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Enniscorthy Castle will be venue for a battle of Enniscorthy commemoration.

Enniscorthy Castle will be venue for a battle of Enniscorthy commemoration.

Historian in residence Barry Lacey.

Historian in residence Barry Lacey.

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Enniscorthy Castle will be venue for a battle of Enniscorthy commemoration.

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THE infamous Battle of Enniscorthy which took place in 1922, will be remembered at a special commemoration event in the town on Saturday, July 2.

The event which will also include a re-enactment ceremony will take place at Enniscorthy Castle at 11 a.m. that day.

It’s being organised as part of Wexford Literary Arts Festival and Wexford County Council. 

An opening address will be given by the Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District following which Minister James Browne will give an address.

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Those in attendance will be given an outline of the battle from noted local historian, Barry Lacey, who is an authority on various aspects of the Irish civil war and War of Independence.

Mr Lacey will also be on hand to provide the narrative as the Enniscorthy Historical Re-Enactment Society will perform a re-enactment of the battle at the castle. They will be accompanied by re-enactors from Lord Edward’s Own.

The organisers of the event have worked hard at putting together a varied programme that is sure to keep people entertained throughout the morning and among the special guests will be grandson of Sean Lemass, Seán Haughey, who will give the keynote address at 12 noon.

Another special guest, keynote speaker who is sure to attract a lot of attention will be Carmel Smyth, author of ‘Monteith – the Making of a Rebel’.

Prayers will also be offered for all those who died in Enniscorthy and across Wexford in the War of Independence and the Civil War and piper's lament will be performed by Liam Doyle.

Local author, Maria Nolan, will give a prose extract at 12.20 p.m. and the programme of events will culminate with national anthem being played at 12.30 p.m.


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