Kiltrea, just a few miles from Enniscorthy.

Eamonn Wall

Eamonn Wall, an Enniscorthy native who has lived in the United State since 1982. He is author of five collections of poetry: A Tour of Your Country (2008), Refuge at De Soto Bend (2004), The Crosses (2000), Iron Mountain Road (1997), and Dyckman-200th Street (1994). A collection of essays From the Sin-e-Cafe to the Black…

Augustus Welby Pugin

Augustus Welby Pugin (1812-1852) shared the Design of the London Houses of Parliament with Sir Charles Barry. His Architectural Genius is very evident and prominent in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, where Mass was first celebrated in 1846.

Admiral David Beatty

Admiral David Beatty (1871-1936), hero of the Battles of Scapa Flow and Jutland during the 1914-18 War, grew up on the Family Estate of Borodale, three miles from the Town of Enniscorthy.

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Once the rebellion in the counties of Antrim and Down were suppressed by the Crown Forces under the leadership of General Lake, he then wanted to bring the rebellion in County Wexford to an abrupt end. Meanwhile in the previous weeks the rebel army had experienced some major defeats at the battles of Newtownbarry (Bunclody),…