Vinegar Hill book recognised at prestigious award ceremony

Jacqui Hynes with the book on Vinegar Hill.

Brendan KeaneEnniscorthy Guardian

A book about the battle of Vinegar Hill has been recognised at a prestigious literary event in Co Kerry.

‘Vinegar Hill: The last stand of the Wexford rebels of 1798’ was awarded second place in the Nilsson Local Heritage writing awards at Listowel Writers Week, one of the most celebrated and foremost literary events on the Irish calendar.

The book, which was published by Four Courts Press, was edited by Dr Ronan O’Flaherty and Jacqui Hynes and supported by Wexford County Council.

It offers new insights into what happened at Vinegar Hill on that fateful day of June 21, 1798. It features work by a multi-disciplinary research programme team including archaeologists, historians, folklorists, architectural historians and military specialists.

Ms Hynes attended the event in Co Kerry and was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the entire research team.

‘Vinegar Hill – The Last Stand of the Wexford Rebels of 1798’ is available from all good bookshops or direct from Four Courts Press.