#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion | Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.

A force of United Irishmen from Wexford, estimated at 10,000 strong, launched an assault into Co Wicklow, on the British-held town of Arklow, in an attempt to spread the rebellion into Wicklow and to threaten the capital of Dublin. The rebel army that formed for attack on the afternoon of 9 June was a combined […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Rebels defeat small force of Yeomanry at Ballraheen Hill; they move to camp at Croghan.

“Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: ‘Arm! Arm!’ he cried, ‘For I’ve come to lead you; For Ireland’s freedom we’ll fight or die!” After enduring dreadful torture, Father John Murphy is executed, and his decapitated head displayed on a pike for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.

A force of United Irishmen from Wexford, estimated at 10,000 strong, launched an assault into Co Wicklow, on the British-held town of Arklow, in an attempt to spread the rebellion into Wicklow and to threaten the capital of Dublin. The rebel army that formed for attack on the afternoon of 9 June was a combined […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Rebels defeat small force of Yeomanry at Ballraheen Hill; they move to camp at Croghan.

“Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: ‘Arm! Arm!’ he cried, ‘For I’ve come to lead you; For Ireland’s freedom we’ll fight or die!” After enduring dreadful torture, Father John Murphy is executed, and his decapitated head displayed on a pike for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.

A force of United Irishmen from Wexford, estimated at 10,000 strong, launched an assault into Co Wicklow, on the British-held town of Arklow, in an attempt to spread the rebellion into Wicklow and to threaten the capital of Dublin. The rebel army that formed for attack on the afternoon of 9 June was a combined […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Execution of Father John Murphy.

“Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: ‘Arm! Arm!’ he cried, ‘For I’ve come to lead you; For Ireland’s freedom we’ll fight or die!” After enduring dreadful torture, Father John Murphy is executed, and his decapitated head displayed on a pike for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. […]

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#OTD in 1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.

A force of United Irishmen from Wexford, estimated at 10,000 strong, launched an assault into Co Wicklow, on the British-held town of Arklow, in an attempt to spread the rebellion into Wicklow and to threaten the capital of Dublin. The rebel army that formed for attack on the afternoon of 9 June was a combined […]

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1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Execution of Father John Murphy.

“Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: ‘Arm! Arm!’ he cried, ‘For I’ve come to lead you; For Ireland’s freedom we’ll fight or die!” After enduring dreadful torture, Father John Murphy is executed, and his decapitated head displayed on a pike for his part in the 1798 Rebellion. […]

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1798 – United Irishmen Rebellion: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.

A force of United Irishmen from Wexford, estimated at 10,000 strong, launched an assault into Co Wicklow, on the British-held town of Arklow, in an attempt to spread the rebellion into Wicklow and to threaten the capital of Dublin. The rebel army that formed for attack on the afternoon of 9 June was a combined […]

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