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The Longest Day Commemoration
June 21 @ 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm
220th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion – The Longest Day Commemoration
To mark the 220th anniversary of the Battle of Vinegar Hill, the National 1798 Rebellion Centre in conjunction with Enniscorthy Municipal District, are hosting ‘The Longest Day’, a memorial ceremony remembering all those who died during the 1798 Rebellion.
This year’s ceremony takes place on Thursday 21st June, beginning at 7:20pm, at the bottom of Vinegar Hill Lane. Pikemen will assemble and march to the top of Vinegar Hill. All are most welcome to join in and march along with the pikemen.
At 7:30pm, representatives from the different religious communities and councils will gather for a blessing, which will be followed by poetry recitation and a wreath laying ceremony. Following the commemoration on Vinegar Hill, all are invited to Enniscorthy Castle for light refreshments.
This commemorative event, remembers a defining moment in our nation’s history, and provides us with an opportunity to come together to remember those who lost their lives, in an inclusive and appropriate way.
For more information please contact:
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre – 053-9237596
Enniscorthy Castle – 053-9234699