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County Kildare History and Heritage

1798 Rebellion in County Kildare



  • Early - 23rd May
    The Triangles appeared in Athy. Suspected United Irishmen were brutally flogged particularly blacksmiths, carpenters and publicans. The system of free quarters was extended through Kilcock, Celbridge and North Kildare...
  • 24th May
    The 1798 Rebellion began in Kildare (United Irish Prisoners shot in Dunlavin in Wicklow). Rebels in Kildare simultaneously attack Naas, Prosperous, Clane and Ballymore-Eustace...
  • 25th May
    Rebels marched in three columns from Kildare to attack Monasterevan...
  • 26th - 31st May
    Lady Louisa Connolly witnessed around 200 rebels "quietly" crossing the lawn at Castletown in Celbridge. They marched to Tara...

Published by Kildare County Council Written by Mario Corrigan .