Over the summer months the staff of the 1798 Rebellion Centre are organising a number of free one-hour presentations, examining various aspects of the 1798 Rebellion. These talks will all take place in the National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Mill Park Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Refreshments will be provided. All Welcome.
Derek’s presentation will examine the council which was established in County Wexford during the summer months of 1798. A number of historians maintain that this council was in fact the establishment of a Republic in County Wexford. The council was made up of eight men, four Catholics and four Protestants. Catholics members included: Edward Hay, Ballinkeele; Robert Carty, Birchgrove; Robert Meyler, Gurteenminogue; Edward Kearney, Wexford town. Protestants members included: Beauchamp Bagenal Harvey, Bargy Castle; William Hatton, Clonard; Matthew Keogh, Wexford town and Nicholas Gray – Whitefort. Derek will outline the origins of this council, it’s decisions and a short biography of it’s members, a number of whom were executed following the suppression of the Rebellion.