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Tuesday 16 October 2018

'Dark secrets' of 1798 to be exposed

The talk takes place on June 13
The talk takes place on June 13

The Presentation Centre is set to host a fascinating evening which aims to expose ten of the strangest things that happened during the 1798 Rebellion. Paddy Cullivan of Callan's Kicks, The Late Late Show, Leviathan and Kilkenomics brings his hit show to the scene of some of the pivotal moments of the 1798 rebellion as he arrives in Enniscorthy.

Having sold out shows in Galway, Paddy aims to expose the 'darkest secrets' that happened before, during and after an insurrection which, briefly, united Protestant, Catholic and dissenter. He also draws parallels with those events' effects on modern Ireland in a story that unfolds like an addictive, stranger than fiction thriller.

Among the items Paddy will discuss are the mystery surrounding the death of Wolfe Tone and his family ties, how Napper Tandy inadvertently helped with Napoleon's love life and how, on it's 220th anniversary, perhaps it becomes more inconvenient with every passing year to remember the events of 1798.

The show takes place at The Presentation Centre on Wednesday, June 13, and a substantial interest is anticipated. Tickets are priced at €12/€15 and can be purchased from The Presentation Centre or www.presentationcentre.ie.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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