Battle of Enniscorthy

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Battle of Enniscorthy
Part of the United Irishmen Rebellion
Date 28 May 1798
Location Enniscorthy, County Wexford
Result United Irishmen victory
British abandon Enniscorthy.
United Irishmen Kingdom of Great Britain British Army
Commanders and leaders
John Murphy
Edward Roche
Captain William Snowe
5,000–7,000[1] 331[1]
Casualties and losses
~100–500 killed ~100 killed

The Battle of Enniscorthy was a land battle fought during the Irish Rebellion of 1798, on 28 May 1798, between forces of the British Crown and a force of Irish Rebels at Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. The attack began at about 1 P.M, when the Rebels drove a herd of cattle through the towns’s Duffry gate, creating disorder among the loyalist defenders. After a defense of about three hours, the loyalist force abandoned the town and fled in great disorder to Wexford.

References & footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dickson, p. 71.


Coordinates: 52°30′07″N 6°33′57″W / 52.5019°N 6.5658°W / 52.5019; -6.5658