“I welcome the announcement by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien T.D. that the National 1798 Centre in Enniscorthy has been awarded €100,000.00 for upgrade works and refurbishments to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion” commented local Enniscorthy District Councillor Cathal Byrne.
“The 1798 Rebellion is part of the DNA of Enniscorthy and the memory and legacy of that rising and those who died in it form part of the historic fabric of our Town.”
“This funding will enable the hardworking staff of the National 1798 Centre to upgrade and refurbish the existing exhibitions and will act to build upon the existing visitor experience.”
“I want to pay tribute to the voluntary board of the National 1798 Centre including Manager Mico Hasset for their work with this project and thank the officials in Wexford County Council who have assisted with this project from the beginning.”
“I remain of the view that the National 1798 Centre ought to be located in a purpose built interpretive centre on Vinegar Hill and have raised this with officials in Wexford County Council to form part of a longer term vision for Vinegar Hill.
“In the meantime, I am delighted that the Minister has allocated this funding and look forward to the works commencing later this year,” concluded Councillor Byrne.