Friday, March 26, 2010
Along with the attack on Vinegar Hill mentioned, the battle that day in a 1798 was on the town where the Bridge and the Castle were important targets for the British to stop a retreat. While the English took the town it was only after suffering huge losses and the Irish rebels managed to escape over the bridge.
In the 1400's the castle was also a town that was taken by Cromwellian forces, fearing the butchery that went on in nearby Wexford the Irish did nt put up much resistance.
The castle is a Norman Castle built in 1205 by the DePrendergasts and was the home to many Irish rebels.
The front door
Posted by Paz at 7:30 AM