The 1798 Rebellion - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 4)

In the summer of 1798 large parts of Ireland were ravaged by one of the largest rebellions in Irish history. Numerous people in communities around Preban marched off to fight alongside the rebels. Some paid a heavy price and their graves can be found in Preban Graveyard. In this episode you will hear the story of the 1798 rebellion and how people from Preban were involved.

This episode is the fourth of seven in 'Stories from a Living Graveyard’. The series will be released daily as part of Heritage Week 2020.

Sound by Jason Looney

Special thanks to Yvonne Whitty, the Heritage office of Wicklow County Coucil & Preban Graveyard Committee.


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