Sunday, 2 November 2014

Battle of Vinegar Hill

A long while ago (so long ago I can't remember which month - I think it was June), I spent a weekend in Ireland at the reenactment of the Battle of Vinegar Hill in Enniscorthy. A whole group of us got the ferry over to Ireland and spent a lovely, if slightly wet weekend in the town.

A view of Enniscorthy

The Castle in town. It is now a very good museum chronicling the history of the the town and its role in Ireland's history. However, it also has a long illustrious history itself, which includes time as a private residence, and a key building in a few battles.

A music recital in a local pub, part of an evening of merriment! :)

The first battle - in the streets of the town

Marching to the centre of town

Drill  (in a carpark!!)

Lining up in front of the memorial to remember those who fought for Ireland's freedom.

Relaxing before the battle

The battle on Vinegar Hill

It was a very interesting weekend. Learnt a bit about Irish history and met some lovely people.