Murder of brothers in 1798 to be commemorated in County Wexford

Ballycarney Bridge

Brendan KeaneEnniscorthy Guardian

A call to arms is being made to all pike men and women in the Castledockrell area of Enniscorthy for a special commemoration event due to take place at Ballycarney crossroads, on Sunday, May 28.

The event will mark the 225th anniversary of the murder of two Redmond brothers, who died on Ballycarney Bridge on May 26, 1798. Their deaths were the first incidents in County Wexford in the lead up to the rebellion.

At 4 p.m. on the day of the forthcoming commemoration the pike men and women will march from Paddy O'Toole's, of Corah, to Ballycarney crossroads, as that was the original home place of the Redmond brothers.

John Foley, from Castledockrell, is asking all pike men and women from Castledockrell and the surrounding areas to attend a meeting to help prepare for the commemorative event.

The meeting will take place in Castledockrell Community Hall, on Monday, May 22, at 7.30 p.m. and those interested in attending or wishing to find out more can contact John on 087 7716032 or turn up for the meeting.