The most famous site of the 1798 Rebellion, its current peace, serenity and spectacular views belies its background as one of the bloodiest battlefields in Irish history. 20,000 men, women and children faced 10,000 members of the Crown forces in a battle that lasted only four hours, but left 1,500 dead and a county, distraught.
Vinegar Hill sits overlooking Enniscorthy, giving visitors a spectacular, panoramic view of the town, its surrounding townlands and the River Slaney. It is free to visit and you can stay and admire the views for as long as you like. At the National 1798 Rebellion Centre, just across the Slaney, an in-depth exhibition brings the events on Vinegar Hill to life.